So now those of you early-career metaethicists who weren't submitting because the eight grand wasn't quite enough of an incentive can go ahead and send Russ your best paper.
On behalf of Russ Shafer-Landau I'm very pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 2nd annual Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics.
The winner of the prize will receive $8,000, present his or her paper at the next Wisconsin Metaethics Workshop, and have the winning paper included in a forthcoming volume of Oxford Studies in Metaethics.
I am pleased to introduce this month's featured philosopher: me. Please join me in welcoming me.
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Russ Shafer-Landau has just announced a Call for Papers for a new paper
competition: the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics. The winner of the prize will receive $8,000, present his or
her paper at the upcoming Wisconsin Metaethics Workshop
(https://sites.google.com/site/wiscmew/), and have the winning
paper included in a forthcoming volume of Oxford Studies in
Metaethics. Details below the fold.
From Mark Timmons, here is a call for abstracts for the Fourth Annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethical Theory that will be held in Tucson, Arizona on January 3-5, 2013. Abstracts are welcome in any area or on any topic in normative ethical theory (to be distinguished as well as possible from metaethics, political philosophy, and applied ethics).
Abstracts should be 2-3 double-spaced pages and are due no later than Monday June 4, 2012. Please send abstracts by email to Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who presented at the 2011 or 2012 workshops are not eligible for presenting at the 2013 workshop. A program committee will evaluate the submissions and decisions will be finalized by early July.
Julia Annas (Arizona), Brad Hooker (Reading), and Shelly Kagan (Yale) are the 2013 keynote speakers.
Further information about the submission of abstracts and about the Workshop is available at the Workshop website.
Michael Della Rocca has given me permission to post this request, which he sent to a number of Marcus-admirers and friends, to PEA Soup.
Dear Friends and admirers of Ruth Marcus,
Forgive the mass e-mailing, any duplications, or omissions. As you know, Ruth Marcus died over two weeks ago and an obituary has yet to appear in the New York Times. This failure to recognize one of the most prominent and pioneering philosophers of the last 60 years is appalling. There have been multiple communications between Yale and also NYU (Ruth's undergraduate alma mater) with the obituary editors at the Times. The Times has received a wealth of information from these sources and still no obituary. I fear that they have decided or are in the process of deciding that Ruth is not a significant enough figure to warrant the recognition of an obituary in the Times. Don't get me started on this -- it's simply outrageous. Don Garrett, Diana Raffman and I have sent to the Times' obituary editors a strongly worded message -- see below. If you would like to endorse the sentiments in this message please let me know and we will pass on this information to the Times. I plan to be in touch with them again soon. Or if you would like to write a message of your own to the Times that would be great. The obituary editors are Bill McDonald<email@example.com> and Jack Kadden<firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If there are other philosophers you know of who might be interested in helping out here, please feel free to forward this message and to encourage them to be in touch with me or Diana or Don.
Don, Diana, and I will be in touch directly with the APA leadership about this matter so that they may contact the Times too.
best, Michael (and Diana and Don)
Below the fold is the message that was sent yesterday to the Obituary editors at the Times:
A call for abstracts for the Eighth Annual Metaethics Workshop, to be held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on September 16-18, 2011. Christine Korsgaard (Harvard) will be this year's keynote speaker. Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced pages) of papers in any area of metaethics are due by May 1. There is a limit of one submission per person. Speakers in the 2009 or 2010 workshop are not eligible to submit abstracts for this year’s event. A program committee will evaluate submissions and make decisions by early June. Information on submitting an abstract, plus much other relevant information about the workshop, can be obtained at the workshop website.
All questions about the workshop may be directed to me (that's Russ).
Mark Timmons has posted the program for the first annual Arizona
Workshop in Normative Ethics. I've put the whole program below the fold; you can also
just go to workshop website for the program and more information.