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2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

The 2nd annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) will be held in Boulder, Colorado August 6-9 2009. Note that this is a congress, not just a conference. That means it’s more important. There may even be a sexual connotation to “congress” for those whose minds work like that. Who am I to judge?

Some have called the first RoME Congress (August 2008) “the best damn ethics conference or congress ever. Perhaps even the best damn philosophy conference or congress ever”. I am supremely confident that the 2nd RoME Congress will be even better.

Here’s the call for papers. Apologies if it looks weird. This is my first posting on this site, and I haven’t got the hang of the formatting. I have no idea what most of the buttons above the text box mean. There don’t seem to be commands for font size or for justification. Clearly, this wasn’t designed by a Mac person:

    Call for Papers
    the second annual

    Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

An international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest
altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived.

August 6-9, 2009
Boulder, Colorado

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the
University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to present the second annual RoME Congress. Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited.
To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of
Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most
meritorious submission. The prize competition is open to any participating
untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty,
instructors, and graduate students).

Keynote speakers:

Judith Jarvis Thomson [1] (MIT)

Thomas Pogge [2] (Yale University)



Submission of abstracts: Feb 15, 2009.

Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2009.

Full paper submission for Young Ethicist
Prize Consideration: June 1, 2009.


Abstracts (750-1000 words). Shorter or longer abstracts will not be
accepted. Double spaced, prepared for blind-review.

(Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words,
whichever is shorter.)

In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers
must be submitted by June 1, 2009 and must have already been accepted
for participation. Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.

Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a
commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the
conference for presentation.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale (bhale@colorado.edu)
and Alastair Norcross (norcross@colorado.edu).

To see a pdf of the Call for Papers, click here [3].

For information about last year’s RoME Congress, click here [4].

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#1 Comment By Saul Smilansky On January 23, 2009 @ 7:54 am

This WAS a great conference, even though Alastair says so. Please do not apply because I want to go again this year (what sort of reason would that be for applying, anyway?).