SAP Annual Conference 2014
By S. Matthew Liao

St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK
27-29 June, 2014

A provisional copy of the programme is now available on the conference website.

Chair persons are still required for some of the sessions at the event. If you plan to attend and would be willing to chair one or more of the sessions at the event please reply (admin (at) with a selection of your top three papers, indicating how many of these you would be willing to chair. Chair persons must hold or have held an academic position in philosophy or have completed or be a completing a PhD in philosophy.

CF: Good Done Right
By S. Matthew Liao

Call for registration
GOOD DONE RIGHT: a conference on effective altruism
7-9 July 2014
All Souls College, Oxford, UK

Speakers include: Derek Parfit (Oxford), Thomas Pogge (Yale), Rachel Glennerster (MIT Poverty Action Lab), Nick Bostrom (Oxford), Norman Daniels (Harvard), Jeremy Lauer (WHO-CHOICE), Toby Ord (Oxford), William MacAskill (Cambridge), Larissa MacFarquhar (the New Yorker), Nick Beckstead (Oxford), Owen Cotton-Barratt (Oxford).

For further information and registration, please visit

Details (including registration information) here: here:

New Appointments in Philosophy
By S. Matthew Liao

The American Philosophical Association and the PhilPapers Foundation are pleased to announce New Appointments in Philosophy, a new service through PhilJobs: Jobs for Philosophers. This database of new appointments in philosophy departments worldwide will allow standardized collection of demographic and other data about appointments in philosophy. It will also provide a way to systematically disseminate news of recent appointments.

The service is now available at the following URL:

The website provides users with a list of new appointments, in reverse chronological order by submission. Users can also display appointments in various categories: senior/tenured, junior/untenured, fellowships, and others. The site also provides RSS feeds for each of these categories and a search engine.

Due to a failure to send out a final reminder, we are extending the deadline for submissions for the Second Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy from April 1 to April 15th.

The original call is repeated below.

We are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will be held at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Sept. 4-5, 2014. There will be nine speakers:
- 6 invited speakers:

• Dave Estlund (keynote), Brown University,

• Serena Olsaretti (keynote), ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain,

Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP) is a new peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to work in ethics, legal theory, and social and political philosophy. The first issue was published in December 2013, and is freely accessible at It contains essays by Michael Smith, Joanna Firth, and Travis Hreno, an exchange between Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Thomas Pogge examining the moral status of violent resistance to global injustice, and a symposium on Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights by Alisdair Cochrane and Oscar Horta, with replies by the book’s authors, Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka.

Friday 30th May 2014
University of Birmingham

Keynote speaker: Professor Jeff McMahan

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Birmingham is pleased to announce a one-day conference on the ethics of war and intervention. Papers on any aspect of the ethics of war, conflict and intervention will be considered. We particularly welcome papers which speak to the work of Jeff McMahan, and those which speak to some aspect of the ‘security threats’ sub-strand of the IAS’s current ‘Saving Humans’ research theme (for which, please see the link below).

CFP from Ethics
By S. Matthew Liao

As announced last fall, in honor of Ethics’s 125th anniversary, beginning in October 2014, the journal will publish a series of retrospective essays that discuss articles from past volumes of the journal. The journal is presently accepting proposals for the 3rd quarter century (Vols. 51-75). The call for proposals with more details about the project can be found at
The submission window for proposals for the 4th quarter century (Vols. 76-100) will open on April 1 and continue through May 1.

The journal invites interested readers and potential contributors to explore the journal’s ample online archive.

Many thanks to Matthew for the invitation to contribute to Ethics Etc. I would like to let readers know about a workshop and an associated call for papers.

The Department of Philosophy at New York University will host a workshop on the 16 & 17 May 2014. The topic of the workshop is “Value and Virtue in Ethics and Epistemology.” Confirmed speakers include Thomas Hurka (University of Toronto), Julia Driver (Washington University in St. Louis), and Daniel Star (Boston University).

Welcome Barry Maguire!
By S. Matthew Liao

I’m very delighted to welcome Barry Maguire as a Contributor on Ethics Etc. Barry works in Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaethics, and related issues in Metaphysics. He is currently a Bersoff Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow at New York University. He completed his PhD at Princeton in August 2013 under the supervision of Gideon Rosen. Prior to that he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. Welcome aboard, Barry!