Conference at the University of Pennsylvania
December 2-4, 2010
Sponsored by The Center for Inquiry, the Penn Center for Bioethics, and the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society
Scheduled Speakers: Allen Buchanan (Duke), Arthur Caplan (Penn), Martha Farrah (Penn), Ronald Lindsay (CFI), Maxwell Mehlman (Case Western), Jonathan Moreno (Penn), Rosemarie Tong (UNC-Charlotte)
“Transforming Humanity: Fantasy? Dream? Nightmare?” suggests three of the main approaches that have been taken in addressing human enhancements, namely that it is unrealistic to expect significant changes to human nature through enhancements, that significant changes are both possible and desirable, and that significant changes are possible but are highly undesirable. We invite papers from all academic disciplines that address any aspect of the conference theme, especially where scientific and technological breakthroughs may call for novel approaches to dealing with human transformation.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
• Deadline: September 1, 2010. Early submissions will be eligible for an early decision.
• Papers between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Include a 100-word abstract at the beginning.
• Send paper as an attachment to an email to Arthur Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Details about the conference will be updated at http://www.centerforinquiry.net/research/conferences/
• Questions about conference logistics may be directed to John Shook, email@example.com
Vice President for Research
Center for Inquiry
3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, NY 14228
716-636-4869 ext. 216
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