The Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace (SCEWP) has just launched a new blog. The Ethical War Blog will publish short and timely opinion articles on war-related topics in the news, written by specialists in the field, in an accessible and digestible format.
This year's British Society for Ethical Theory Conference will be held at the University of Southampton on 13th and 14th July. The list of papers is below the fold. For further details, including registration, see: http://www.bset.org.uk/2015.html
A much-anticipated announcement from Russ Shafer-Landau:
The annual metaethics workshop that's long been held at UW-Madison is now moving (along with yours truly) to UNC Chapel Hill. There will be no workshop in Madison this year. The dates of this year's workshop are Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015.
The University of Southampton will host two one-day workshops in April that might be of interest to Pea Soup readers. The first, on April 13th, is on Taking Pregnancy Seriously in Ethics and Epistemology. The second, on April 18th, is on Ethics and Emotion in the Post-Kantian tradition. Further details below the fold.
Thanks to a major grant ($600,000) awarded to the APA by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) program is expanding to Boston -- among other undergraduate diversity initiatives that this grant will make possible over a three year period.
PIKSI-Boston will take place August 2-8 2015 at MIT, Cambridge, MA; PIKSI-Rock will be held June 13-22 2015 at Penn State University, State College, PA. Applicants may apply to either program, or both. The deadline for applications is this Friday March 13, so please encourage undergraduates/recent graduates who might benefit from these terrific programs to apply (more details are below the fold).
This is the final call for abstracts for the third biennial New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility (NOWAR), to be held in New Orleans, LA at the Intercontinental Hotel on November 5-7, 2015. Abstracts are welcome on any topic having to do with agency and/or responsibility. Perspectives beyond just those from moral philosophy (e.g., psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, economics, metaphysics, and more) are welcome, as are interdisciplinary projects. (To see more about the workshop’s general aims and other details, follow this link.)
Abstracts should be no more than 3 double-spaced pages and are due no later than March 15, 2015. They do NOT need to be prepared for blind review.
AMINTAPHIL Early Career Scholar Prizes for IVR 2015
The American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (AMINTAPHIL) will award prizes to four early career scholars who submit the best papers for the World Congress of the International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), to be held in Washington, D.C., from 27 July to 1 August 1 in 2015. The writer of each winning paper will receive a $750 cash award. For the purpose of this prize competition, an ‘early career scholar’ includes any scholar who doesn't currently (in AY 2014/15) hold a tenured position.
Those who wish to apply for the prize should submit a paper, prepared for anonymous review, of no more than 5500 words along with an abstract of no more than 400 words to the Executive Director, Ann Cudd. Applicants should also submit their 400 word abstracts to the IVR program committee: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must be members of AMINTAPHIL to be eligible for the award. Membership rates currently begin at $30, for a two-year term. You may join AMINTAHIL here.
The theme for the 2015 IVR World Congress is "Law, Reason, and Emotion." While any paper within social and legal philosophy will be considered for the award, papers that fall within the conference theme will be given special attention.
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2015. Winners will be notified before March 31, 2015. Awards will be distributed at the IVR meeting.
The organizers of the first annual Theistic Ethics Workshop encourage abstract submissions for our inaugural meeting at the Graylyn Conference Center (www.graylyn.com) on the campus of Wake Forest University. The workshop will be held on October 8-10, 2015, and details can be found here:
I'm very pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 3rd annual Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics. All of the relevant details can be found here.
The winner of the prize will receive $10,000, 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.