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Program for the 6th Annual Metaethics Workshop

Professor Russ Shafer-Landau has announced the program for the 6th Annual Metaethics Workshop [1], which will take place in Madison, WI on Sept 11-13, 2009, and which looks fantastic!

All sessions will take place in 313 Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
9am – 10:15am JON TRESAN (Florida)
Naturalistic Moral Realism, Moral Twin Earth, and the Meta-Moral Use of Moral Words
Chair: Christian Coons (Bowling Green)

10:40am – Noon EARL CONEE (Rochester)
The Best Alternative
Chair: David Merli (Franklin & Marshall)

1:30pm – 2:45pm SARAH McGRATH (Princeton)
Moral Knowledge and Experience
Chair: Luke Robinson (SMU)

3:00pm – 4:30pm CHRIS HEATHWOOD (Colorado)
Desire-Based Theories of Reasons, Pleasure & Welfare
Chair: Christian Miller (Wake Forest)

4:45pm – 6pm SHARON STREET (NYU)
Evolution and the Normativity of Epistemic Reasons
Chair: Noell Birondo (Claremont McKenna)

8pm -11 pm RECEPTION (Memorial Union, Room TBA)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
9am – 10:15am PHIL CLARK (Toronto)
Metaethics and the Mince-Pie Syllogism: Reflections on a Philosophical Joke
Chair: Janice Dowell (Nebraska)

10:40am – Noon CAMPBELL BROWN (Edinburgh)
A New & Improved Supervenience Argument for Ethical Descriptivism
Chair: Carla Bagnoli (UW-Milwaukee)

1:30pm – 2:45pm DAVID SOBEL (Nebraska)
Parfit’s Case against Subjectivism
Chair: Teemu Toppinen (Helsinki)

3:00pm – 4:30pm ALLAN GIBBARD (Michigan)
***KEYNOTE ADDRESS***

4:45pm – 6pm JONAS OLSON (Stockholm)
Getting Real about Moral Fictionalism
Chair: Neil Sinclair (Nottingham)

6:30pm DINNER (University Club 803 State Street)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
9:30am – 10:45am MATT BEDKE (British Columbia)
Oughts versus Requirements
Chair: Michael Titelbaum (Wisconsin)

11:00am -12:15pm PAUL KATSAFANAS (New Mexico)
Activity and Passivity in Reflective Agency
Chair: TBA

Registration is free and all are welcome. If you would like to attend, please email Russ at shaferlandau ( at ) wisc.edu and let him know. He’ll notify registrants of periodic updates about dinners, receptions, etc.

More information about the Workshop, including copies of each paper (to be posted on August 13th) can be found at the Worskhop website:
https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/shaferlandau/web/metaethics/workshop_2009/ [1]