[SydPhil] Final CFR: CAVE Conference: Perspectives on Empathy, 4 - 5 Nov, Macquarie

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Wed Oct 28 17:18:04 AEDT 2015

This is the final call for registration for the Macquarie University
Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) Conference, *Perspectives
on Empathy*. Registration will close at noon on Friday 30 October, for
catering purposes. The conference is free and all are welcome!

Link to register: https://mqedu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_86bJluHsZKiv5I1

*CAVE Conference: Perspectives on Empathy*

Date: Wed & Thurs 4 - 5 November, 2015
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Venue: Robert Menzies College, Seminar Room 2 (by Trinity Chapel on Herring

Empathy is a widely used concept in both social and moral domains of
enquire. Empathy deficits are supposed to explain both moral and social
impairments. It seems self-evident that empathy is a good thing: indeed,
many writers think that empathy is integral to morality. But what is
empathy? The term is used to cover a wide array of cognitive and affective
processes. Which of these processes is fundamental to morality and how?
Should we be skeptical about the claims made for empathy?

Empathy is of interest to researchers across a range of disciplines
including in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, psychiatry and
psychology, moral psychology, ethics and aesthetics. Yet there is no clear
agreement on what empathy is and the role it plays in moral development,
social and moral cognition, imagination, and motivation. This conference
seeks to bring researchers from across disciplines together to consider a
range of questions about the nature, function and importance of empathy.

*Wednesday – November 4*

09.45 – 10.00: Registration
10.00 – 10.10: Welcome
10.10 – 11.20: Keynote: Heidi Maibom (Cincinnati) Imagining Feelings
11.20 – 11.45: Morning tea
11.50 – 12.45: Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie) Empathy and film: From
engagement to estrangement
12.45 - 13.45:   Lunch (own arrangements)
13.50 – 14.40: Juanita Feros Ruys (Sydney) Compassion that Defrauds:
Medieval Reservations over Fellow-Feeling with Others
14.45 – 15.10: Afternoon tea
15.15 – 16.45: Postgraduate session
- Pei-hua Huang (Monash) Empathy and Moral Enhancement
- Tristram Oliver-Skuse (Melbourne) Why not just get away? Jesse Prinz on
- Millicent Churcher (Sydney) Reflective Empathy as a Moral Resource

*Thursday November 5*

09.30 – 10.40: Keynote: Dan Hutto (Wollongong) Empathy: A Role for
Narrative Engagement
10.40 – 11.05: Morning tea
11.05 – 12.10: Lauren Saling and Daniel Cohen (CSU) Autism, moral
judgement, and the necessity for empathy.
Respondent: Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie)
12.10 – 13.00: Yuri Cath (La Trobe) Knowledge of experience and the limits
of empathy
13.00 – 13:50: Lunch (own arrangements)
13.55 – 14:45: Marc de Rosnay (Wollongong) Empathy and child development
14.50 – 15.40: Jonathan McGuire & Robyn Langdon (NSW Mental Health
Commission and Macquarie) Empathy and mental illness
15.40 – 16.05: Afternoon tea
16.10 – 17.00: Kate Rossmanith (Macquarie) Empathy in the Criminal Courts:
Stories from the field

You can find this information on our website: http://goo.gl/rMNBQp

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
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