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Parental Duties and Over-Demandingness

Konference — bioethics workshop on parental duties at the University of Copenhagen


Date & Time:

Panum (Maersk Tower), Room 7.15.149 (on Floor 15, via elevators in Maersk Tower), Blegdamsvej 3B, University of Copenhagen

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This workshop is a one-day, in-person-only event, in which we will explore a range of questions about the nature of family ties and parental responsibilities.

Although this is primarily a philosophical workshop, we welcome attendees from all backgrounds and disciplines at this workshop. We would especially encourage scholars to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue about reproduction, family conceptions, environmental concerns.

The workshop is part of ‘The Future of Family Relationships’ research project. We are grateful to VELUX for sponsoring this event.

Queries and Registration: please email andrea.bidoli@sund.ku.dk to register your interest.

Location: Panum (Maersk Tower), Room 7.15.149 (on Floor 15, via elevators in Maersk Tower), Blegdamsvej 3B, University of Copenhagen (Find directions here).

Date: 15 June 2022, 09:30-16:00

10:00-10:50, Fiona Woollard (Southampton) – The Metaphysics of Gender and Resistance to Normative Motherhood
11:00-11:50, Seppe Segers (Ghent) – Moral obligation in treating the not-yet-born: future ethical dilemmas
12:00-12:50, Elisabeth Furberg (Linköping) – The ethics of regretting one’s children
14:00-14:50, Martin Sticker (Bristol) with Felix Pinkert (Vienna) – Climate change and permissible procreation – The collective obligation to reach Net Zero
15:00-15:50, Daniela Cutas (Lund) – Epigenetics and responsibility for children

Click here to read abstracts.