The Canadian Society
for the Study of Practical Ethics • CSSPE



Congres des sciences sociales et humaines (CSSH)
Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

MAY 29-31, 2005




CONFERENCE THEME: Paradoxes of Citizenship: Environments, Exclusions, Equity

Location of Meetings: TAL 340 (Talbot College)

Sunday May 29, 2005

SESSION ONE: Equity and Bioethics (Theoretical Issues and Applications to Sport)

9:10 – 10:00 am PRESENTER: Julia Watt
Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario (London, ON)
TOPIC: “The Benefits of Bioethical Conflict”

10 Minute Break

10:10 – 11:00 am PRESENTER: Tracy Trothen
Department of Religious Studies and Faculty of Theology
Queen’s University (Kingston, ON)
TOPIC: “Genetic Transfer Technologies: Sport, Spirit, and Justice”

10 Minute Break

11:10 – 12:00 noon PRESENTER: Maya Goldenberg
Department of Philosophy
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
TOPIC: “On Evidence-Based Ethics and the ‘Empirical Turn’ in Medical Ethics”

12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH

SESSION TWO: Equity and Business (Consumer Sovereignty, Sustainability, and Labour Relations)

1:30 – 2:20 pm PRESENTERS: Chris MacDonald and Melissa Whellams
Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University (Halifax NS)
TOPIC: “Corporate Decisions and the Dual Democratic Deficit in GM Food Labeling”

10 Minute Break

2:30-3:20 pm PRESENTER: Jason Kawall
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
TOPIC: “Consumption, Voluntary Simplicity, and Sustainable Lifestyles”

10 Minute Break

3:30-4:20 pm PRESENTER: Stephen D’Arcy
Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario (London, ON)
TOPIC: “The Principle of Solidarity: Toward a Philosophical Discourse on Labour Ethics”

Monday May 31, 2005

SESSION THREE: Equity and Democracy (Scientific Research, Feminism, Interest Groups, and Human Development)

9:10 – 10:00 am PRESENTERS: Stephen Haller and James Gerrie
Department of Philosophy
Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford (Brantford, ON)
TOPIC: “Science: Higher Reason, or Reason for Hire?”

10 Minute Break

10:10 – 11:00 am PRESENTER: Jean Harvey
Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON)
TOPIC: “Democracy, Interests and Exclusion”

10 Minute Break

11:10 – 12:00 noon PRESENTER: Jay Drydyk
Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
TOPIC: “When Is Development More Democratic?”

12:00 – 1:30 pm CSSPE LUNCH

SESSION FOUR: 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

Evening: CSSPE Party (Details TBA )

Tuesday May 31, 2005

SESSION FIVE: Equity, Research and Intellectual Property (Research Ethics and Morality of Intellectual Property)

9:10-10:00 am
PRESENTER: Alex Wellington
Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON)
TOPIC: “Researchers’ Ethics Under the Microscope: Clashing Cultures and Competing Virtues”

10 Minute Break

10:10 – 11:00 am PRESENTER: Maureen Muldoon
Chair, Research Ethics Board
University of Windsor (Windsor, ON)
TOPIC: “Professional Ethics for Research Ethics Board Members”

10 Minute Break

11:10 to 12:00 pm PRESENTER: David Lea
Department of Philosophy
American University of Sharaj (Sharaj, United Arab Emirates)
TOPIC: “From the Wright Brothers to Microsoft: Issues in the
Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property Rights”

12:00 to 1:30 pm LUNCH

SESSION SIX: Equity and Social Policy: Motherhood

1:30 pm to 2:20 pm PRESENTER: Karen Krug (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Centre for the Environment, Brock University (St. Catharines, ON)
TOPIC: “Motherhood and Social Policy: Creating Equity: Acknowledging Difference”