6th Annual John C. Maraldo Lecture in Comparative Philosophy

Thursday April 3rd, 7:30pm, 15/1304

"Two Kinds of Knowing: Japanese Philosophy as a Riff on Kukai's Philosophy of Intimacy" 

 Dr. Thomas Kasulis, Ohio State University


For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Mattice.

Regional Ethics Bowl Competition

Fall 2014    


7th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference

November 2014

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.


18th Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference

 Spring 2015


6th Annual A. David Kline Symposium in Public Philosophy  

Spring 2015


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.