PAPERS PRESENTED (selected)

 

“The Justification of Fetal Sex Preselection.” Seventh Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, November 11, 1984.

“Artificial Reproduction and the Meaning of Infertility.” Webster Fellowship in the Humanities lecture, Queen’s University, November 26, 1984.

“W. T. Stace and the Philosophy of Mysticism.” Religion/Theology Colloquium, Queen’s University, January 21, 1985.

“Surrogate Motherhood.” Philosophy Department Colloquium, Queen’s University, February 7, 1985.

“A Philosopher’s View of Surrogate Motherhood: Moral and Conceptual Questions.” Faculty of Law Integrative Forum, Queen’s University, February 8, 1985.

“Reproductive Ethics: Feminist and Non Feminist Approaches.” Sixth National Biennial Conference of the National Association of Women and the Law, Ottawa, February 22, 1985.

“The Implications of Advances in Reproductive Technology for the Roles and Status of Women.” Ban Righ Foundation for Continuing Education, Queen’s University, March 11, 1985.

“Reproductive Technology and the Future of Women.” Marianopolis College, Montreal, April 9, 1985.

“Fetal Sex Preselection: Technology and Policy.” Marianopolis College Faculty Seminar, Montreal, April 9, 1985.

“Surrogate Motherhood.” Canadian Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting at the 1985 Learned Societies Conference, Université de Montréal, Montreal, May 30, 1985.

“Ethical Issues of Modern Reproductive Technology.” Annual General Meeting of The Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Ottawa, August 18, 1985.

“Feminism, Ontology, and ‘Other Minds’.” Eighth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society For Women in Philosophy, Vancouver, October 19, 1985.

“From Men’s Studies to Women Studies to Women’s Studies.” Symposium on Women’s Education, AMS Women’s Issues Commission, Queen’s University, October 22, 1985.

“Prenatal Abuse, Fetal Surgery, and Embryo Transfer: A Critique of Current Attitudes Toward the Embryo/Fetus.” Annual Conference of the Queen’s Theological College Alumni Association, Queen’s University, October 23, 1985.

“Role Models: A Critique.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, November 9, 1985.

“Feminism, Ontology, and ‘Other Minds’.” Philosophy Department Colloquium, Queen’s University, November 28, 1985.

“Ethical Issues of Reproductive Technology: A Feminist Perspective.” Hamilton Academy of Medicine Section of Women Physicians, Burlington, Ontario, February 4, 1986.

“Feminism, Ontology, and ‘Other Minds’.” Thirtieth Annual Congress of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 28, 1986.

“Sexuality, Parenting, and Reproductive Choices.” Twenty First Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 7, 1986.

“Ascribing Sexual Orientations.” Ninth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society For Women in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 27, 1986.

“Sex Selection and Preselection.” Faculty of Medicine Ethics Forum, Queen’s University, October 20, 1986.

“Ethical Issues and Modern Reproductive Technology.” Invited paper presented at the Women’s Health ‘86 Conference, Calgary, Alberta, November 1, 1986.

“Artificial Reproduction and the Meaning of Infertility.” University College Symposium Nine, “Our Post Modern Heritage,” University of Toronto, January 23, 1987.

“Ethical Issues and Modern Reproductive Technology.” Invited paper presented at the “Wellness for Women: We Deserve It!” Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 17, 1987.

“Heterosexuality and Feminist Theory.” Philosophy Department Colloquium, Queen’s University, November 12, 1987.

“Women, Children, and the New Reproductive Technologies.” Invited keynote speech at Maternal Health Fair, sponsored by the Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth, Edmonton, Alberta, May 14, 1988.

Invited speaker at a Symposium on Ethics and Human Reproduction: A Feminist Analysis, sponsored by the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Windsor, Ontario, May 29, 1988.

Invited Panellist, “The Quest for Human Perfection: The Illusion of a Disabled Free Society,” sponsored by the DisAbled Women’s Network and Women’s College Hospital. Toronto, June 1, 1988.

“Rights and Privileges: Reproductive Engineering and Women’s Freedom.” Invited paper presented at the Canadian Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Windsor, Ontario, June 2, 1988.

“Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientations.” Chaplains’ Retreat Day, Queen’s University, November 4, 1988.

“Sex Workers: Prostitution in Patriarchy.” Philosophy Department Colloquium, Queen’s University, November 9, 1988.

“Whose Body Is It Anyway?” Invited paper presented at the session on Mother/Fetus/State Conflicts, at the Winter Conference of the Canadian Institute of Law and Medicine, “Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Reproduction,” Toronto, December 2, 1988.

“Reflections on the Status of Children in Contemporary North American Culture.” Invited talk at the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship, Kingston, February 5, 1989.

Invited speaker at the meeting of the Federal Provincial Territorial Working Group on Reproductive Health, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of the Status of Women, Toronto, February 22, 1989. topic: ethical questions and public policy concerns relating to new reproductive technologies.

Invited speaker at the Intercollegiate Science and Society Colloquium: “Reproductive Technologies: Medical Advances and Ethical Considerations,” sponsored by the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and the University of Wisconsin. Duluth, Minnesota, April 13, 1989.

“Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering-Women’s Reproduction.” Invited lecture at the Later Life Learning Kingston, Spring Lecture Series, Kingston, April 21, 1989.

“Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Reproductive Rights in Canada.” Invited lecture at the conference “The Contemporary Women’s Movement in Canada and the United States: A Retrospective and Prospects for the Future,” sponsored by the Centre for American Studies and the Centre for Women’s Studies and Research, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, May 5, 1989.

“A Caring Feminist Approach to the Provision of Artificial Reproduction.” Invited paper at the conference “Bioethics and the Health Professions: Who Decides? Who Pays? Who Cares?,” jointly sponsored by The Hastings Centre, New York, and The Joint Faculties Bioethics Project and Continuing Medical Education, University of Alberta, Lake Louise, Alberta, May 18, 1989.

“Feminism and Sexuality: Monogamy and Non Monogamy.” Department of Philosophy Summer Colloquium Series, Queen’s University, August 9, 1989.

Invited keynote speaker on “New Reproductive Technologies.” Annual Conference of D.E.S. Action Canada, “D.E.S.: Part of the Bigger Picture,” Ottawa, September 15, 1989.

“‘Selective Termination’ of Fetuses in Multiple Pregnancies: Some Ethical Issues.” Department of Philosophy Colloquium, Queen’s University, November 9, 1989.

Women’s Reproductive Autonomy and the Ethics of Selective Termination of Fetuses in Multiple Pregnancies.” Invited paper at the Institute of Women’s Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, December 6, 1989.

“Access to In Vitro Fertilization: Costs, Care, and Consent.” An invited paper in the series, “Feminist Philosophers at Cornell: A Speaker Series,” Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 25, 1990.

“Artificial Reproduction.” Invited paper presented at the conference, “Human Dignity and Legal Rights in Health Care,” co-sponsored by the Alberta Hospital Association and the Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, May 3, 1990.

“Women and AIDS: The (Hetero)sexual Politics of HIV Infection.” Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Queen’s University, September 15, 1990.

“Ethics and High Performance Sport.” Invited commentary at the Conference, “After the Dubin Inquiry: Implications for Canada’s High Performance Sport System,” Queen’s University, September 29, 1990.

“The Case Against the Legalization of Contract Motherhood.” Invited lecture at “Ethics and Politics of New Reproductive Technologies,” the third in a series on philosophy and public policy, sponsored by the Philosophy Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, November 22, 1990.

“Women and Men in Education.” Sixth Annual MacClement Lecture for Excellence in Education, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, January 22, 1991.

“Teaching and Research.” Invited talk to the Alma Mater Society Assembly, Queen’s University, February 28, 1991.

“The Case Against the Legalization of Contract Motherhood.” Invited paper presented to the Philosophy Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, March 8, 1991.

“The Genealogical Implications of Reproductive Engineering and Technologies.” Invited paper presented at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Seminar 91, Queen’s University, May 26, 1991.

“Role Muddles: The Stereotyping of Feminists.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Queen’s University, May 31, 1991.

“Free Speech.” A talk to the Alma Mater Society Assembly, September 26, 1991.

“Feminism and Prostitution: The Uneasy Debate.” A public lecture presented in conjunction with the Lansdowne Visitorship in the Humanities, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, October 5, 1992.

“Frozen Embryos and Fathers’ Rights.” A seminar presented in conjunction with the Lansdowne Visitorship in the Humanities, Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria, British Columbia, October 6, 1992.

“‘Nowhere at Home’: Academics From the Working Class.” Paper presented at the meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Annual Conference of the Learned Societies, Carleton University, Ottawa, June 2, 1993.

“Confessions of a Sceptical Bioethicist.” Department of Philosophy Summer Colloquium, Queen’s University, August 25, 1993.

“Return to Gender, Address Unknown: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Concept of Gender in Feminist Theory.” Invited paper in the McMaster University Department of Philosophy Speakers’ Series, Hamilton, Ontario, September 21, 1993.

“Return to Gender, Address Unknown: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Concept of Gender in Feminist Theory.” Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Queen’s University, September 30, 1993.

“Reflections of a Sceptical Bioethicist.” Invited paper in the series, “Philosophical Perspectives on Bioethics,” sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, January 12, 1994.

“‘Nowhere at Home’: Reflections of an Academic from the Working Class.” Invited paper in the Faculty of Law Seminar series, Queen’s University, November 3, 1994.

“‘Peep Shows and Bedroom Access’: Women’s Identities and the Practice of Outing.” Refereed paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, October 26, 1996.

“Children, Oppression, and New Reproductive Technologies and Practices.” Invited keynote address, “New Reproductive Technologies and Adoption,” Third International Conference of the Organization for the Protection of Children’s Rights, Montreal, Quebec, May 22, 1997.

“Personal Experiences, Social Identities, and Feminist Inquiry.” Twentieth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 28, 1997.

“Personal History, Social Identity, and Philosophical Inquiry.” Invited paper presented at “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Philosophy, Its History and Future,” a conference to celebrate the Centenary of the Philosophy Doctoral Program, University of Toronto, October 24, 1997.

“Personal Histories, Social Identities, and Feminist Philosophical Inquiry.” Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, February 5, 1998.

“Personal Histories, Social Identities, and Feminist Philosophical Inquiry.” Invited paper, Canadian Philosophical Association Teaching Issues Workshop, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, First Annual Canadian Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ottawa, May 29, 1998.

“Sexual Harassment: A Conceptual Analysis.” Invited paper, Canadian Philosophical Association Equity Issues Workshop on Sexual Harassment, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, First Annual Canadian Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ottawa, May 30, 1998.

“Children, Oppression, and New Reproductive Technologies and Practices.”  Session on “Feminist Perspectives on Reproductive Health: Challenges for the Next Millennium,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, First Annual Canadian Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ottawa, May 31, 1998.

“‘Threescore Years and Ten’: Philosophical Perspectives on Human Longevity.”  Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, January 21, 1999.

“‘Threescore Years and Ten’: Philosophical Perspectives on Human Longevity.”  Invited paper presented at the Royal Society Kingston Seminar, Queen’s University, April 10, 1999.

“Staying Alive: A Feminist Analysis of Some Arguments Against Prolonging the Human Life Span.”  Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, October 2, 1999.

“New Reproductive Technologies and Practices: Benefits or Liabilities for Children?” Invited paper presented to the Trent University Philosophy Students Society, Traill College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, October 13, 1999.

“‘Return to Gender, Address Unknown?’ Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Concept of Gender in Feminist Theory and Practice.” Invited paper presented to the Trent University Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Peter Robinson College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, October 13, 1999.

“‘Threescore Years and Ten’: Philosophical Perspectives on Human Longevity.” Invited paper presented to the Champlain Society, Champlain College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, October 14, 1999.

“‘Threescore Years and Ten’: Philosophical Perspectives on Human Longevity.” Invited lecture in the “Later Life Learning” series, “Balancing Science, New Technologies and Consideration of Human Ethics,” November 19, 1999.

“Immortality and Human Identity.”  Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, January 13, 2000.

“Women in Academia.”  Invited keynote address, “The Gendered University: Women in Academia Speak,” McGill University, Montreal, April 4, 2000.

“The ‘Burden’ of Elderly Women: Dystopian Panic and a Feminist Reassessment.” Presented at “Feminist Utopias: Redefining Our Projects,” Institute for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, University of Toronto, November 11, 2000.

“Age Rationing and ‘Generational Cleansing’: Evaluating the ‘Duty to Die’.”  Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, January 18, 2001.

“Staying Alive: Gender, Class, and Human Longevity.”  Invited lecture in the Applied Philosophy Lyceum Series, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, April 6, 2001.

“‘Seeking the Same’: The Challenges of Identification and Self-Identification of Members of Minorities.”  Panel on Affirmative Action: What Should Professional Organizations Do?” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Laval University, Quebec City, May 24, 2001.

“Burdensome People and the ‘Duty to Die’.”  (Commentator: Nicholas Dixon)  Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Laval University, Quebec City, May 24, 2001.

“Writing and Writers: Myths and Realities.” Invited Speaker, Kingston Business and Professional Women’s Club, May 9, 2002.

“Concepts of Life Span and Life Stages: Implications for Ethics.”  Conference on Feminist Moral Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, August 24, 2002.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.”  Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, October 19, 2002.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.”  Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, January 9, 2003.

Guest Speaker, “The Dream of Immortality.”  Philosopher’s Café, Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, January 26, 2003.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.”  Invited paper, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, the Department of Philosophy, and the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, March 13, 2003.

“Sexism and the Gendering of Education.”  Invited lecture, The Philosophy, Politics and Educational Policy Spring Speaker Series, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 14, 2003.

“Four Main Arguments Against Increasing Human Longevity: An Analysis and Assessment.”  Invited paper, meeting on “Expanding the Human Lifespan: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues,” sponsored by Genome Quebec. Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University, April 11, 2003.

“Age and Ageism, Impairment and Ableism: Exploring the Conceptual and Material Connections.”  Invited paper for the Symposium, “The Importance of Critical Disability Theory for Philosophy,” session of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 30, 2003.

“Why Miracles are Incompatible with the Existence of God.”  Paper presented at the Symposium, “Miracles and the Existence of God,” organized by me, session for the Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 1, 2003.

A series of five lectures, entitled “On Human Ageing,” at the Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario:

Transsexualism and ‘Transracialism’.” Twentieth International Social Philosophy Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, July 18, 2003.

“Assessing the Harm of Some Forms of Free Speech.”  Forum on Freedom of Speech, Queen’s University, September 30, 2003.

“Response to My Commentators.”  Panel Discussion of Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry (with Tracy Isaacs, Ingrid Connidis, Monique Lanoix, and Sue Campbell), Twenty-sixth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, October 5, 2003.

“Is a Longer Life a Better Life?”  Invited presentation on Aging, Death, and Human Longevity: A Philosophical Inquiry, Ban Righ Centre, Queen’s University, October 21, 2003.

“Live Long and Prosper? The Ethics of Human Longevity.”  The Canadian Club of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, December 11, 2003.

Transsexualism and ‘Transracialism’.”  Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium, January 8, 2004.

“Sexism and the Gendering of Education.”  The Stapleford Lecture (an invited and endowed lecture in honour of Ernest W. Stapleford and Maude Stapleford), University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, March 11, 2004.

“The Metaphysics of Identity.” “(Dis)Locating Identity in the 20th Century: An International Conference,” University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, April 3, 2004.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.”  Bryn Mawr College Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2004.

Transsexualism and ‘Transracialism’.” (refereed paper) Society for Analytical Feminism, American Philosophical Association Central Division Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 23, 2004.

“‘Staying Alive’ or ‘A Duty to Die’?: The Future of Aging in North America.”  Newcomers Club of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, May 11, 2004.

“Philosophical Perspectives on Reproductive Autonomy.”  Invited paper at the workshop, “Reproductive Autonomy: Legal and Policy Choices,” sponsored by the University of Alberta Health Law Institute, the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, August 23, 2004.

“Feminism and (A)Theism: Philosophical Odd Couple or Marriage Made in Heaven?” Inaugural Charlton Lecture, Queen’s University, Kingston, January 13, 2005.

“Aging, Death, and Human Longevity.”  Presentation at Educational Rounds, St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, February 14, 2005.

“Writing What Comes Naturally? The Pleasures and Perils of Autobiographical Philosophy.”  Invited paper at the Seventy-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, California, March 24, 2005.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.” (refereed) “Gender, the Body, and Objectification,” University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, May 22, 2005.

“Feminism and Atheism.” (refereed) Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, May 30, 2005.

“Epistemic Justification and Feminist Claims About the Divine.” “Women and the Divine,” University of Liverpool, June 18, 2005.

“Feminism and (A)Theism: Philosophical Odd Couple or Marriage Made in Heaven?” Invited lecture, Mount Saint Vincent University, September 29, 2005.

“Why Miracles Are Incompatible with the Existence of God: A Twenty-Year Debate.” Invited lecture to the Disproof Atheism Society, Boston University, December 15, 2005.

“Sex Segregation Revisited.”  Queen’s University Department of Philosophy Colloquium, February 2, 2006.

“Sex Segregation Revisited.”  Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy Weekly Colloquium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 3, 2006.

“Strategies for Publishing Feminist Books.”  Eightieth Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Portland, Oregon, March 26, 2006.

“What I Learned in Deanland:  The Adventures of a (Female) Associate Dean.”  Plenary talk at “Not Drowning But Waving:  Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts,” the University of Alberta, Edmonton, October 13, 2006.

“Conjoined Twins, Security of the Body, and Concepts of Personhood.”  Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, on “Security, Trust, and Conflict,” Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, October 28, 2006.

“The Ethical University.”  University Lecture, Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 10, 2007.

“Conjoined Twins, Embodied Personhood, and Surgical Separation.”  Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 12, 2007.

“Conjoined Twins, Embodied Personhood, and Surgical Separation.”  Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, January 18, 2007.

“Sexism and the Gendering of the University.”  Women’s Studies Speakers’ Series, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, January 19, 2007.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.”  Women’s Studies Speakers’ Series, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, January 19, 2007.

“A Plea for ‘Sex’.”  Department of Philosophy, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, February 2, 2007.

“Sex/Gender Transitions and Identity.”  St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, February 21, 2007.

“The Ethical University.”  Department of Philosophy, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, February 28, 2007.

“Feminism and (A)Theism:  Philosophical Odd Couple or Marriage Made in Heaven?”  Women’s Studies Programme, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, March 1, 2007.

“To Bear or Not to Bear:  The Ethics of Having Children.”  Faculty Dialogue Series, Mount Saint Vincent University, March 9, 2007.

“The Anaconda in the Chandelier.”  Invited panellist in a discussion of the MSVU Art Gallery Exhibition, “George Steeves Photographs,” Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 12, 2007.

“Sex/Gender Transitions and Identity.”  Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Queen’s University, Kingston, March 15, 2007.

“To Bear or Not to Bear:  The Ethics of Having Children.”  Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 22, 2007.

“Feminism and (A)Theism:  Philosophical Odd Couple or Marriage Made in Heaven?”  Department of Philosophy and Programme in Women’s Studies, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, March 29, 2007.

Commentary on “Threats, Punishment, and Proportionality,” by Japa Pallikkathayil (Harvard University).  Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, California, April 7, 2007.

“Sex/Gender Transitions and Identity.”  Society for Women in Philosophy United Kingdom Spring 2007 Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland, April 20, 2007.

“Life Span Extension:  Identity, Gender and Moral Character.”  Second International Workshop on the Extension of Life Span, Faculty of Philosophy, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy, May 17, 2007.

“To Bear or Not to Bear:  The Ethics of Having Children.”  Loyola University Bioethics Program, Chicago, November 1, 2007.

“Conjoined Twins, Embodied Personhood, and Surgical Separation.”  Tenth John F. Grant Lecture in Biomedical Ethics, Loyola University, Chicago, November 1, 2007.

“The Ethical University.”  Dean’s Honour List with Distinction Annual Lecture, Queen’s University, November 13, 2007.

“Conjoined Twins, Embodied Personhood, and Surgical Separation.”  Centre on Values and Ethics, Carleton University, Ottawa, January 10, 2008.

“To Bear or Not to Bear?  Questions about the Moral Justification of Choosing to Have Children.”  2007-08 Seminar Series, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, February 4, 2008.

Not ‘Better Never to Have Been’.”  Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Queen’s University, February 14, 2008.

Commentary on “History, Tradition, and the Normative Foundations of Civil Marriage,” by Jeremy Garrett.  Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago, April 17, 2008.

Not ‘Better Never to Have Been’.”  “Bearing and Rearing Children:  The Ethics of Procreation and Parenthood,” University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, May 28, 2008.

Not ‘Better Never to Have Been’.”  Annual Conference of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., June 4, 2008.

“Against ‘Instinct’.”  Invited paper presented at “Instinct/L’Instinct” Conference, Meisel Centre for Creative Thinking, Parham, Ontario, June 7, 2008.

“To Bear or Not to Bear:  Towards an Ethics of Choosing to Have Children.”  Invited plenary paper at the Nineteenth Annual Canadian Bioethics Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 19, 2008.

“Reproductive Freedom, Ectogenesis, and Inseminators’ Rights.”  Invited paper at the University of Western Ontario Department of Philosophy Colloquium series, October 24, 2008.

“Reproductive Freedom, Ectogenesis, and Inseminators’ Rights. ”  Queen’s University Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, March 26, 2009.

Commentary on “Disability, Misfortune, and Parenting Decisions,” by Nicholas Dixon.  Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, Carleton University, Ottawa, May 26, 2009.

“‘Stayin’ Alive or ‘A Duty to Die’?  The Debate About Increasing the Human Life Span.”   Invited talk at the conference, “The Long Tomorrow,” Armand Hammer World United College, Montezuma, New Mexico, February 18, 2010.

“How Long is a Good Life?”  Invited presentation at the conference, “The Long Tomorrow,” Armand Hammer World United College, Montezuma, New Mexico, February 19, 2010.

“An Argument from God’s Alleged Responses to Prayer.”  Invited paper delivered at the Disproof Atheism Conference, Boston University, June 5, 2010.

“Reproductive Beneficence and the Repugnant Conclusion:  A Feminist Critique.”  XIV IAPH (International Association of Women Philosophers) Symposium 2010:  Feminism, Science and Values, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, June 25, 2010.

“Value and Gender.”  Invited presentation at “Equal in Dignity:  Human Rights and the Passage of Generations,” the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s 7th Annual Conference on Public Policy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 19, 2010.

“Transgender, Cisgender, and Aspirational Identity.”  Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series, Queen’s University, March 3, 2011.

“Transgender, Cisgender, and Aspirational Identity.”  Annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association Central Division, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1, 2011.

Invited Commentary on “Overall and Larmer on Miracles as Evidence for the Existence of God,” by Frank Jankunis.  Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 1, 2011.

“Fertility, Infertility, and Reproductive Rights in Canada,” at “Choosing Children: 

Reproductive Rights and Gender Equality in Canada and Japan,” 22nd Annual Canadian Studies Seminar, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan, December 3, 2011.

“What—If Any—Is the Value of Gender?”, Women’s Studies/Philosophy Speaker Series, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, March 14, 2012.

Commentary on “How Should We Claim They Were Philosophers?  Reclamation Reconsidered,” by Sarah Tyson, Vanderbilt University.  American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 5, 2012.

“The Value of Procreation,” invited paper for “Family Making:  Contemporary Ethical Challenges,” sponsored by Dalhousie University.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 26, 2012.

“Does Procreation Matter?”, FAB (Feminist Approaches to Bioethics) 2012 Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 26, 2012.

 

 

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