November 13th to 16th 2008

10th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum: “The Ethics of the Family”

 

Thursday, November 13: 1:00-5:00 pm:

Workshop on “Ethics in Social

Work” directed by Dr. Wade Robison

 

Friday, November 14th

8:05-8:35: Chesapeake Room 1: Welcome to the conference by SEAC President

and/or conference organizers.

Concurrent Sessions 1: 8:45-10:15

Session 1A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Natalia Starostina (Young Harris

College)

Dr. Suck Choi (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University):

“Confucian Ethics of the Family: Only for the Confucian Family?”

Dr. Charles Zola (Dept. of Philosophy, Penn. State University): “Filial Responsibility

for Aging Parents”

Session 1B : Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. James Ponzetti (Dept. of Sociology, Univ.

of British Columbia)

Dr. Stephen Satris (Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson University):

“Transracial Adoption”

Dr. Raquel Delevi (Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State

University): “The Importance of Cultural Competency in Training Marriage and

Family Therapists and Family Service Providers”

Session 1C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Aine Donovan (Exec. Dir., Ethics

Institute, Dartmouth College)

Dr. Ernani Magalhaes (Dept. of Phil., West Virginia U.): “Ho Ho Hoax: Santa Claus

and Parental Deception”

Dr. Steven Weiss (Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta

State University): “Superkid or Frankenchild: Ethical Issues in Chemically Enhancing

the Next Generation”

Concurrent Sessions 2: 10:30-12:00

Session 2A: Chesapeake Room 1: Panel Presentation:

“Families, Values, and Faculty Experiments with Ethics Across the Curriculum”

Dr. Anastasia Pease (Program Director, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Union College)

Dr. Robert Baker (Department of Philosophy, Union College)

Dr. Kelly Black (Department of Mathematics, Union College)

Dr. Lewis Davis (Department of Economics, Union College)

Dr. Harold Fried (Department of Economics, Union College)

Dr. Ashraf Ghaly (Department of Engineering, Union College)

Session 2B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Adam Potthast (Department of Arts,

Languages, and Philosophy, Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Dr. Bahaa Darwish (Philosophy Program, Dept. of Humanities, Qatar University):

“Rethinking Utilitarianism”

Dr. Kevin Sullivan (Dept. of Phil., Mercyhurst College): Vaclav Havel and the Ethical

Ground of Politics”

Session 2C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Suck Choi (Dept. of Philosophy and Rel.

Studies, Towson Univ.)

Dr. Richard Wilson (Dept. of Philosophy, UMBC): “Artificial Reproductive

Technologies and the Family”

Dr. Elizabeth Meade (Department of Philosophy, Cedar Crest College): “Choice’s

Challenge: Feminist Ethics and Reproductive Technology”

Concurrent Sessions 3: 1:45 – 3:15:

Session 3A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Raquel Delevi (Department of

Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University)

Diane Williamson (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, Vanderbilt

University): “Emotional Intelligence and Familial Relationships”

Dr. Deborah Mower (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown

State University): “The DIT, Sentimentalism, and Moral Judgment”

Session 3B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Jeanne Sokolec (School of Social Work,

Loyola University Chicago)

Dr. Wade Robison (Rochester Institute of Technology): “In the Moral Zone”

Dr. Elaine Englehardt (Dept. of Philosophy, Program Coordinator, Ethics Across the

Curriculum, Utah Valley State College): “Public Relations Advocacy and Ethics”

Session 3C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Beth Dixon (Department of Philosophy,

SUNY, Plattsburgh)

Dr. Mark Strasser (Trustees Professor of Law, Capital University Law School):

Marriage, Parenting, and Sexual Orientation”

Dr. Aine Donovan (Executive Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College): “The

Emergence of Gay Marriage and Free Speech”

Concurrent Session 4: 3:30-5:00:

Session 4A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Kristen Hine (Department of

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Hallie Liberto (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, University of

Wisconsin, Madison): “The Vulnerability of Men in Open Marriages”

Angela Campbell, J.D. (Faculty of Law, McGill University): “Revisiting Law’s

Approach to Polygamy: Pluralist Accounts”

Session 4B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Douglas Chismar (Liberal Arts Program

Director, Ringling College of Art and Design)

Dr. Joseph Petrick (Department of Management, Wright State University):

“Conventional Families and the Moral Hazard of Imposed Intergenerational Risk

Shifting” (Co-Authored with Daniel Furman)

Dr. Ashraf Ghaly (Department of Engineering, Union College): “The Collision

between Cultural Norms and Engineering Ethics in the Age of Globalization”

Session 4C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Bahaa Darwish (Philosophy Program,

Department of Humanities, Qatar University)

Dr. Yvette Pearson (Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Co-Director, Institute

for Ethics and Public Affairs, Old Dominion University): “Making Parents:

Conventions, Intentions, and Biological Connections”

Dr. Lisa Newton (Department of Philosophy, Fairfield University): “Family, Clan,

Tribe, Corruption: Insights from the International Aid Workers”

 

Saturday, November 15th

Concurrent Sessions 5: 8:45-10:15

Session 5A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Meade (Dept. of

Philosophy, Cedar Crest College)

Paul Newhouse, J.D. (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson

University): “Conflicting Ethical Duties of the “Best Interests” Attorney”

Karen Rice (Graduate Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social

Work): “Ethical Dilemmas and a Decision-making Process for Child Welfare

Practice”

Session 5B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Linda Oravecz (Department of Family

Studies and Community Development, Towson University)

Dr. Carolyn Wilken (Department of Family Sciences and Gerontology, University of

Florida): “Teaching Ethical Decision Making for Family Issues: Using an InquiryBased Methodology”

Dr. James Ponzetti (Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia): “The

Application of Virtue Ethics in Family Processes to Facilitate Optimal Interaction”

Session 5C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Joseph Petrick (Department of

Management, Wright State University)

Dr. Joseph Millum (Department of Bioethics/Fogarty International Center, National

Institutes of Health): “Parental Work and the Moral Right to Parent”

Dr. Michael McFall (Department of Philosophy, Stanford University): “The

Foundations of Licensing Parents”

Session 5D: Camden Room: Chair: Dr. Roderic Owen (Department of

Philosophy and Religion, Mary Baldwin College)

Dr. Donald Noone (Professor of Business, Caldwell College): “Ethical Decisions and

the Family in Our Head”

Dr. Edgar Velez (Humanities Dept., Columbus State Community College):

“Understanding Marital Fidelity”

Concurrent Sessions 6: 10:30-12:00

Session 6A: Chesapeake Room 1: Panel Presentation:

“Teaching Ethics Using the Issue of Same-Sex Marriage: Multiple Rationalities and

the Limits of Deliberation”

Dr. John Wells (Provost &Vice Pres. for Academic Services, Young Harris College)

Dr. Ron Roach (Division of Humanities, Young Harris College)

Dr. Felecia McDuffie (Dept. of Religion and Philosophy, Young Harris College)

Session 6B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Paul Newhouse, J.D. (Department of

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Dennis Plaisted (Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tennessee

, Chattanooga): “Professional Ethics and The Verdict”

Dr. Kathryn Norlock (Department of Philosophy, St Mary’s College of Maryland):

“Teaching “Against Marriage” to Fans of “The Bachelorette””

Session 6C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Jeff Buechner (Department of

Philosophy, Rutgers University)

Dr. Michael Taber (Department of Philosophy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland): “A

Value of Family: The Moral Significance of Involuntary Affiliations”

Dr. Eric Silverman (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Christopher

Newport University): “An Examination of One Strategy for Reconciling Familial

Love and Impartial Morality”

Session 6D: Chair: Camden Room: Dr. Carolyn Wilken (Department of Family

Sciences and Gerontology, University of Florida)

Dr. Kristie Bunton (Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,

University of St. Thomas): “From “Supernanny” to “The Baby Borrowers”: Reality

Television as Family Teacher”

Dr. Roderic Owen (Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mary Baldwin College):

“The Dalai Lama’s Ethics for the New Millenium”

Concurrent Sessions 7: 1:45 – 3:15:

Session 7A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Rose Ann Christian (Department of

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson University)

Dr. Natalia Starostina (Young Harris College): “Paternalism, Ethics of Family and

Labor Relationships, and Mass Culture: The Lesson from History of Interwar France”

Dr. Kay Mathiessen (School of Information Resources and Library Science,

University of Arizona): “Children’s Right to Access Information – The Library

Debate”

Session 7B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs (Dept. of Phil. and Rel.

Studies, Towson Univ.)

Dr. Danny Campbell (Department of Humanities, Columbia College): “The Familial

Performance: Children as a Door for State Ideology”

Dr. Calvin Ball (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Towson

University): “Family Ethics Reach Across Generational Divides”

Session 7C: Potomac Room: Dr. Dennis Plaisted (Department of Philosophy and

Religion, University of Tennessee , Chattanooga)

Dr. Dominic Braune (Department of History and Philosophy, South Texas College):

The Postville Raid: How Immigration Enforcement Destroys Families”

Dr. Beth Dixon (Department of Philosophy, SUNY, Plattsburgh): “Global Families”

Session 7D: Camden Room: Chair: Dr. Ashraf Ghaly (Department of

Engineering, Union College)

Dr. Laura Osinski (Dept. of Phil., Madison Area Technical College): “A Liberal

Conception of Civil Marriage”

Landon Frim (Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, SUNY, Stony Brook):

“Same-Sex Marriage, the State-of-Nature, and Spinoza”

Presidential Address: Chesapeake Room 1: 3:30-5:00

Banquet: Loch Raven Room: 7:00-10:00

 

Sunday, November 16th

Concurrent Sessions 8: 8:45-10:15

Session 8A: Chesapeake Room 1: Chair: Dr. Wade Robison (Rochester Institute

of Technology)

Dr. Elaine Englehardt (Department of Philosophy, Program Coordinator, Ethics

Across the Curriculum, Utah Valley State College): “Implementing a Successful

Ethics Across the Curriculum Program”

Dr. Michael Pritchard (Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University):

“The Hastings Center Goals for Teaching Ethics – 3 Decades Later”

Session 8B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Robert Fowler (Department of History

and Philosophy, South Texas College)

Dr. Courtney Campbell (Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University): “The

Child as Martyr: Religious Refusals of Medical Treatment as Child Abuse?”

Dr. Kim Skoog (University of Guam): “Varying Views on the Nature of the Self: The

Gradual and Immediate Models and their Social Implications on Family and Social

Customs throughout the World”

Session 8C: Potomac Room: Chair: Dr. Kay Mathiessen (School of Information

Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona)

Dr. Jeff Buechner (Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University): “Are there forms

of Rationality Unique to a Family that can Justify the Concept of ‘Family Values’?”

Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs (Philos. and Rel. Stud, Towson U.): “The Ethics of the Family: A

Wild Goose Chase?”

Concurrent Sessions 9: 10:30-12:00

Session 9A: Chair: Chesapeake Room 1: Dr. Yvette Pearson (Department of

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Co-Director, Institute for Ethics and Public

Affairs, Old Dominion University)

Dr. Jeanne Sokolec (Loyola University Chicago): “Society’s Ethical Obligations to

Families”

Dr. Shane Ralston (Department of Philosophy, University of Maine, and Pennsylvania

State University – World Campus): “Education as Family Life: John Dewey on the

Ethical Responsibility of School Teachers”

Session 9B: Severn Room 1: Chair: Dr. Calvin Ball (Dept. of Phil. and Religious

Studies, Towson Univ.)

Dr. Robert Muhlnickel (Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School): “Organ Donation

Impasse and Family Rights”

Steven Weimer and Sangeeta Sangha (Graduate Students, Department of Philosophy,

Bowling Green State University): “Informalist Conceptions of Marriage and Some of

Their Implications”

12:15-1:30: Chesapeake Room 1: SEAC Business Meeting