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.
The first of six ESRC-funded workshops exploring issues where the ethics and economics of climate change intersect will be held at Oxford University’s Martin School on 13-14 January 2016. The keynote speakers will be Simon Caney and Partha Dasgupta.
The 10th Annual NUSTEP conference will be held at Northwestern University on May 19–21, 2016 and will feature keynote addresses by Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi.
Submission Guidelines: We welcome submissions from faculty and graduate students, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the work of Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi: addiction, agency, blame, deliberation, desire, forgiveness, free will, habituation, rationality, reasons, responsibility, trust, and virtue. Essays should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format. Graduate submissions should be sent by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; faculty submissions should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be sent by March 15. For more information, please contact Kyla Ebels-Duggan at the e-mail address above or visit our website:
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.
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.
The second volume of Law, Ethics and Philosophy is now online. LEAP is a new peer-reviewed, fully open access international journal published by Pompeu Fabra University and dedicated to work in ethics, legal theory, and social and political philosophy. The current volume features articles by Richard Arneson on family justice and Inigo Gonzales-Ricoy on workplace democracy. It also hosts two symposia: one on Larry Temkin´s Rethinking the Good, with contributions by Oscar Horta, Ingmar Persson and Larry Temkin; and one on global justice and coercion, with contributions by Charles Goodman, Nicole Hassoun, Peter Stone, Kok-Chor Tan, and Laura Valentini.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is hosting a conference on Practical Reason and Metaethics to be held April 22-23, 2016. The invited speakers on the conference program are:
Michael Bratman (Stanford)
Stephen Darwall (Yale)
Sarah McGrath (Princeton)
Sigrún Svavarsdóttir (Tufts)
Call for Papers: Four additional papers will be selected though an anonymous review of submissions. For each paper selected, the conference will contribute up to $800 to cover the travel and accommodations of the authors. Submissions are due December 1, 2015. More info below the fold.
"Our 28-month project uses research focused on self-transcendence to advance understanding of the interrelations of virtue, happiness, and the meaning of life. We believe that self-transcendence is the missing link in current research, crucial to the spiritual dimension of human life.
Research in the humanities and social sciences suggest that individuals who feel they belong to something bigger and better than they are on their own—a family with a long history and the prospect of future generations, a spiritual practice, work on behalf of social justice—often feel happier and have better life outcomes than those who do not."
13th International Conference on Deontic logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2016) 18-21 July 2016, Bayreuth, Germany
The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, organization theory and law.
Some philosophers – let’s call them “teleologists” – believe that there is an intimate connection between deontic terms like ‘required’, ‘ought’, and ‘permissible’, on the one hand, and evaluative terms like ‘better’ and ‘best’, on the other.
Teleologists face a problem with the intuitive idea of supererogation. This is the idea that sometimes we are not morally required to do the morally best thing, but may permissibly take options (e.g. to pursue our own personal projects, or to safeguard our own interests) that are morally suboptimal. As Sam Scheffler would say, we sometimes have an agent-centered prerogative to act in morally suboptimal ways.
In this post, I shall argue that two attempts at solving this problem – a simple threshold view, and a dual-ranking view – face serious intuitive difficulties. The best solution, I shall suggest, is not a dual-ranking view, but a triple-ranking view.