AN INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP
This is an end-of-project workshop arising from a two-year study entitled Framing Effects in Ethical Dilemmas in which Natalie Gold, Andrew Colman, and Briony Pulford investigated contextual factors affecting moral decisions. The project included a series of experiments in which trolley problems and related ethical dilemmas were presented to people in contexts that were systematically varied to throw light on factors affecting their responses. Experiments included both hypothetical questions and incentivized choices, of the kind commonly used in behavioural economics. Topics related to the workshop theme of experiments in ethical dilemmas will be presented by speakers from across all relevant disciplines (submission deadline has now passed).
Speakers will include:
Fiery Cushman, Psychology, Brown University, USA
Adam Feltz, Philosophy, Schreiner University, USA
Urs Fischbacher, Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany
Natalie Gold, Philosophy, King’s College London, UK
Shaun Nichols, Philosophy, University of Arizona
Briony Pulford, Psychology, University of Leicester, UK
List of participants
Senate Room, First floor, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU, UK Google map
With the generous support of the University of London Institute of Philosophy. To access the Senate Room, where the workshop will be held, you enter through the ground floor of Senate House and ascend the ceremonial staircase. The registration table will be at the top of the staircase and the Senate Room is just along the corridor.
Thursday 3 May and Friday 4 May 2012, running from 10am to 6pm each day.
fee is £35 (£30 for students, the unwaged, and individual members of the
Institute of Philosophy, i.e. anyone who has purchased a membership from
the institute, not people who are members of the Institute through their
department or other professional affiliation). It is possible to register for
just one day for £20 (no discounts available). For late registration, after
April 20th, there will be a surcharge of £5.
Registration is through the King's College on-line shop where payments for both the workshop registration and the dinner (if desired) will be taken.
The conference dinner will be held at the Modern Pantry and will cost £40.
Sponsors and Hosts
Some people will be staying at the President Hotel
There are also a number of hotels and Bed & Breakfast establishments in and around Gower Street, within easy walking distance of the workshop.
Senate House and Stewart House are close to each other in London WC1.
The nearest tube stations,
all within easy walking distance of the workshop venue, are: Euston, Euston
Square, Warren Street, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, and
London is served by five airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton, and London City. All the airports have good bus and train connections into central London.
If you are likely to make more than a couple of journeys by public transport, then it would be worth investing in an Oyster card, a plastic smart card that you put money on in advance of travelling, and which you can use to pay fares on buses, tube, and London overground trains. The Oyster card costs £3 and can be bought at any tube station. Fares paid for with an Oyster card are substantially cheaper than those paid in cash, the difference can be more than £2 for tube fares in central London.
Directions: The Modern Pantry is a 25 minute walk from Senate House. Here is a map, with an attractive walking route through Clerkenwell marked out. Two nice pubs on the way are The Duke on Roger Street and http://www.dukepub.co.uk/ and the Lady Ottoline on Northington Street http://www.theladyottoline.com/. By public transport, take the 55 bus from Bloomsbury Way to Clerkenwell Road, i.e. heading due east (bus stop marked on the map); or take the Hammersmith & City/ Circle/ Metropolitan line eastwards from Euston Square to Farringdon (two stops). Alternatively, share a cab!
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Contact and enquiries
Catherine Lawrence, email firstname.lastname@example.org