CFP: First Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics (RoME) Congress

While we’re on the topic of CFP’s for August 2008, let me announce the fact that we are starting a new summer ethics conference here at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  (I say ‘we’, but I can take no credit for it — all the work has been done by Alastair Norcross and Ben Hale.)  Ben Bradley is such a hero that I bet if he breaks another bone at the BSPC 2008, he’ll still be the first to arrive at the Boulder conference, which starts the next day.  See below for details. 

RoME

First Annual
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress
University of Colorado, Boulder
August 8-10, 2008
Boulder, Colorado

an international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

Call For Papers

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the first annual ROME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited.  To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission.  The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

Keynote speakers:

Speaker 1: Fred Feldman (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Speaker 2: Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC Chapel Hill)
Speaker 3: Bonnie Steinbock (University at Albany, SUNY)

Deadlines:

Submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008. 
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2008
Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 1, 2008

Format:

Abstracts (750-1000 words) or
Full papers (half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter)
Double-spaced
Prepared for blind-review

In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers must be submitted by June 1, 2008 and must have already been accepted for participation.  Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.

Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference as a primary paper.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale (bhale@colorado.edu) and Alastair Norcross (Alastair.Norcross@colorado.edu).

Visit our website at http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/center/rome.shtml.