7th Annual John C. Maraldo Lecture in Comparative Philosophy

April 9, 2015


Building 59, Room 2015

Dr. Vrinda Dalmiya from University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

"Fears and Freedoms of a Bird-Mother: A Case of Vulnerable Autonomy in the Mahabharata"   


 Fears and Freedoms Poster  

Presented by the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies and the Asia Council

For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Mattice.


Regional Ethics Bowl Competition

Fall 2015    


 8th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

November 2015

University Center, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive, 
Jacksonville, Florida 32224 

Alissa Hurwitz Swota, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Florida Blue Center for Ethics at UNF, organizes the Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference in Jacksonville. The conference is sponsored by Wolfson Children's Hospital in partnership with the University of North Florida and the Florida Bioethics Network.


This conference will include sessions on topics such as Pain Management as Moral Obligation, Legal and Ethical Challenges in Child Protection, Receiving Difficult News: Family Perspectives, and Assent and Consent: The Role of the Child in Decision-Making.

  Why You Should Attend 

Ethics committees, practitioners and public policy experts are faced with difficult ethical challenges that can benefit from education and opportunities to discuss those challenges with other professionals. This conference will provide an opportunity to engage peers from across the region and learn what others are doing to cope with the ethical issues arising from pediatric medicine.

  Who Should Attend 

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, psychologists, health administrators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pediatric mental health workers, pediatric specialists, medical  students, nursing students, ethicists, philosophers, and others with an interest or a need for continuing education in the special area of pediatric bioethics.

For more information, please contact Dr. Alissa Hurwitz Swota.


6th Annual A. David Kline Symposium in Public Philosophy  

Spring 2016


For more information, please contact Dr. Alissa Hurwitz Swota 

Florida Philosophy Student Blog

The Florida Student Philosophy Blog managed by Dr. Jonathan Matheson with the help of the UNF Philosophy Student Club is progressing well. The UNF Philosophy Club itself is taking the necessary steps towards establishing itself as an important source both of students’ community life and of their professional development.