Past Programs

The SSEA has held annual workshops on animal ethics since its founding in 1979. For many years, these workshops were group sessions associated with the divisional meetings of the American Philosophical Association. More recently, they've been independent events held just prior to the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

2019 Annual Pre-RoME Workshop


“Despicable Meat”

David Killoren, Dianoia Institute of Philosophy, ACU, Melbourne

Comments from: Adam Lerner, Center for Bioethics, NYU


“Disabling Animals: Is Disability What’s Wrong with Domestication?”

Sophia Huerter, University of Washington

Comments from: Lauren Kim, Queens University


“Animal Marginal Agency: A Case for Borderline Animal Morality”

Paul Carron, Baylor University

Comments from: Tyler John, Rutgers University


“Do I Really Have to Say “Feed Two Birds with One Scone”? Prejudicial Speech and Anti-Animal Language”

Jasmine Gunkel, University of Southern California

Comments from: Rachel Robison-Greene, Utah State University


“Animal Rescue: Civil Disobedience or Subrevolution?”

Daniel Weltman, Ashoka University

Comments from: Eze Paez, University of Minho


“Temperance, Meat-Eating, and Virtue Ethics”

Raja Halwani, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Comments from: A. G. Holdier, University of Arkansas

2018 Annual Pre-RoME Workshop


“Self-Awareness in Animals”

David DeGrazia, George Washington University

Comments from Paul Carron, Baylor University

“Prospects for an Animal-Friendly Business Ethics”

Brian Berkey, Harvard University

Comments from Trevor Hedberg, University of South Florida


“Meaningful Lives, Complicity and Collective Harms”

Nicolas Delon, New College of Florida

Comments from Sofia Huerter, University of Washington


“Speciesism and Acceptable Lives”

Adam Lerner and Johann Frick, Princeton University

Comments from Jasmine Gunkel, USC


Keynote: Julia Driver, Washington University in St. Louis

2017 Annual Pre-RoME Workshop


“Nonhuman Animals and the Right to Privacy”

Angie Pepper, Université de Montréal

Comments from Bianka Takaoka, Cornell University


“Cost-Effectiveness in Animal Health: An Ethical Analysis”

Govind Persad, Johns Hopkins University

Comments from Jeff Johnson, St. Catherine University


“Prioritizing Nonhuman Animals in Our Unjust World”

C. E. Abbate, University of Colorado, Boulder

Comments from Mark Budolfson, University of Vermont


“Neuroscience and the Evaluation of Suffering”

Adam Shriver, University of British Columbia

Comments from Paul Carron, Baylor University


“Animal Rights Pacifism”

Blake Hereth, University of Washington

Comments from Alex Howe, University of Missouri, Columbia


“Moral Status: Reflections and a Not-Quite-Complete Account”

David DeGrazia, George Washington University

2017 Pacific APA: Effective Animal Advocacy


Session 1


“Assisting Animals: An Experimental Exploration”

Nicolas Delon (New York University)


“Should Effective Altruists Appeal to Empathy?”

Ramona Ilea (Pacific University)


“The Intersection of Applied Ethics, Animal Welfare, and Effective Altruism”

Eric Hebroso (Independent Scholar)


Session 2


“Effective Altruism and Transformative Experience”

Jeff Sebo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


“Next Up: The Nearly Adopters”

Caleb Dewey (York University)

Shubhreet Kaur (Independent Scholar)


“The Case for Donating to Effective Animal Charities”

Toni Adleberg (Independent Scholar)

2016 Pacific APA


"A Relational and Political Approach to Interspecies Justice in an Unjust World"

Christiane Bailey (Université de Montréal)


"Research in Cold Blood"

Stephen F. Eisenman (Northwestern University)


"Is Anti-Speciesism a Form of Exterminism?"

Robert C. Jones (California State University, Chico)


"The Animal of Bad Faith: Speciesism as an Existential Project"

John Sanbonmatsu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


"'O for the Voices of Animals': Learning to Listen"

Zipporah Weisberg (Queens University at Kingston)

2016 Central APA


Author Meets Respondents: The Moral Equality of Humans and Animals

Mark Bernstein (Purdue University)


Respondents:


Elizabeth Foreman (Missouri State University)

John Hernandez (Palo Alto College)

Mylan Engel (Northen Illinois University)

2015 Pacific APA


Authors-Meet-Respondents: The Ethics of Captivity


Authors:


“Coercion and Captivity”

Lisa Rivera (University of Massachusetts Boston)


“Dignity, Captivity, and an Ethics of Sight”

Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)


“The Confinement of Animals Used in Laboratory Research: Conceptual and Ethical Issues”

Robert Streiffer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Respondents:

Robert Farley (Northern Illinois University)

Robert C. Jones (California State University, Chico)

Jeff Sebo (National Institutes of Health)

2013 – APA Pacific Division 87th Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Topic: Jeremy Garrett, ed., The Ethics of Animal Research

Chair: Jeremy Garrett, Children's Mercy Bioethics Center and University of Missouri, Kansas City

“Animal Experimentation, Marginal Cases, and the Significance of Suffering"

Alastair Norcross, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Created Dependencies: A Feminist Approach to Our Obligations to Non-human Animal Research Subjects"

Christina M. Bellon, California State University, Sacramento

"The Commonsense Case Against Animal Experimentation"

Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

"The Ethics of Animal Research: An Overview"

Jeremy Garrett, Children's Mercy Bioethics Center and University of Missouri, Kansas City

Commentator: Kathie Jenni, University of Redlands

2007 – APA Central Division 104th Annual Meeting, Baltimore

Chair: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

"Moral Rights and Human Culture"

Lisa Bortolotti, University of Birmingham

Commentators: Bill Martin, DePaul University; Peter Celello, Bowling Green State University

"A Construction of the Predator Problem"

Anne M. Baril, University of Arizona

Commentators: Kathie Jenni, University of Redlands; James A. Moran, Daemen College

2006

APA Eastern Division 103rd Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Chair: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

"Indirect Duty Theories: Even if They're Right, They're Wrong"

Robert Bass, Coastal Carolina University

Commentators: Rhiannon Boyd, John Tyler Community College; Brian G. Henning, Mount St. Mary's University

"Vice, Virtue, and Vivisection"

Garret Merriam, Rice University

Commentators: Marc R. Fellenz, Suffolk County Community College; Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Purdue University

APA Central Division 103rd Annual Meeting, Chicago

Chair: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

"Since Vegetable Farming Kills Sentient Beings, What Is a Utilitarian to Eat?"

Bart Gruzalski, Pacific Center for Sustainable Living

Commentators: Gaverick Matheny, Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Maryland; Henry R. West, Macalester College; Alastair Norcross, Rice University

2005

APA Eastern Division 102nd Annual Meeting, New York

Chair: Rhiannon Boyd, John Tyler Community College

"A Critique of Warren's Weak Animal Rights Views"

Speaker: Aaron Simmons, Bowling Green State University

Commentators: Robert Bass, University of North Florida; Benjamin Hale, University of Colorado-Boulder

"Confessions of a Reluctant Carnivore: A Qualified Defense of Meat Eating"

Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Purdue University

Commentator: Jeremy Garrett, Rice University

APA Central Division 102nd Annual Meeting, Chicago

Chair: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

"Moral Partiality and Animal Experimentation"

Jeremy Garrett, Rice University

Commentators: Dave Conception, Ball State University; Monica L. Gerrek, University of Kansas

"Animals As Subjects in Kant's Kingdom of Ends”

Heather M. Fieldhouse, Michigan State University

Commentators: William O. Stephens, Creighton University; Frank Scott McElreath, Peace College

"Emmanuel Levinas's 'Ethics of Poverty' and the Animal Other"

Donald L. Turner, Austin Peay State University

Commentator: Matthew Calarco, Sweet Briar College

APA Pacific Division 79th Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Chair: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

"Why Environmental Virtue Ethics Fails to Justify Hunting"

Robert P. Lovering, American University

Commentator: Ralph Acampora, Hofstra University

"Another Look into 'The Moral Status of Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy"

Monica L. Gerrek, Bowling Green State University

Commentator: Dale E. Miller, Old Dominion University

"Do Animals Employ Concepts? A Reflection on the Controversy"

Gary Steiner, Bucknell University

Commentator: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

2004

APA Central Division 101st Annual Meeting, Chicago

Topic: Personhood, Species, and Moral Considerability

Chair: Dave Concepcion, Ball State University

"Modified Speciesism: A Brief Look into the Real Problem with Our Treatment of Animals"

Monica L. Gerrek, University of Kansas

Commentator: Alastair Norcross, Rice University

Chair: Scott McElreath, Peace College

"Scaling the Utilitarian Argument for Moral Vegetarianism"

Speaker: Jeremy Garrett, Rice University

Commentator: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern Illinois University

Chair: William McCarthy, Northern Illinois University

"Do Animals Employ Concepts? The Roots of the Controversy in Aristotle"

Gary Steiner, Bucknell University

Commentator: Scott McElreath, Peace College

APA Pacific Division 78th Annual Meeting, Pasadena

Chair: Matt Silliman, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

"Biocentric Ethics and Animal Prosperity"

A. Anchustegui, Boise State University

Commentator: William McCarthy, Northern Illinois University

Chair: Daniel A. Dombrowski, Seattle University

"Virtue Ethics and the Moral Significance of Animals"

Garret Merriam, Rice University

Commentator: Matt Silliman, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Chair: William McCarthy, Northern Illinois University

"Gorilla Minds"

Jane Duran, University of California-Santa Barbara

Commentator: Daniel A. Dombrowski, Seattle University

2003 – APA Eastern Division 100th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Topic: Personhood, Species, and Moral Considerability

Chair: Grace Clement, Salisbury University

"Stoic Anthropocentrism and the Moral Status of Animals"

Gary Steiner, Bucknell University

Commentator: Dan Dombrowski, Seattle University

Chair: David Johnson, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

"On the Question of Personhood beyond Homo sapiens"

David DeGrazia, George Washington University

Commentator: Nathan Nobis, University of Rochester

Chair: Melissa Clarke, James Madison University

"The Social Construction of Species and the Moral Indefensibility of Speciesism"

Daniel Elstein, Haverford College

Commentator: Ralph Acampora, Hofstra University

2002

APA Eastern Division 99th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

Session I Chair: Scott McElreath

"Animals as Property"

Matt Zwolinski

Commentator: Benjamin S. Hale

"Carl Cohen's 'Kind' Argument FOR Animal Rights and AGAINST Human Rights"

Nathan Nobis

Commentator: Melissa Clarke

Session II Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow

"The Invisibility of Evil: Moral Progress and the 'Animal Holocaust’"

Timothy M. Costelloe

Comments: Grace Clement

"Value Incrementalism, Perfectionism and Sentient Nonhumans"

David K. Johnson and Matthew R. Silliman

Comments: Mylan Engel, Jr.

APA Central Division 99th Annual Meeting, Chicago

Session I Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"Monkey See: The Phenomenology and Fiction of Language as Aesthetics and Mimicry"

H. Peter Steeves, DePaul University

"Invertebrates, Sentience, and the Ethical Implications"

Bart Gruzalski, Pacific Center for Sustainable Living

Commentators: John Rowan, Purdue University, Calumet; Rob Loftis, Auburn University

Session II Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"The Gendered Basis of Animal Exploitation"

Brian Luke, Ohio State University

"Carnivorism is a System"

F. Scott McElreath, Peace College

2001

APA Eastern Division 98th Annual Meeting, Atlanta

Session I Topic: Philosophers and Vegetarianism

Chair: Grace Clement

"Porphyry on Why Philosophers Should be Vegetarians"

Nicholas Hunt-Bull

Comments: David Concepcion

"A Broad-based Moral Case Against Consuming Meat from Factory Farms"

David DeGrazia

Comments: Melissa Clarke

Session II Topic: Animal Others, Continental Approaches

Chair: H. Peter Steeves

Panelists: H. Peter Steeves and others

APA Central Division 99th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis

Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"Vegetarianism and the Limits of Philosophy”

Bill Martin, DePaul University

Commentator: David Detmer, Purdue University

"Thought without Talk?"

Seetha Burtner, Purdue University

Commentator: H. Peter Steeves, DePaul University

APA Pacific Division 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Chair: Ralph Acampora, Hofstra University

"Are Animals Moral Agents: Revising Our Views Of Animals And Of Morality."

Grace Clement, Salisbury State University

Commentator: David Corner, CSU Sacramento

"Vegetarianism and Virtue: Does Consequentialism Demand Too Little?"

Nathan Nobis, University of Rochester

Commentator: Ted Stolze, CSU Hayward

2000

APA Eastern Division 97th Annual Meeting, New York

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Ontology and Moral Consideration for Sentient Beings"

Melissa Clarke

Commentator: Nancy Goldberg

"Nonegalitarian Humane Moralism, or How to Have Your Speciesism and Eat Your Tofu, Too"

Mylan Engel, Jr.

Commentator: Judith A. Boss

"Human Knowledge as Animal Knowledge"

Andrew Fenton

Commentator: Timothy Menta

APA Pacific Division 74th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque

Chair: Joseph Lynch, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

"Ontology and Moral Consideration for Sentient Beings"

Melissa Clarke, College of St. Rose

"Dennett Does Animals"

Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"The Origin of Speciesism”

David K. Johnson and Matthew R. Silliman, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

1999

APA Eastern Division 96th Annual Meeting, Boston

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Radical Asymmetrical Reciprocity: Human and Non-human Interaction"

Benjamin S. Hale

Commentator: Nathan Nobis

"Taking Humanism Seriously: 'Obligatory' Anthropocentrism"

David Sztybel

Commentator: Evelyn B. Pluhar

APA Central Division 97th Annual Meeting, New Orleans

Chair: Nancy Goldberg Wilks, Rice University

"Marginalizing the Argument from Marginal Cases"

Grace Clement, Salisbury State University

Commentator: David Boonin, University of Colorado

"Schopenhauer, Metaphysics, and Animal Liberation"

Timothy Menta, Saint Francis College, Pennsylvania

Commentator: Gary Varner, Texas A&M University

1998

APA Eastern Division 95th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Session I Topic: The Everyday Treatment of Animals

Chair: Judy Boss

"Why YOU are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Animals"

Mylan Engel, Jr.

Commentator: Jennifer Welchman

"Killing With Kindness: An Inquiry into the Routinized Destruction of Companion Animals"

Lee Fennell

Commentator: Evelyn B. Pluhar

Session II Topic: Killing Animals, Killing Fetuses

Chair: Jane Duran

"The Politics of Animal Sacrifice: Patriarchy and Dominionism"

Brian Luke

Commentator: Ronnie Hawkins

"The Abortion Issue: A Non-anthropocentric Perspective"

Speaker: Laura Westra

Commentator: Harlan B. Miller

APA Central Division 96th Annual Meeting, Chicago

Topic: Caring and Personhood

Chair: John R. Rowan, Purdue University, Calumet

"The Ethic of Care and the Problem of Wild Animals"

Grace Clement, Salisbury State University

Commentator: Mane Hajdin, Santa Clara University

"Masks, Androids, and Primates: The Evolution of the Concept 'Person"'

William O. Stephens, Creighton University

Commentator: Kent Baldner, Western Michigan University

APA Pacific Division 72nd Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

Title: Breaking Barriers

Chair: Joseph J. Lynch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

"The Phenomenology of Bigfoot"

H. Peter Steeves, CSU, Fresno

Commentator: Nina Rosenstand, San Diego State University

1997

APA Eastern Division 94th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Robbing PETA to Spay Paul: Do Animal Rights Include Reproductive Rights?"

David Boonin-Vail

Commentator: Evelyn B. Pluhar

"Against Rolston's Defense of Eating Animals"

John M. Mizzoni

Commentator: Grace Clement

APA Central Division 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh

Topic: "Thinking about Animals"

Panelist/Chair: Ronnie Hawkins, University of Central Florida

"Darwin's Doubts and the Problem Animal Pain"

Eric Kraemer, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

"Darwin and DeWaal"

Sherrie Lyons, Daemen College

"Frans DeWaal's Moral Tales"

James Moran, Daemen College

Panelist: Beth A. Dixon, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

1996

APA Eastern Division 93rd Annual Meeting, Atlanta

Session I Chair: Beth A. Dixon

"Cognitive Ethology and Functional-Genetic Explanations of Animal Behavior"

Anderson Brown

Commentator: David Boonin-Vail

"Epictetus on Animalitarianism"

William Stephens

Commentator: Alan Schwerin

Session II Chair: William O. Stephens

"Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: Relative Moral Guidance"

Speaker: Gary Francione

Commentator: Mane Hajdin

"Moral Standing, Inherent Value, and The Quality of Life: On the Choice Between Animals and Unfortunate Humans"

R. G. Frey

Commentator: David DeGrazia

APA Central Division 94th Annual Meeting, Chicago

Chair: Thomas W. Simon, Miyazaki International College, Japan

"Animal Emotion"

Beth A. Dixon, SUNY, Plattsburgh

Commentator: Mary Carman Rose, Goucher College

"Rawls and Animals"

Daniel A. Dombrowski, Seattle University

Commentator: Alan E. Fuchs, College of William and Mary

APA Pacific Division 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle

Session I Topic: Animal Minds and Human Thought

Chair: Steve F. Sapontzis, CSU, Hayward

"Wittgenstein and Animal Minds"

Joseph J. Lynch, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Commentator: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"Human vs. Nonhuman: Binary Opposition as an Ordering Principle of Western Human Thought"

Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon

Commentator: Timothy Menta, St. Francis College

Session II Topic: Egalitarianism

Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russon, Purdue University

"Multi-Factor Egalitarianism"

Speaker: Gary Comstock, Iowa State University

Commentator: Steve F. Sapontzis, CSU, Hayward

1995

APA Eastern Division 92nd Annual Meeting, New York

Session I Topic: Justifying Animal Research

Chair: Henry Kreuzman

"Nonhuman Animal Rights: An Attempt at a Rapprochement Between Utilitarian and Inherent Value Views"

Alan C. Clune

Commentator: Gary Varner

"The Origin of Speciesism"

Hugh LaFollette and Niall Shanks

Commentator: Mary Carman Rose

Session II Topic: The Relevance of Personhood

Chair: Ronnie Hawkins

"Are Great Apes and Dolphins Persons?"

David DeGrazia

Commentator: Harlan Miller

APA Central Division 93rd Annual Meeting, Chicago

Session I Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"Vegetarianism and Taking Animal Rights Seriously"

Nicholas Dixon, Alma College

Commentator: Alex Wellington, York University, Canada

"My Pet, My Property"

Amy Knisley, SUNY, Fredonia

Commentator: Gary E. Varner, Texas A&M University

Group Meeting Panel Chair: Sheri Katz, Spring Hill College

William O. Stephens, Creighton University

Commentator: Sidney Gendin, Eastern Michigan University

APA Pacific Division 69th Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Session I Topic: The Caring and Training of Animals

Chair: Gary Comstock, Iowa State University

"What Do Animals Care About?"

Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

Commentator: William Stephens, Creighton University

"The Moral Status of Animal Training"

Beth Dixon, SUNY, Plattsburgh

Commentator: Daniel Dombrowski, Seattle University

Session II Topic: Comparing the Value of Human and Nonhuman Lives: How Are We To Do It, And Where Will It Lead Us?

Chair: Joseph Lynch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Panelist: Raymond G. Frey, Bowling Green State University

Panelist: Steve F. Sapontzis, California State University, Hayward

Panelist: Lance K. Stell, Davidson College

Panelist: Gary Franclone, Law School, Rutgers University

1994

APA Eastern Division 91st Annual Meeting, Boston

Session I Topic: Animal Phenomenology and Moral Philosophy: Ethics of Cross-Species Community and Corporeality

Chair: Steve F. Sapontzis

"The Problematic Situation of Post Humanism and the Task of Recreating a Symphysical Ethos"

Ralph R. Acampora

Commentator: Kenneth Shapiro

"Deep Community: Phenomenology's Disclosure of the Common Good”

H. Peter Steeves

Commentator: Carleton Dallery

Session II Topic: Comparing the Value of Human and Nonhuman Lives: How are We to Do it, and Where Will it Lead Us?

Chair: Alex Wellington

Panelist: R. G. Frey

Panelist: Steve F. Sapontzis

Session III Topic: Animals, Evil, Theodicy

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Harrison and Hick on God and Animal Pain"

Joseph J. Lynch

Commentator: Mary Carman Rose

"Can Animals Be Evil?: Kekes' Character-Morality, the Hard Reaction to Evil, and Animals"

Robert Rosenfeld

Commentator: Beth A. Dixon

APA Central Division 92nd Annual Meeting, Kansas City

Session I Topic: The Import for SSEA of Philosophic Perspectives on the Fact/Value Dictionary

Chair/ Commentator: Mary Carman Rose, Goucher College

"Transcendental Idealism and the Fact/Value Dichotomy”

Kent Baldner, Western Michigan University

Session II Panel Discussion: The Philosopher and Animal Rights and Welfare

Chair: Curtis Hancock, Rockhurst College

Panelist: Raymond G. Frey, Bowling Green State University

Panelist: Diane Legomsky, The Socratic Project, DePere, Wisconsin

Panelist: Mary Carman Rose, Goucher College

APA Pacific Division 68th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

Topic: The Great Ape Project

Chair: Steve Sapontzis, CSU, Hayward

"Chimpanzees' Use of Sign Language"

Roger & Deborah Fouts, Central Washington University

"Common Sense, Cognitive Ethology, and Evolution”

Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado

"Great Apes and the Human Resistance to Equality"

Dale Jamieson, University of Colorado

"Persons - Pro and Con"

Steve Sapontzis, CSU, Hayward

1993

APA Eastern Division 90th Annual Meeting, Atlanta

Session I Topic: Carruthers on Animals

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Contractarianism Gone Wild: Carruthers and the Moral Status of Animals"

Speaker: David Boonin-Vail

Commentator: William Robinson

"Animal Pain, A Recent Cartesian Revival"

Speaker: Joseph J. Lynch

Commentator: Jane Duran

Session II Topic: The Great Ape Project

Chair: Evelyn B. Pluhar

Panelist: H. Lyn Miles

Panelist: Harlan B. Miller

Panelist: Robert Mitchell

Panelist: Tom Regan

APA Central Division 91st Annual Meeting, Chicago

Session I Topic: Forbearance and/or Privilege in Respect to Animals

Moderator: Frank Morelli, University of Phoenix

Panelist: Judith A. Barad, Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Panelist: Diane Legomsky, St. Norbert College

Panelist: Mary Carman Rose, Emeritus, Goucher College

Session II Chair: Mary Carman Rose, Emeritus, Goucher College

"On Misunderstanding Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument and Its Implications for Animals: Rollin's Reading and Reply"

David DeGrazia, George Washington University

Commentator: R.G. Frey, Bowling Green State University

1992

APA Eastern Division 89th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Session I Topic: Can Heidegger Help the Animals?

Chair: Laura Westra

"Heidegger'sAnti-Anthropocentricism"

Daniel A. Dombrowski

Commentator: Michael E. Zimmerman

"Heidegger, Ethics and Animals"

Bruce V. Foltz

Commentator: Jean N. Kuebler

Session II Topic: Parsimony and Pain

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Parsimony, Evolution and Animal Pain"

Robert P. Rosenfeld

Commentator: David Boonin-Vail

APA Central Division 90th Annual Meeting, Louisville

Topic: Virtue, Ethics and Animals

Chair: Stephen Toulmin, Northwestern University

"Compassion for Animals"

Nancy E. Snow, Marquette University

Commentator: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

"Are Animals Virtuous?"

Jack Weir, Morehead State University

Commentator: Edward R. Johnson, University of New Orleans

APA Pacific Division 66th Annual Meeting, Portland

Topic: Animals: Too Far Out or In Too Deep

Chair: Gary Comstock, Iowa State University

"Animals in the Original Position"

Speaker: Lilly-Marlene Russon, Purdue University

Commentator: Steve F. Sapontzis, CSU, Hayward

"Animals, Arrogance, and Unfathomably Deep Ecology"

Tal Scriven, Cal Poly State University

Commentator: Sidney Gendin, Eastern Michigan University

1991

APA Eastern Division 88th Annual Meeting, New York

Session I Topic: Animals, Caring, and the Status of Infants

Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow

"Justice, Caring, and Animal Liberation"

Brian Luke

Commentator: Timothy Menta

"Animal Rights Theory and the Diminishment of Infants"

Stephen G. Post

Commentator: Harlan B. Miller

Session II

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Should We Genetically Engineer Hogs?"

Gary Comstock

Chair: David J. Detmer

"Moral Issues Associated with Bioengineered Species-Stewardship, Abuse, and Sustainability"

Natalie Dandekar and Edward Zlotkowski

Commentator: Laura Westra

APA Pacific Division 65th Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Topic: Evolution, Nature and Domestication

Chair: Kathleen Squadrito, Purdue U.-Fort Wayne

“The Possibility of an Evolutionary Semantics"

Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon

Commentator: Michael Bishop, Iowa State University

"Autonomy and the Idea of Nature"

Roger Paden, George Mason University

Commentator: Peter Miller, University of Winnipeg

"Welcoming Animals Into The Domestic Circle"

Katherine Grier, University of Utah

Commentator: Mark W. Barber, St. Mary's College-Minnesota

1990

APA Eastern Division 87th Annual Meeting, Boston

Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow

"Jewish Law, Tradition, and Animal Rights: Is There a Usable Paradigm for the Movement?”

Roberta Kalechofsky

Commentator: Eric Katz

"The Joy of Killing"

Evelyn B. Pluhar

Commentator: Daniel A. Dombrowski

APA Central Division 88th Annual Meeting, New Orleans

Session I Chair: Diane Legomsky-Abel, St. Norbert College

“On Our Moral Obligations to the Environment”

Kent Baldner, Eastern Illinois University

"Other-than-Human Aspects of Nature and the Future of a Profession"

Mary Carman Rose, Goucher College

Session II Chair: Mary Carman Rose, Goucher College

"Stewardship: Whose Creation Is It, Anyway?"

Judith Barad, Indiana State University

"Approaches to the Valuation of Animals: Some Prelininary Reflections”

Richard Klonoski, University of Scranton

APA Pacific Division 64th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

Session I Topic: Animal Rights, Theoretical and Practical

Chair: Eric Kraemer, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

"The Distinction Between Equality in Moral Status and Deserving Equal Consideration"

Speaker: David DeGrazia, George Washington University

Commentator: Kathy Squadrito, Purdue University, Ft. Wayne

"Liberation of Animals As A Response To Structural Violence"

Amy Liszt, Mobilization for Animals

Commentator: Susan Finsen, CSU, San Bernardino

Session II Topic: Autonomy and the Moral Status of Animals

Chair: James L. Nelson, Michigan State University

"The Moral Irrelevance of Autonomy”

Presenter: Gary Comstock, Iowa State University

Commentators: R.G. Frey, Bowling Green State University; Carl Cohen, University of Michigan; S.F. Sapontzis, CSU, Hayward

"Persons and History: A Question of Method in Jaspers, Sartre, and Foucault"

Raymond Langley, Manhattanville

Commentator: J.M. Beil Waugh, University of South Florida

1989

APA Central Division 87th Annual Meeting, Chicago

Session I Chair: Stephen Wykstra, Calvin College

"Ethical Similarities in Human and Animal Social Structures"

William J. Ellos, Loyola University of Chicago

"Nothing of the Origin and Destiny of Cats: The Remainder of Logos"

John M. Rose, Goucher College

"Treating Animals Naturally”

Peter S. Wenz, Sangamon State University

Session II Chair: Mary Carman Rose, Goucher College

"Realism and Respect"

Kent Baldner, Eastern Illinois University

"Whose Creation Is It, Anyway?"

Judith Barad, Indiana State University

"Is Nature Ever Unaesthetic?"

Earle J. Coleman, Virginia Commonwealth University

APA Eastern Division 86th Annual Meeting, Atlanta

Session I Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Domesticated and Then Some"

Jane Duran

Commentator: Gary E. Varner

"Unnecessary Pain, Nutrition, and Vegetarianism"

Jack Weir

Commentator: Steve F. Sapontis

Session II Chair: Harlan B. Miller

"Feminist Reflections in Humans and Other Domestic Animals"

Dianne Romain

Commentator: A. G. Rud

"Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees and the Moderate Position”

Wendell Stephenson

Commentator: Sidney Gendin

APA Pacific Division 63rd Annual Meeting, Oakland

Topic: The Use of Animals in "Exemplary" Medical Research

Chair: Susan Finsen, CSU, San Bernadino

Symposiast: Richard Fenn, CSU, San Bernadino

Symposiast: Lawrence Finsen, University of Redlands

Symposiast: James Nelson, St. Johns University

1988

APA Eastern Division 85th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Chair: Lilly-Marlene Russow

Judith Barad, "Aquinas's Inconsistency on the Nature and Treatment of Animals"

Commentator: Daniel A. Dombrowski

"The Adolescent as Environmental Ethicist"

Julie Dunlap

Commentator: Evelyn B. Pluhar

"Ecology and Animals: Is There a Joint Ethic of Respect?"

Laura Westra

Commentator: Harlan B. Miller

APA Pacific Division 62nd Annual Meeting, Portland

Chair: Ellen Klein, University of Miami

"Utilitarianism, Conscience and Animals"

Tal Scriven, California Polytechnic State University SLO

Commentator: Judith Barad, Indiana State University

"Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics: Back Together Again"

J. Baird Callicott, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Commentator: Harlan Miller

1987

APA Eastern Division 84th Annual Meeting, New York

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

“Speciesism: A Form of Bigotry or a Justified View?”

Evelyn B. Pluhar

Commentator: Steve F. Sapontzis

“Metaphors of Nature: Pornography and Vivisection”

Roberta Kalechofsky

Commentator: Laura Westra

APA Pacific Division 61st Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Title: Moral Considerability

Chair: Joseph Nelson, St. Joseph's University

Symposiast: Evelyn Pluhar, Pennsylvania State University

Symposiast: Lily-Marlene Russow, Purdue University

Symposiast: R.G. Frey, Bowling Green State University

Symposiast: Peter Singer, Univ. of California, Irvine

1986

APA Eastern Division 83rd Annual Meeting, Boston

Topic: Individuals, Species, Ecosystems

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

“Individuals, Species, Ecosystems: A Hartshornean View”

Daniel A. Dombrowski

Commentator: David N. James

“Making Ends Meet: Reconciling Animal Rights and Environmental Holism”

Susan M. Isen

Commentator: Sidney Gendin

“Should Individual Wild Animals Be Treated?”

Lynne Frink and Mark A. Pokras

Commentator: Eric Katz

APA Pacific Division 60th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles

Title: Ethical Issues in Animal Research

Chair: Lawrence Finsen, University of Redlands

Speaker: Dale Jamieson, Colorado University

Commentator: Charles Blatz, University of Wyoming

Commentator: Steve Sapontzis, California State University/Hayward

1985

APA Pacific Division 59th Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Topic: The Ethics of Animal Research

Chair: Steven F. Sapontzis, California State University/Hayward

Symposiast: Bernard E. Rollin, Colorado State University

Symposiast: Bonnie Steinbock, State University of New York/Albany

1984

APA Eastern Division 81st Annual Meeting, New York

Topic: Predation

Chair: Steve F. Sapontzis

Symposiast: Bernard E. Rollin, Colorado State University

Symposiast: Bonnie Stein­bock, State University of New York, Albany

1983

APA Eastern Division 80th Annual Meeting, Boston

Topic: Animal Liberation and Environmental Ethics

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

“Is There a Place for Animals in the Moral Consideration of Nature?”

Eric Katz

“Two Conceptions of an Environmental Ethic and Their Implications”

Evelyn B. Pluhar

Discussant: William Aiken

Discussant: Robert W. Loftin

1982

APA Eastern Division 79th Annual Meeting, Baltimore

Topic: The Replacement Argument

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

Speaker: George P. Cave

Speaker: Evelyn B. Pluhar

Speaker: Steve F. Sapontzis

Speaker: James E. White

1981

APA Eastern Division 78th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

Topic: Zoos

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

Speaker: Dale Jamieson

Speaker: Georgette K.

1980

APA Eastern Division 77th Annual Meeting, Boston

Topic: Why Do Species Matter?

Chair: Harlan B. Miller

Speaker: Bruce MacBryde

Speaker: Lilly-Marlene Russow

1979

SSEA First Meeting, New York

“Orang-utans and Language: The ethics of Ugliness”

H. Lyn Miles, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

“Ethical Implications of Human, Machine and Animal Communication”

Thomas Simon, University of Florida