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Excellent Moral Philosophy Books of Last 5 Years?

We’re coming up on a semester break, at which point I always try to read a good recent moral philosophy book, just to keep up with the kids, and perhaps to spur a new research project. Toward that end, and also to help keep others apprised, I’d enjoy people chiming in with their picks for a book or two published in that last several years (up to 5) that they think is worth reading and why. Stick to our general category (moral philosophy, broadly construed to include political philosophy, agency & responsibility, and moral psychology).

I’ll start: Jonathan Glover, Alien Landscapes? (OUP, 2014). I read this last Xmas break. Includes detailed discussion of various mental disorders and what they might mean for people’s responsibility status. Also aims to identify ways of “bridging the gulf between us.” Sensitive and very insightful, partially drawn from many interviews with patients at Broadmoor with Anti-Social Personality Disorder.

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NOWAR 5! Call for Abstracts

This is a call for abstracts for the fifth biennial New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR 5), to be held in New Orleans, LA at the Aloft Hotel on November 14-16, 2019. Abstracts are welcome on any topic having to do with agency and/or responsibility. Perspectives beyond just those from moral philosophy — including psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, economics, metaphysics, and more — are quite welcome. (Click here to see more about the workshop’s general aims and other details. See also David Shoemaker’s personal website for information.)


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Carol Lee Price Scholarships for Women

Carol Lee Price Scholarships: funding in Montreal for female international students of philosophy.

The Scholarships are specifically intended to attract and support women pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal. They are restricted to students who would otherwise have to pay international fees. Each scholarship is worth $32,450 CAD; up to three may be awarded each year (with a maximum of two in each category). See here(more…)

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Arizona WiNE Menu is In!

The Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics (WiNE) is holding its 10th meeting in Tucson, January 3-5, 2019. The program is here.

Registration to attend is free and open to all. You may register to attend here. Mark Timmons, conference organizer, will send periodic updates to those who register.

Information about the Westward Look resort (where the workshop will be held) and about travel and accommodations is available on the workshop website.


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CFP: 4th Southampton-Humboldt Normativity Conference

The fourth Southampton-Humboldt Normativity Conference will be held in Southampton from 19-21 June 2019. The conference aims to bring together philosophers working on normativity, including foundational problems of moral philosophy and practical normativity more generally, questions about reasons, rationality, and value, and issues about epistemic and other forms of normativity. Its primary aim is to provide a forum for lively and constructive exchange amongst philosophers currently working in the field.

The keynote speakers will be Justin D’Arms (Ohio State) and Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Helsinki). The other papers will be selected on the basis of double-blind review of long abstracts (max. 1000 words). If you would like to apply, please submit your abstract, anonymised, to Tracy Storey ( by 1st February 2019. Abstracts should be suitable for a 30-40 minute presentation.

For more information, see here.

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Murphy Institute Faculty Fellowships at Tulane University (in New Orleans!)

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for three Visiting Research Professorships/Faculty Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, moral psychology, agency and responsibility,  political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine.


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Call for Book Nominations!

North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award
Each year the North American Society for Social Philosophy honors the best book published in
social philosophy during the previous year. The Book Award Committee invites you to nominate
a book to compete for the award for 2018. (For the purposes of this award, a book’s eligibility is
determined by the year of its copyright rather than by the year of its release.)


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