22nd–24th February 2023 in Vienna, Austria
by the Messerli Research Institute & Vetmeduni Vienna
DATE: 22nd–24th February 2023
LOCATION: Lecture Hall A at the Vetmeduni Vienna Campus (Veterinary Place 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria)
MODE: This Conference will be held In-Person
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22 February: Animal Morality, the Theoretical Issues
|11.00–12.30||Mark Rowlands (University of Miami, USA) & Simon Fitzpatrick (John Carroll University, USA): Can animals be moral? 10 years on|
|14.00–15.00||Dorna Behdadi (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): Animals as Moral Claimants|
|15.00–16.00||Kristin Andrews (York University, Canada): Examining Social Norms in Animal Cultures|
|16.30–17.30||Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University, USA): Empathy and Animals|
|19.00||Conference Dinner for Speakers|
23 February: Animal Morality, Scope of the Challenges
|10.00–11.00||Pieter Adriaens (KU Leuven, Belgium): Moralizing animals|
|11.00–12.00||Dennis Papadopoulos (Messerli Research Institute, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria): Nonhuman animals & Indigenous conceptions of respect|
|12.00–13.00||Susana Monsó (UNED Madrid, Spain) & Birte Wrgae (Messerli Research Institute, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria): Tactful animals: How the study of touch can inform the animal morality debate|
|14.30–15.30||Rebekah Humphreys (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK): Shared Language, Meaningful Communication and Inter-species Trust: |
A Discussion of Key Themes Related to Anthropomorphism as Philosophical Sin
|15.30–16.30||Mara-Daria Cojocaru (Munich School of Philosophy, Germany; PAN Works, USA) & Florian Steinberger (Birkbeck, University of London, UK): |
In what sense, if any, can dog training ever be truly moral?
|17.00–18.00||Gary Comstock (North Carolina State University, USA): Animal culture and morality: A new approach to industrial farm animal reform|
24 February: Animal Morality, the Practical Implications
|9.00–10.00||Judith Benz-Schwarzburg & Johanna Karg (Messerli Research Institute, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria): Human interference in animal caregiving|
|10.00–11.00||Steve Cooke (University of Leicester, UK): The ethics of touch & the importance of nonhuman relationships in agriculture|
|11.00–12.00||Don Ross (University College Cork, Ireland; University of Cape Town, South Africa; Georgia State University, USA): Economic Agency for Elephants|
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The Animal Morality Conference is funded by the FWF Austrian National Science Funding Agency, Project P31466-G32.