Bringing together local and international philosophers and thinkers, secondary school students, teachers, academics and interested members of the public, the conference will explore how technological development will shape our understanding of who and what we are, and how we should live, in the 21st century.
The day will run from 9:00am until 4:30pm and is an opportunity to hear from internationally-renowned thinkers and to enjoy debate and discussion with other students, teachers and thinkers from across Victoria.
She has held previous positions at Harvard, the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.
Her area of specialisation is ethics and her interests include moral psychology, value theory and normative ethics.
She is the author of five books and numerous articles, including her widely regarded essay ‘Moral Saints.’
Her essay ‘Meaning in Life’ is included on the current VCE Philosophy prescribed text list.
He is also the Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University, the former editor and current board member of of the Journal of Medical Ethics and the head of the Melbourne-Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration, which is devoted to examining the ethical implications of cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
Together with Ingmar Persson, he is the author of Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement.
His research interests include: the ethics of genetics, research ethics, new forms of reproduction, such as cloning and assisted reproduction, medical ethics and sports ethics.
Her research focuses on the ethics of emerging technologies, and her current work looks at emerging military technologies, their ethical implications, and potential consequences for humanity and the future of war. Carley’s research is informed by her previous work and studies in the fields of applied ethics, IT, journalism, and communications.
Throughout the past decade, Carley has earned a Bachelor of Communications (PR and Journalism) and a Masters degree in Professional and Applied Ethics. During this time she has also worked for a number of non-profit, government, and charitable organisations in communications, media, and research roles.
Carley enjoys applying her knowledge and skills in pursuit of social justice, and community welfare initiatives.)
The Philosophy Club partners with schools to build a culture of enquiry, argument, reflection and metacognition. It runs prize-winning workshops for primary and secondary students, as well as highly-regarded PD programs that provide teachers with practical tools to extend students’ thinking. Using the tools of collaborative dialogue, the club help both students and teachers develop a sophisticated range of dispositions and skills that are foundational for their success as learners, as active citizens, and as thoughtful individuals.
Eliza’s research focusses on the social and ethical implications of emerging health technologies. Awarded in 2015, her PhD in philosophy explored questions of threats to personal identity from neural implants. Her current research is concerned with the impacts of these technologies for understandings of disability and enhancement, with attention to issues of identity, autonomy and embodiment.
Her publications, including on prosthetics, identity and disability, appear in journals, Neuroethics, American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience and Disability and Rehabilitation Technology, often as interdisciplinary collaborations involving scientists and engineers.