Call for Papers: Utilitarianism Conference

The international conference "Utilitarianism: an
ethics of experience?" will be held at the University
of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, June 14-16, 2007.

The invited speakers are:

Sergio Bucchi (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Sergio Cremaschi (University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro")
Piergiorgio Donatelli (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Esperanza Guisan (University of Salamanca)
Brad Hooker (University of Reading)
Peter Kail (S. Peter's College, Oxford)
Giorgio Lanaro (University of Milan)
Eugenio Lecaldano (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
Sebastiano Maffettone (Luiss Guido Carli, Rome)
Maurizio Mori (University of Turin)
Tim Mulgan (University of St. Andrews)
Gianfranco Pellegrino (Luiss Guido Carli, Rome)
Giuliano Pontara (University of Stockholm)
Franco Restaino (University of Rome "Tor Vergata")
Frederick Rosen (Bentham Project, University College of London)
John Skorupski (University of St. Andrews)

The Conference will host two roundtables,
on "Utilitarianism in Italy" and on "History of
Utilitarianism".

Submitted papers, in Italian and English, will be accepted.
Send a proposal­ max. 350 words ­ prepared for blind referee
(put on a separate page name and academic affiliation) ­ within
December 20th 2006 to the following e-mail address:
eugenio.lecaldano@uniroma1.it.
Notification of acceptance will be given within March 31st 2007.
Some expenses of accepted speakers will be reimbursed.
The Conference has a general scope.
Nevertheless, among possible topics to be discussed are
the following:
utilitarianism and the virtues;
the demandingness objection to consequentialism;
Henry Sidgwick and his intuitionist Utilitarianism;
utilitarianism and future generations
evolutionism and classical utilitarianism
hedonism and motivation
utilitarianism and global poverty
bioethics and utilitarianism
special duties and utilitarianism
utilitarianism and distributive justice
forms and types of utilitarianism (rule- and
act-utilitarianism,
collective and individual utilitarianism, and so on)

2 Replies to “Call for Papers: Utilitarianism Conference

  1. Is that better? I think I managed to edit it to fit the screen with my special powers… Looks like a great conference in ROME everyone. How about it?

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