Call for Papers

Date: July 12-14, 2017.

Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • David Brink (University of California, San Diego)
  • Julia Driver (Washington University at St. Louis)
  • Douglas Portmore (Arizona State University)
  • Michael Smith (Princeton)

The aim of the conference is to bring together theorists working on the neutral/relative divide. This divide marks a fault line in normative ethics and rational choice theory.

We seek long abstracts (maximum 1,000 words) that address central questions surrounding the neutral/relative divide. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent-Relative Consequentialism

Climate Ethics and Climate Economics: How to Finance ‘Well Below 2°C’?

Proposal deadline extended to March 10th

The second of six ESRC-funded workshops exploring issues where the ethics and economics of climate change intersect will be held at the University of Nottingham on 13-14 April 2016.

The keynote speakers will be John Broome and Armon Rezai.

Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 12:45pm – 3:00pm EST
Location: Kimball Hall, First Floor Lounge, 246 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012
Lunch will be served.
RSVP here: https://events.nyu.edu/#event_id/93754/view/event

Is being loved as a child a human right? This practical, philosophical and provocative discussion will explore the justification for a fundamental right of children to be loved and our societal obligations to provide such love for them. The fulfillment of children’s rights to be loved are made more complicated by poverty, unwanted pregnancies, the challenges often involved in adoption and the fact that each year, thousands of children leave foster care at age eighteen without ever finding a permanent loving family.

**Application Deadline is March 1**
Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work
2016 Summer Institute
17 faculty over 4 weeks
May 30-June 24
Stipend of $3300
Detailed information and application instructions at:

http://www.moralpsychology.co

Several recent philosophers have emphasized the importance of the humanities for civic engagement, a flourishing democracy, and a globalized world. This four-week Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Grand Valley State University from May 30 to June 24, 2016 extends discussion beyond the public function of the humanities to an intensive examination of the moral psychology behind effective moral education.

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Inaugural Marc Sanders Award for Public Philosophy. We hope that this award will incentivize and draw attention to excellent new long-form public philosophy.

Essay:
We invite submissions of unpublished essays (minimum 3,000 words, maximum 10,000) with significant philosophical content or method by authors with significant philosophical training addressed primarily to the general reader. There is no restriction to any area of philosophy. In particular, there is no restriction to practical philosophy.

Want to know more about my book, The Right to Be Loved? You can check out this one-hour podcast interview I did with Professor Bob Talisse on behalf of New Books in Philosophy. Many thanks to Bob for his time and excellent questions!

Here’s a link to the interview:

http://newbooksinphilosophy.com/2016/01/05/s-matthew-liao-the-right-to -be-loved-oxford-up-2015/

You can get a copy of The Right to Be Loved from Amazon, Oxford University Press, and Barnes and Noble.

Aeon Magazine just published my op-ed on whether children have a right to be loved. You can read the piece here. Do come and join the discussions!

St. John’s Department Philosophy is hosting a Speculative Ethics Forum for professional philosophers, graduate students, and philosophy faculty this Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the St. John’s University Manhattan Campus.

Registration for this event is free. Registration is required to access the papers that will be discussed.

Here’s the schedule for the day:

I’m currently working on a book on these topics, so I’d be very interested in your thoughts and inputs. Thanks!

My book, The Right to Be Loved, is now available from all major outlets such as Amazon, Oxford University Press, and Barnes and Noble.

I’m very honored that Christian Barry (Australian National University), Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh), and Leif Wenar (King’s College London) will be discussing the book with me at an Author-Meets-Critics Session at the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association in San Francisco on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm. A book launch is also currently being planned at New York University in the Spring 2016.