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ETHICS WITHOUT PRINCIPLES: The Diversity of Contexts of Moral Particularisms

Date: May 10, 2008
Place: University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne – ExeCo Centre Panthéon : 12, place du Panthéon, room 1, 75005 Paris, France
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Keynote Speakers: Jonathan DANCY, Sandra LAUGIER, and John SKORUPSKI

PROGRAM – Saturday, May 10.
09h00 Sandra Laugier (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens), Ethics and Attention to Particulars
10h00 Solange Chavel (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens), Se Passer Des Principes Dans Le Raisonnement Moral ? Sur L’usage Du Mot “Principe”
10h30 Smadar Bustan (University of Luxembourg), The Limits of an Ethics Without Principles with Levinas and Putnam
11h00 Coffee break
11h30 Nora Hämäläinen (University of Helsinki), Two Particularisms – Between Dancy and Swansea
12h00 Darragh Byrne (University of Birmingham), Moral Particularism: Epistemology or Metaphysics?
12h30 Philipp Schwind (Collegium Oecumenicum, München), Does Holism Imply Moral Oarticularism?
13h00 Lunch
14h30 John Skorupski (University of St. Andrews), Knowledge of Reasons; Self-determination and Warrantable Reasons
15h30 Anna Bergqvist (University of Reading), Particularism and Semantic Normativity
16h00 Coffee break
16h15 David Jones (Johns Hopkins University), Particularism’s Autonomy Problem?
16h45 Pekka Väyrynen (University of California, Davis), Explaining Exceptions in Ethics
17h15 Alan Thomas (University of Kent), Another Particularism: Reason, ‘Status’ and Defaults
17h45 Coffee break
18h00 Jonathan Dancy (University of Reading, University of Texas, Austin)

The conference is open and free of charge; it does not require any prior registration.
LOCATION: Just in front of Le Panthéon, in the Legal Studies Department of University of Paris I.


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