Call for Proposals – Expert-meeting Narrative, Ethics, and Medicine with Rita Charon

The VU University and VU University  Medical Center organize an expert meeting with Rita Charon, professor of Clinical Medicine and director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In this meeting Phd studentes and andvanced RMA-students from different disciplines will  reflect on the value of Charon’s work. If you want participate in this event you are kindly invited to relate your own research project to the ideals and conceptual principles as elaborated by Charon in Narrative Medicine.

Subjects for contributions include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical and methodological reflections on central concepts and ideas in Charon’s work, such as representation – attention – affiliation, empathy, coherence, narrative ethics, and the relation between body and mind.
  • Case studies concerning autobiographical or fictional illness narratives and artworks on illness.
  • The implementation of narrative medicine in medical education and practice.

The deadline for proposals is 1 january. Visit the website for more detailed information about the meeting and the proposals.

Emotions, Psychology and Moral Judgments

Invitation to Conference

Emotions, Psychology and Moral Judgments
University of Amsterdam
June 8-9, 2012

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the origins and influences of moral intuitions and judgments. Multiple theories have been defended by philosophers and psychologists. Many of these theories call into question the reliability of our moral intuitions and the normative theories that are based on them. The aim of this conference is to explore these challenges and the possible links between moral psychology and normative ethics, as well as related issues in moral epistemology and metaphysics.

Friday, June 8. 10.00-16.30

Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen): The Significance of Empirical Psychology for
Kantian Ethics
David Enoch (Hebrew University): A Defense of Moral Deference
Stephen Darwall (Yale): Reactive Attitudes and the Epistemology of Deontic

Saturday, June 9. 10.00-16.30

Antti Kauppinen (Trinity College Dublin): Scepticism About Moral
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke): Is Morality Unified?
Bart Streumer (Reading): Can Moral Intuitions Refute the Error Theory?

Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam

Attendance is free but please register by sending a message to with ³Conference Emotions and Moral Judgments ² as the subject header.

The conference is organized by the NWO research project Good Guides or False Pilots? The Role of Emotion in Moral Judgment (Prof. Frans Jacobs, Dr. Antti
Kauppinen, Dr. Thomas Nys, Dr. Laurens van Apeldoorn)