Bernard Gert Memorial Symposium

Bernard Gert

A symposium to honor the memory of Bernard Gert will take place on Sunday, March 03, 2013 at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in San Antonio, Texas.

Bernard Gert, a long time APPE member, made major contributions to the field of practical and professional ethics, and was regarded by many as one of the 20th century’s most important moral philosophers. He was the Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Emeritus, and the longest-serving faculty member in the history of Dartmouth College. Gert was recognized as an expert in ethics and bioethics, a leading researcher on Thomas Hobbes, and founder ofBernard Gert the ethics committee at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Robert Ladenson, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology and the originator of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, will give the keynote address opening the Symposium. The title for his remarks will be “The Judicial Duty of Fidelity to Law: a Gertian Analysis.”

Those wishing to submit a paper for presentation at the Bernard Gert Memorial Symposium may discuss any aspect of Bernard Gert’s philosophical work or an extension of that work as it bears on practical and professional ethics.

Papers should be submitted to APPE under the guidelines for paper submissions found on the Submission Instructions page for the Association’s Annual Meeting, as indicated in this Call for Papers. The extended deadline for submission is November 1, 2012.

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