You are warmly invited to an upcoming Conference on Post-Kantian Bioethics, hosted by the philosophy department at Purdue University. The conference will be held remotely on Zoom from April 16-17, 2021. All of the talks below are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time.   


11:00am – 12:00pm HELGA VARDEN, University of Illinois (with comments by Alzbeta Hajkova): “Kant and Arendt on Barbaric and Totalitarian Evil”
1:00 – 2:00pm SAMUEL J. KERSTEIN, University of Maryland (with comments by Chen Yang):  “Living with Dementia as an Affront to Dignity”
2:15 – 3:15pm COLIN MARSHALL, University of Washington (with comments by James Mollison):  “Neo-Schopenhauerian Moral Pluralism”


11:00am – 12:00pm PETER SEDGWICK, Cardiff University (with comments by Tom Doyle): “Nietzsche’s Dying Gesture”
1:00 – 2:00pm DANA BELU, CSU Dominguez Hills (with comments by Duncan Cordry): “A Phenomenological Inquiry into Surrogacy: Technology, Embodiment, Regulation”
2:15 – 3:15pm JOEL MICHAEL REYNOLDS, Georgetown University (with comments by Zoe Stein): “The Import of the Phenomenological Tradition for Bioethics”

The conference is free to attend. Those interested in attending can email: In the body of the email, please indicate your institutional/professional affiliation as well as which conference presentation you would like to attend. You will receive an email reminder with the Zoom link a week before the presentation. There is no limit on the number of presentations you can attend. 

You can find a flyer for the conference attached, and find the conference website at