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Bioethics and Political Philosophy: Nordic Perspectives

Workshop on Well-Being, Beneficence and Harm

University of Iceland, June 2–3, 2022

Thursday, June 2

Morning session

Chair: Greg Bognar (Stockholm University)

08:30–09:30
Anna Smajdor (University of Oslo)
Epigenetics, Harm and the Non-Identity Problem
Commentator: Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)

09:40–10:40
Per Algander (Umeå University)
Can the Non-Identity Intuition and the Neutrality Intuition Be Reconciled?
Commentator: Jay Zameska (University of Tartu)

10:40–11:00
Coffee break

11:00–12:00
Joona Räsänen (Aarhus School of Business)
What Is Personality Discrimination and Is It Wrong? A (Bio)Ethical Analysis
Commentator: Anna Gotlib (Brooklyn College)

12:00–13:30]
Lunch break

Afternoon session

Chair: Pall Thorsteinsson (University of Iceland)

13:30–14:30
Julia Mosquera (Institute for Futures Studies)
From Brute Luck to Expensive Tastes: New Technologies, Disability, and the Change in Perception about Responsibility for Disability
Commentator: Eyja Margrét Brynjarsdóttir (University of Iceland)

14:40–15:40
Shu Ishida (Osaka University)
Autonomy, Adaptive Preferences, and Disability: From the Perspective of Quasi-Perfectionist Welfarism
Commentator: Joona Räsänen (Aarhus School of Business)

15:40–16:10
Coffee break

16:10–17:10
Jenny Krutzinna (University of Bergen)
A Duty to Protect: Public Responsibility for the Well-Being and Best Interests of Marginalised Children
Commentator: Salvör Nordal (Ombudsman for Children and University of Iceland)

18:30–20:00
Workshop dinner

Evening session

20:00–22:00
Panel discussion on COVID-19 pandemic response in Iceland and other countries

Friday, June 3

Morning session

Chair: Vilhjálmur Árnason (University of Iceland)

08:30–09:30
Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Roskilde University)
Are You Game? A Critical Discussion of a Game-Theoretical Argument in Favour of Banning Doping in Sport
Commentator: H. Orri Stefánsson (Stockholm University)

09:40–10:40
Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
Odysseus in Bondage: Does Self-Paternalism Raise Any Normative Concerns?
Commentator: Jenny Krutzinna (University of Bergen)

10:40–11:00
Coffee break

11:00–12:00
Kristine Bærøe (University of Bergen)
Translational Ethics: Justified Roles of Bioethicists Within and Beyond Lifecycles of Artificial Intelligence Systems in Health
Commentator: Thomas Søbirk Petersen (Roskilde University)

12:00–13:30
Lunch break

Afternoon session

Chair: Greg Bognar (Stockholm University)

13:30–14:30

  1. Orri Stefánsson (Stockholm University)

Identified Lives “Bias” as Decreasing Marginal Value of Chances
Commentator: Per Algander (Umeå University)

14:40–15:40
Jay Zameska (University of Tartu)
How Can We Fairly Distribute Risks of Harm?
Commentator: Commentator: Anna Smajdor (University of Oslo)

15:40–16:10
Coffee break

16:10–17:10
Jesper Ryberg (Roskilde University)
Crime Preventive Treatment and Non-Ideal Political Theory
Commentator: Julia Mosquera (Institute for Futures Studies)

19:30
Workshop dinner

Organizers

Greg Bognar, Stockholm University

Vilhjálmur Árnason, University of Iceland

Andreas Albertsen, Aarhus University