New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar | 12:30 - 14:00 | Online
The New St Cross Special Ethics Seminars are jointly organised by the Oxford Uehiro Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Title: Waiver or understanding? A dilemma for autonomists about informed consent
Speaker: Professor Gopal Sreenivasan (Crown University Distinguished Professor in Ethics, Duke University)
Abstract: This paper develops a novel argument to show that prospective research subjects can validly consent to participate in a study without understanding (most of) the content of the required disclosure. Its point of departure is the right subjects standardly have to waive (most of) the investigator’s duty to disclose. Things get worse for autonomy based defences of informed consent because this right to waive is very well grounded in an individual’s autonomy.
Professor Sreenivasan’s research interests cover a wide range of topics across the whole spectrum of moral and political philosophy. Hot off the press, his new book Emotion and Virtue (Princeton, 2020) makes original contributions in both moral psychology and the theory of virtue.
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Leverhulme Lectures on “The Reception of Neoplatonism in Armenia” | 17:00 | Online
Speaker: Valentina Calzolari (Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Professor of Armenian Studies, University of Geneva)
Title: The Armenian Translations of David the Invincible’s Works and the Pioneering Role of the Translators: David’s Introduction to Philosophy
Organiser: Theo M. van Lint, Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Pembroke College
Launch Meeting - Zoom
The four Leverhulme Lectures will stress how late ancient Neoplatonism was received and transmited to Armenia over the centuries. Special emphasis will be placed on the corpus of the Armenian translations of the Greek commentaries on Aristotelian logic by David, a Neoplatonist who taught at the School of Alexandria in the 6th century. Moreover, they will examine the construction of the legend of David in the Armenian tradition, and its contribution to the fashioning of Armenian identity, both cultural and national - a contribution which endured to the end of the 19th century.
"Rethinking planetary prosperity: are we measuring what we value?" | 17:00 - 18:00 | Online
Prof Dame Henrietta L. Moore & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation
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