The Centre for Ethics is able to accommodate a limited number of visiting professors each year. Although we do not provide salary replacement or support, the Centre is able to provide an office and computer, library privileges and access to the University’s electronic resources. Visiting professors are expected to contribute to the academic and intellectual life of the Centre, through participation in the various seminars, workshops and reading groups.
Just to wet your whistle, this is an announcement of a conference celebrating Gary Watson's work to take place on November 3-5, 2016 in New Orleans, LA (probably at the Intercontinental Hotel). The proceedings will begin on Thursday, November 3, with an interview of Gary conducted by John Martin Fischer. Committed speakers over the next two days include Antony Duff, Harry Frankfurt, Jeanette Kennett, Michael McKenna, Tim Scanlon, Michael Smith, Jay Wallace, and Susan Wolf. The conference will conclude with Gary Watson discussing and responding to critical themes raised.
Mark your calendars! (The conference is being organized by Justin Coates, Neal Tognazzini, and David Shoemaker. Registration will be free, and all are welcome. Just let me (Shoemaker) know.)
SLACRR: May 22-24, 2016
Paul Boghossian (NYU)
St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed. Please submit an anonymized abstract of 750-1500 words by January 15, 2016 to SLACRR@gmail.com. In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation. Please attach your abstract as a pdf file, the name of which should be based upon the title of your abstract. (In other words, don't name your file FILE.pdf or ABSTRACT.pdf)
What to Submit
SLACRR includes papers in ethics, epistemology, and other areas of philosophy that deal with reasons, reasoning, or rationality. For instance, we would be interested in papers exploring such questions as:
- What is the relation between reasons for actions and reasons for beliefs?
- What are the sources of our reasons for belief?
- How are features of one's psychology relevant to reasons?
- What is the relation between reasons and what we ought to do or believe?
- What is the relation between reasons and value?
- Are the requirements of practical and theoretical rationality normative?
- What is the relation between individual rationality and collective rationality?
- Are actions or beliefs themselves structured by reasons?
In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources to an ongoing essay competition, designed to promote excellent research and writing in metaethics on the part of younger scholars. More information about the Sanders Prize in Metaethics, and the Marc Sanders Foundation, can be found at http://www.marcsandersfoundation.org/sanders-prizes/metaethics/.
The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics is an annual essay competition open to scholars who are within fifteen years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible, and should direct inquiries to the Editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics Russ Shafer-Landau, at email@example.com. The award for the prizewinning essay is $10,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Metaethics. The recipient of the award will be expected to present his or her paper at the 2nd Annual Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop, Sept 9-11, 2016. More information about the Workshop can be found at http://metaethicsworkshop.web.unc.edu/.
Submitted essays must present original research in metaethics. Essays should be between 7,500 and 12,000 words. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by March 1, 2016. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that might disclose their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The winner will be determined by a committee of members of the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Metaethics and will be announced in early June.
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the Prize Administrator, Russ Shafer-Landau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2015.
Call for Abstracts*, Gothenburg Responsibility Project Conference #1, 24-27 August 2016, University of Gothenburg.
We are pleased to announce the first of our biennial conferences on agency and responsibility. These conferences will bring together philosophers working on agency and responsibility, including both established figures and those early in their careers and those working in both “theoretical” and “applied” areas of these topics.
Below are our confirmed keynote speakers:
Helen Beebee (Manchester)
John Martin Fischer (UC, Riverside)
Michael McKenna (Arizona)
Shaun Nichols (Arizona)
Helen Steward (Leeds)
Derk Pereboom (Cornell)
Kadri Vihvelin (Southern California)
This is the final reminder about the December 1 submission deadline.
We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place on June 1-3, 2016 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
There will be nine papers at this year’s conference, including four invited papers by the following people:
• Alex Voorhoeve (London School of Economics), Ralf Bader (Oxford), Adam Swift (Warwick) and Zofia Stemplowska (Oxford), Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University)
We are issuing a call for papers to fill the remaining five conference slots. Submitted papers should be between 7,500 and 12,000 words including footnotes, should be totally anonymized, and are due by Dec. 1. (The workshop is being held three months earlier than usual, and hence the deadline is three months earlier.) Accepted papers for the conference will receive serious consideration for inclusion in the resulting Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy volume.