Henle Conference on Happiness and Well-Being

I am pleased to announce that the Department of Philosophy at Saint Louis University will be hosting the Henle Conference on Happiness and Well-Being on March 30-31, 2012. 

(1-page program here.) All talks will be held at The Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Friday, March 30 (Chase Park Plaza, Empire Room)
1:00 pm     Welcoming Remarks

1:15 pm     Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota) 
                  "Right in the Middle: Normativity and Idealized Subjective Theories of Well-Being"
                  Comments: David Sobel (University of Nebraska)
                  Chair: Jason Raibley (California State University - Long Beach)

2:55 pm     Coffee

3:15 pm     Wade Memorial Lecture                                   
                 Richard Kraut (Northwestern University)
                "The Requirement of Neutrality and the Nature of Well-Being"
                 Chair: Elizabeth Foreman (Saint Louis University)
5:00 pm     Reception (Chase Park Plaza, Plaza Room)
6:00 pm     Dinner

Saturday, March 31 (Chase Park Plaza, Zodiac Room)
9:00 am     Tobias Hoffmann (Catholic University of America) 
                 "The Pleasure of Life and the Desire for Non-Existence: Some Medieval Theories"
                 Comments: Chris Heathwood (University of Colorado)
                 Chair: Alicia Hall (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)

10:40 am    Coffee

11:00 am    Peter Railton (University of Michigan)
                 "Subjective Well-Being as Information"
                  Comments: Michael Bishop (Florida State University)
                  Chair: James Bohman (Saint Louis University)

12:40 pm    Lunch

2:40 pm      Nicole Hassoun (Carnegie Mellon University)
                 "A Basic Needs Account of Human Rights?"
                  Comments: Jennifer Hawkins (Duke University)
                  Chair: Eric Wiland (University of Missouri - St. Louis)

4:20 pm     Coffee

4:40 pm     Erik Angner (George Mason University) 
                 "Subjective Well-Being: When, and Why, It Matters"
                 Comments: Laura Sizer (Hampshire College)
                 Chair: Chad Flanders (Saint Louis University) 

6:20 pm     Free time
7:00 pm     Dinner

The conference is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis (directions and parking suggestions). No registration is required. (But we'd be happy to learn in advance if you are planning to come.)

For details contact Dan Haybron (haybron at gmail dot com).