Publication of the article: “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold”

Publication of the article: “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold”

COVID-19, News, Publications
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, has published the article “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold” in Salud Colectiva (vol. 17, 2021), the magazine of the National University of Lanús (Argentina). It is an open access magazine indexed in the Web of Science, PubMed and Scopus amongst others. Here is the abstract of the article: “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that childhood is the global south of the virus: a world where care is not a freely chosen value and where children’s voices are being silenced in virtue of a long-held epistemic injustice. Thus, the transformation that societies are going through due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on children’s rights on both a small and a large scale. In Spain, a country particularly affected…
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«In defence of posthuman vulnerability»

«In defence of posthuman vulnerability»

Publications
Belen Liedo Fernández (CSIC, UCM) and Jon Rueda Etxebarria (FiloLab, UGR) have recently published an article entitled “In Defence of Post human Vulnerability” in Scientia et Fides 9 (1)/2021 (P. 215 – 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SetF.2021.008) magazine. Here is the abstract of the research article: “Transhumanism is a challenging movement that invites us to rethink what defines humanity, including what we value and regret the most about our existence. Vulnerability is a key concept that require thorough philosophical scrutiny concerning transhumanist proposals. Vulnerability can refer to a universal condition of human life (ontological vulnerability) or, rather, to the specific exposure to certain harms due to particular situations (social vulnerability). Even if we are all vulnerable in the first sense, there are also different sources and levels of vulnerability depending on concrete social circumstances.…
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CONFERENCE “EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, INSTITUTIONS AND EPISTEMIC ACTIVISM”

CONFERENCE “EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, INSTITUTIONS AND EPISTEMIC ACTIVISM”

Conferences
  José Medina, Walter Dill Scott Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University (US) is the author of The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations (Oxford University Press; recipient of the 2013 North-American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award). He will be the keynote speaker of the conference organised by the Doctoral Programme on Philosophy. Date: Friday 16th April 2021 Platform: https://oficinavirtual.ugr.es/redes/SOR/SALVEUGR/accesosala.jsp?IDSALA=22961761 Time : 12 am Organised by : For further information contact : Pedro Francés-Gómez Philosophy I (Political and Moral Philosophy) University of Granada Doctoral Programme on Philosophy Coordinator http://doctorados.ugr.es/filosofia/ pfg@ugr.es Please contact filolab@ugr.es with the subject “Injusticia epistémica, instituciones y activismo epistémico” to receive the password required to attend the event.
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«Doctor, Please Make Me Freer: Capabilities Enhancement as a Goal of Medicine. Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy»

«Doctor, Please Make Me Freer: Capabilities Enhancement as a Goal of Medicine. Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy»

News, Publications
Jon Rueda (FiloLab, UGR), Pablo Garía Barranquero (UMA) and Francisco Lara (FiloLab, UGR) have recently published an article entitled Doctor Please, Make Me Freer: Capabilities Enhancement as a Goal of Medicine (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-021-10016-5, 2021) in Medicine, Healthcare & Philosophy magazine. In their article, they address the debate on human enhancement and medicine’s goals. Here is the abstract of the research article: “Biomedical innovations are making possible the enhancement of human capabilities. There are two philosophical stances on the role that medicine should play in this respect. On the one hand, naturalism rejects every medical intervention that goes beyond preventing and treating disease. On the other hand, welfarism advocates enhancements that foster subjective well-being. We will show that both positions have considerable shortcomings. Consequently, we will introduce a third characterization in which therapies…
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“Ethics of Care” seminar

“Ethics of Care” seminar

Activities, Conferences, workshops
The 6th April, Esther Massó Guijarro—researcher at FiloLab— presented the “Ethics of Care” seminar together with Rosana Triviño at the Andalusian School of Public Health of Granada. This seminar took place in the framework of the 4th module on ethics, gender and care which is part of the 11th Diploma of Specialisation in Bioethics, organised by the Andalusian School of Public Health. Following the proposals and analyses of Kohlberg and Gilligan, this seminar shows how the ethics of care are a critical and complementary approach to traditional ethics of justice so as to move towards a non-binary and non-exclusive conception of gender, amongst other values. Through a hybrid methodology that combines theory and group practice, students are expected to develop and integrate approaches and guiding principles regarding ethics of care…
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EBEN Spain 2021: 28 th Online Conference

EBEN Spain 2021: 28 th Online Conference

Calls, Conferences, Posts, workshops
Rafael Cejudo (Cordoba University), member of FiloLab, is the organiser of the 28th EBEN (Erupopean Business Ethics Networks) Conference in Spain, which will take place on 10-12 June 2021. FiloLab would like to invite all of you to participate. The title of this conference is “Ethical and social economy: a new covenant between business and society” and it will be held online due to the social and health problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has presented companies with new challenges in record time; it has speeded up technological change and it has created new consumer and work habits which were only starting to develop a few months ago. It has also plunged economies into an unprecedented crisis which has had uneven effects for each different sector. Therefore, citizens, consumers…
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Debates on democracy. Discussion on “Los pocos y los mejores”, by J. L. Moreno Pestaña

Debates on democracy. Discussion on “Los pocos y los mejores”, by J. L. Moreno Pestaña

Publications
Emmanuel Rodríguez López reviewed José Luis Moreno Pestaña’s newly published book “Los pocos y los mejores” for Sin permiso magazine. The book, edited by Akal, has earned him the Premio Internacional de Pensamiento 2030 award. This the third edition of debates on democracy, on the deep meaning of politics, on forms of organisation of political parties as well as the social tensions deriving from collective emancipation. Democratic degeneration. Poison and antidote Emmanuel Rodríguez López “Moreno Pestaña has just published a new book, a short but dense and smart essay whose title is “Los pocos y los mejores”. His work is relevant in the exchange of today’s politics conditions (this book is the third issue after the publication of «Estado, derecho y comunidad, política» [https://www.sinpermiso.info/textos/estado-derecho-comunidad-politica] and «Política y democracia» [https://www.sinpermiso.info/textos/politica-y-democracia]). It’s been…
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“When they call you, go and get vaccinated”

“When they call you, go and get vaccinated”

Media, News, Publications
Javier Rodríguez Alcázar reflects on the current COVID-19 vaccination process. It is a necessary reflection in these times of media sensationalism and misinformation about vaccines. “Because of my job and age, it is very likely that I will get vaccinated with AstraZeneca. And when they call me, I will go, get vaccinated, and go on with my life. And I will do it for my own sake and for the sake of those around me. Some people fear this vaccine because 30 cases of thromboembolic events out of 5 million vaccinated people have been reported. However, a causal relationship has not been established. Without taking vaccines into account, blood clots normally occur with an incidence of four per one million adults. Therefore, there are probably other causes for those cases.…
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Online Discussions: “Detonar la realidad a través del cuerpo del trabajador”

Online Discussions: “Detonar la realidad a través del cuerpo del trabajador”

Activities, Media, Talks
  Reconstructing history allows us to realise that bodies have not always been valued in the same way; a capital that is linked to bodies (sexual capital) exists as a consequence of transformations in the field of health, of relationships between social classes as well as the general conception of the conditions required to be an accomplished person. These changes allow us to identify possibilities for transformation. Because even though everybody should be able to express themselves through their bodies, this is far from reality as there are certain requirements that have been set which verge on the pathological. An empirical study on qualified and working class workers provides us with a contemporary view of how sexual capital is linked to eating disorders. An analysis of existing conflicts allows us…
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“So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era”

“So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era”

Activities, COVID-19, Conferences, News
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, and Rosana Triviño have presented a paper entitled “So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era” as part of the International Seminar “Ethical Pespectives on the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic”. It was an online workshop that took place in the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg on 16th and 17th March 2021. Ester Massó and Rosana Triviño are also members of the ESPACyOS network (Ética Salubrista para el Activismo, el Cuidado y la Observación Social). Workshop Program: Ethical Perspectives on the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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“Information and transparency are essential for the debate on euthanasia”

“Information and transparency are essential for the debate on euthanasia”

News, Publications
Rosana Triviño, David Rodríguez Arias (FiloLab), Jon Rueda (FiloLab) and Miguel Melguizo (ESPACyOS network) collaborated with The Conversation addressing the current debate on the Spanish Euthanasia Law. A fundamental discussion on rights, transparency and public data access which clearly has ethical consequences in the field of medicine. “In a context of political tension, ideological polarisation and pandemic, the Spanish Organic Law on the Regulation of Euthanasia has once again put the spotlight on medically assisted death. The main new element is the legalisation of euthanasia (the administration of a lethal substance by a healthcare professional to a person who has requested medically assisted death) and medically assisted suicide (providing a person who wishes to die with a lethal substance that can be self-administered). In order to use this service, the…
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The day of truth facing misinformation

The day of truth facing misinformation

News
Next Wednesday, March 24, the “G.W. Leibniz Chair of Philosophy” of the University of Granada celebrates the “Day of Truth” in an event open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Google Meet (meet.google.com/jypusyj-zfu) Under the motto “Without truth there is no justice. Without justice there is no peace”, the Truth Observatory -which belongs to the Leibniz Chair of the UGR- launches the cycle “Truth Day” for another year. The event is part of the initiative promoted by the UN in 2010 (Resolution 65/196) that establishes March 24 as the “International Day for the Right to the Truth”. In its fourth edition of "The day of truth" will be dedicated to reflecting upon the features of "Communication" that influence "Post-truth" and vice versa, and will be attended…
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Publication of “Ir a clase con Foucault”

Publication of “Ir a clase con Foucault”

News, Publications
“Ir a clase con Foucault”, by José Luis Moreno Pestaña (Coordinator) He rushes into the amphitheatre and gets to his chair. He puts the recorders aside to make room for his documents on the table. He takes off his jacket, lights up the lamp and sits down. He turns his gaze up as his glasses reflect the brightness of the light and he starts speaking. The sound of his strong, effective and enlightening voice can be heard through the speakers by the more than 500 people crammed in the room. Thus begins another of his lectures in the Collège of France. This book, written by José Luis Moreno Pestaña together with prestigious researchers and internationally renowned experts in Michael Foucault’s thinking, is not just a trip to the lectures that one…
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Rodríguez-Alcázar, Bermejo-Luque & Molina Pérez: “Do Automated Vehicles Face Moral Dilemmas? A Plea for a Political Approach”

Rodríguez-Alcázar, Bermejo-Luque & Molina Pérez: “Do Automated Vehicles Face Moral Dilemmas? A Plea for a Political Approach”

Publications
How should automated vehicles (AVs) react in emergency circumstances? Most research projects and scientific literature deal with this question from a moral perspective. In particular, it is customary to treat emergencies involving AVs as instances of moral dilemmas and to use the trolley problem as a framework to address such alleged dilemmas. Some critics have pointed out some shortcomings of this strategy and have urged to focus on mundane traffic situations instead of trolley cases involving AVs. Besides, these authors rightly point out the political nature of the most interesting debates involving AVs. However, in our view, they do not offer an adequate account of the distinction between ethics and politics and still see their proposals as contributions to the ethics of AVs. We argue that many of the interesting…
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Call for Papers: “Argumentation and Speech Acts”

Call for Papers: “Argumentation and Speech Acts”

Calls, Publications
ARGUMENTATION AND SPEECH ACTS Monographic issue in Informal Logic: call for papers. RESEARCH GROUP ActArg SCIENTIFIC UNIT OF EXCELLENCE FiloLab-ugr Department of Philosophy I, University of Granada, Spain. Topic: Argumentation theorists find it natural to speak of acts of arguing and speech-acts of arguing. An account of argumentation as a speech-act is meant to be of help, if not fundamental, for the analysis and appraisal of argumentative discourse and dialogue, which is argumentation theory’s main goal. Besides, as van Eemeren and Grootendorst (1984) pointed out, characterizing argumentation as a speech-act allows us to make sense of it as conducive to certain perlocutionary effects, such as persuading an addressee or audience or resolving a difference of opinion. However, the fact that argumentation is a type of illocution is far from mainstream…
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