International Conference Science, Technology, and Human Values in Asian Development

August 1, 2008 at 1:04 am | Posted in Seminar-seminar | Leave a comment

July 27 – 29, 2008
National University of Singapore

Hosted by: Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore (NUS)
with support from: Science, Technology and Society Research Cluster, NUS
and the Religion Research Cluster, NUS

Organizers: Dr Edward Omar Moad (Main Organizer), Dr Loy Hui Chieh, Dr Axel Gelfert (Co-Organizers)

Venue:
USP Conference Room, Block ADM Level 7

Program

Sunday, 27 July

Time:

Paper Title:

Author:

8:30-9:45

Registration Procedure and Coffee

9:45-10:00

Opening Remarks by Gregory Clancey, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

10-11:00

Beyond the Linear Model: An Asian Perspective on Science and Technology Ethics

Hideto Nakajima

11-12:00

Facts and Values in the Controversy over the “Pan-Korea Grand Waterway”

Sungook Hong

12-13:00

Lunch

13-14:00

Asia in the Making of the European Renaissance

Arun Balasubramaniam

14-15:00

Scientific Temper, Hindu Scientism, and the Future of Secularism in India

Meera Nanda

15-15:30

Tea

15:30-16:30

Moral Mediators in a Technological World

Lorenzo Magnani

16:30-17:30

The Value of Technology in the Space of Narrative: A Comparative Assessment

Jeffrey Benjamin White

18:00

Dinner

Monday, 28 July

Time:

Paper Title:

Author:

9-10:00

Steps to the Greening of Science and Technology

Husain Heriyanto

10-11:00

Mencius and the Natural Environment

Cecilia Wee

11-12:00

Environmental Ethics and the Ikhwan al-Safa’

Mulyadhi Kartanegara

12-13:00

Lunch

13-14:00

Nanotechnology and Asian Values

Soraj Hongaladarom

14-15:00

Genetically Modified (GM) Crops: Reflections on Central Issues, Indian Perspectives and Ethical Responses from Early Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita

Pragati Sahni

15-15:30

Tea

15:30-16:30

The Reception of Biotechnology in the Islamic World: Paradigms for Discussion

Anke Iman Bouzenita

16:30-17:30

The Late Philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Its Implications for the Proper Role of Contemporary Biotechnology

Ping-cheung Lo

18:00

Dinner

Tuesday, 29 July

Time:

Paper Title:

Author:

9-10:00

Negotiating Bioethical Conflicts: Is Procedural Ethics the Answer?

Jacqueline Chin

10 – 11:00

The Inorganic Relationship: A Confucian Justification for Organ Trading

Voo Teck Chuan

10 – 11:00

Whose Ethics? Which Priority? Dilemmas of Long-term Care for Older Persons

Julia Tao

12:30

Lunch

(End of Conference)

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