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BSET Call for Papers
By Gerald Lang

Might I draw the attention of readers of Ethics Etc to the following call:

University of Edinburgh, UK
14-16th July 2008

Invited Speakers: Barbara Herman (UCLA), Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund)

Papers are invited for the annual conference of the British Society for Ethical Theory, to be held at the University of Edinburgh. The subject area is open within metaethics and normative ethics. Papers on topics in applied ethics or the history of ethics may also be considered provided they are also of wider theoretical interest.

Papers, which should be unpublished at the time of submission, should be in English, no longer than 6500 words, readable in at most 45 minutes and in a form suitable for blind review. Please send your submission electronically, and include an abstract, as well as your full name, address and academic affiliation. Those who submitted papers for our previous conferences -successfully or otherwise – are welcome to submit again (though not of course the same papers!).

Please tell us if you are a postgraduate student: submissions from postgraduates are encouraged as our aim is that some such should be represented at the conference. Selected conference papers will be published in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Please make clear in any covering letter whether you wish your paper to be considered for publication here as well as for the conference programme.

The deadline for submissions is 7th December, 2007.

Papers and accompanying particulars should be emailed to Dr. Elinor Mason. Email:

Note that ONLY electronic submissions will be accepted.

The BSET conference is a major ethics conference held annually in or near the UK. Our programme normally comprises around 11 papers, 2 invited, the rest submitted. Submitted papers are blind refereed. All those we select for the programme are assigned a generous time allocation (around 75 minutes, 45 minutes reading time, 30 for discussion) and all papers are given to plenary sessions. We are a “British” society only as regards the geography of where we hold our meetings and such trivia as the way we spell “programme”; we seek to attract submissions from an international field. Submitted papers read to previous conferences have included work by Robert Audi, Margaret Gilbert, Dan Jacobson, Maggie Little, Rahul Kumar, Mathias Risse, Henry Richardson, Michelle Mason, David Sobel, Valerie Tiberius, Jeanette Kennett, David Owens, Melissa Barry and Garrett Cullity among many others.


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