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Professional Presentations

 

“Caring for Difficult and Drug-Dependent Patients”
Ethics Roundtable, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick Maine, March 2013

“Reasonable Pluralism, Interculturalism, and Question-Beggingness”
APA Committee on Public Philosophy, Symposium:“Can Philosophy Provide a Foundation for Public Policy or Is It Question-Begging All the Way Down?”
American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, December 2013

“Interculturalism, Multiculturalism, and Biomedical Ethics”
Phillips Fellowship Presentation, Bates College, December 2013

“Interculturalism, Bioethics, and Informed Consent,” 11th World Congress of Bioethics,
International Association of Bioethics, Rotterdam Netherlands, June 2012

“Early Modern Ethics” Symposium, Chair and Comments on Sterba’s “Completing the Kantian and Hobbesean Project in Ethics,” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle, April 2012

“Intercultural Ethics and Public Policy: the French Ban on Islamic Headscarves”
Works in Progress Series, Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects, Harward Center for
Community Partnerships, Bates College, March 2012

“Interculturalism, Asian Values, and Kantian Justice”
Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore, February 2012

“Medical Marijuana: Ethical Issues”
Ethics Roundtable, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick Maine, January 2012

“When a Nurse with a PhD wants to be called Doctor”
Ethics Roundtable, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick Maine, October 2011

Roundtable: “Constructing an Islamic Juridical Council in the United States”
Where Religion, Policy, and Bioethics Meet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care, University of Michigan, April 2011

“Global Justice, Public Reason, and Intercultural Ethics”
North American Society for Social Philosophy, American Philosophical Association,
Boston Mass, December 2010

“The Provider-Patient Relationship: Competent Patients & Their Irrational and Costly Choices”
Annual Ethics Retreat, Maine General Medical Center, Waterville Maine, Sept. 2010

”Double Effect: When and Why Killing is Wrong”
University of Maine, Orono, October 2010

”Double Effect and its Critics: Beyond the Basics”
Palliative Care and Ethics: Enhancing the Foundations of Care; Maine Medical Center 4th annual Palliative Care Conference; Harraseeket Inn, Freeport Maine, June 2010

“Islamic and Buddhist Medical Ethics: Morality and Theology in Moral Reasoning”
3rd Islam and Bioethics International Conference, Ankara University
Çolakli-Antalya Turkey, April 2010

“Ethics Committees: Form, Composition, and Function”
Clinical Ethics Committee, Educational Program, Central Maine Medical Center,
Lewiston Maine, March 2010

”Korsgaard’s Rejection of Consequentialism”
Keynote Panel on the work of Christine Korsgaard, Northern New England Philosophical Association, Annual Meeting, University of New Hampshire, Durham, October 2009

“Global Justice” chaired and organized International Affairs Conference, Presentation:
“The Freeing of Isaac” Star Island Conference Center, Portsmouth NH, July 2009

“Competing Conceptions of the Self in Kantian and Buddhist Moral Theories”
Kant in Asia Conference, Hong Kong,China, May 2009

“Islamic Medical Ethics II:  End of Life Issues”  Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, December 2008

“Inclusive Public Reason Defended”  Commentator, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Pasadena, CA, April 2008

“Proposals for Health Care Reform”  Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Maine, February 2008

“Making Time Fly By: Tips on Fostering Student Engagement”
Bates College, February 2008

Islamic Medical Ethics” Critical Care Ethics Education Series,

  • Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston Maine, November 2007
  • Maine Medical Center, Portland Maine, July 2007

“Informed Consent and the Family” Real Time Ethics in Clinical Practice Series, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick Maine, May 2007

“Dignity, Contractualism, and Consequentialism”

  • Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens Greece; June 2006
  • International Society for Utilitarian Studies, Dartmouth College; August 2005
  • Pomona College, Claremont California; October 2004
  • Beijing International Conference on Kant’s Moral Philosophy in Contemporary Perspectives, Peking University, Beijing China; May 2004

Timely Topic: “The Curious Case of Terri Schaivo”
International Affairs Conference, The Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, NH; July 2005

Authors Meets Critics Book Session, Michael Boylan’s A Just Society,  Society of Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Group Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Boston Mass, December 2004

“The Right to Health Care and the Right to Die”
Tsinghua University, Beijing China; May 2004

“Medical Ethics in Japan” presentation Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick Maine, April 2004

Sex, Suicide and Two Conceptions of Dignity,”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle Washington; March 2002

“Consequentialism, Contractualism, and the Dignity of Humanity”
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 2002

“Dignity, Double Effect, and the Right to Die,” conference on Maine’s Death with Dignity Act,
Bioethics Center of the University of New England, Westbrook; June 2000

“Autonomy, Dignity, and the Right to Die,”
Faculty Dinner Presentation, Bates College, March 2000

“The Oregon Death with Dignity Act,” presentation Mid Coast Hospital,
Brunswick, March 2000

“Gert on Moral Ideals: Comment on Baron”
Conference on the Moral Philosophy of Bernard Gert,
Dartmouth, New Hampshire; May 1999

“Korsgaard’s Practical Identity Argument”
Commentator, American Philosophical Association,
Berkeley, California, April 1999

“Kantian Community”
American Political Science Association, Annual Meeting,
Boston, Massachusetts; September, 1998

“Gewirth and Contemporary Kantian Ethics”
Conference on the Moral Philosophy of Alan Gewirth at Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, November 1997.

“Author Meets Critics” Book Session on Kantian Consequentialism
Thomas Hill, Jr., Holly Smith, and David Cummiskey
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division
Berkeley, California; March 1997

“The Role of Medicine at the End of life: International Perspectives and Policies,”
International Affairs Conference, the Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, NH; July 1996

“Is Maine Ready for Physician Aid in Dying”
Maine Medical Association, Annual Meeting
The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH; January 1995

“Kantian Revolutions”
Colby College, May 1995

“Physician Assisted Dying: Identifying the Issues”

  • Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor Maine, May 1995
  • Maine Bioethics Network, Bates College; March 1995

“Should Consequentialism be Afraid of its own Shadow?”
Commentator, American Philosophical Association,
Central Division Meeting, Kansas City MO, May 1994

“Dignity and Price”
• University of New Hampshire, March 1994
• Maine Philosophical Institute, April 1994
“Why Consequentialism is a Theory of the Right,”
Commentator, American Philosophical Association,
Eastern Division, December 1993

“A Kantian Derivation of Consequentialism,”

  • Research Triangle Ethics Group, Chapel Hill, NC, April 1993
  • Pomona College, Claremont CA, March 1992

“Kantian Internalism and Consequentialism,”
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 1993

“Liberalism, Feminism, and the Objectivity of Morals,”
University of Maine at Farmington, May 1992.

“Kant’s Theory of Coercion,”
University of New Hampshire Colloquium on the History of Philosophy, September 1989

“Kant’s Refutation of Consequentialism,”
American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, April 1988

“Consequentialism, Egoism and the Moral Law,”

  • American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, March 1988
  • Northern New England Philosophy Association, October 1987

“Kantian Consequentialism: A Critique of Side-Constraints,”

  • American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, March 1987
  • Northern New England Philosophy Association, October 1986

“Desert and Entitlement,”
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, March 1986

“Moral Issues Concerning Placebos”
University of Tennessee Memorial Research Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee (Fall 1985)

“The Right to Die: Liberty and Responsibility”
University of Tennessee Memorial Research Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee (Spring 1986)

In addition, over 62 presentations and discussion sessions on medical ethical issues at hospitals, 1987- 2008

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