Nov 1, 2018
Professor Patrick Lin gave an invited talk on the nature of discrimination at an AI & society workshop at Stanford, organized by The Royal Society UK. The next day, he participated in a technology ethics workshop at the World Economic Forum's Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, at the Presidio.
Oct 23, 2018
Professor Ryan Jenkins toured the Bay Area delivering his talk, “When Should Silicon Valley Work with the Pentagon?” at several venues — including Google headquarters in Palo Alto, Sonoma State University’s Forum in Ethics, Law, and Society, and San Jose State University. A recording of the Sonoma State presentation can be found here.
Oct 15, 2018
Would 'Deviant' Sex Robots Violate Asimov's Law of Robotics?
To read his article, click here.
Oct 12, 2018
Kyle Dickey (UCSB Grad Student)
Friday, October 12th from 12:10–2:00 PM in 22-210 (English bldg)
Oct 5, 2018
Dr. Stephanie Jenkins: "Unlivable Life: Good and Bad Days with Suicide Pain"
Friday October 5th, 2018 at 1:10pm in Building 38, Room 204 (Math and Science)
The presentation centers on the able-bodied bias of suicide support services and the unique experiences of those living with disability, chronic or terminal illness.
Aug 9, 2018
Jacob Watson, an undergraduate PHIL major, attended the Rocky Mountain Ethics (RoME) Congress from August 9-13 along with Ryan Jenkins, Assistant Professor. The RoME Congress is a North American philosophy conference that has been held at University of Colorado Boulder for the past 11 summers.
Jun 20, 2018
Dean Boswell, an undergraduate PHIL major, and research partner, Hannah Davis, attended the 2018 National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) in Washington D.C. at the Hilton Resort in late June 2018.
May 19, 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 Student Essay Contest winners!
1st Place: Will Trammell for "Interdependence in Hegel’s Lordship and Bondage"
2nd Place: Armando Ruiz, for "Rethinking Robert Nozick’s Entitlement Theory with Systemic Injustices"
May 18, 2018
The Philosophy Department’s Spring Student Symposium will take place on Friday, May 18th.
May 3, 2018
Duncan Purves (University of Florida at Gainesville)
"Predictive Policing and the Demands of Justice"
Predictive algorithms are increasingly used by police departments in the United States to anticipate and deter criminal activity by identifying geographic regions that are at high risk for crime. The use of so-called place-based predictive algorithms in policing has faced negative public attention but very little academic scrutiny.