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This First Annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics takes place at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona, from January 7 to January 9, 2010. Here is the program for it, which looks great:

Thursday January 7

5:00–6:30 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Holly M. Smith (Rutgers)
The Moral Clout of Reasonable Beliefs
Chair: David Schmidtz (University of Arizona)

Friday January 8

8:30–9:40am Jamie Dreier (Brown)
In Defense of Consequentializing
Chair: Alan Thomas (University of Kent)

9:50–11:00am Andrew Schroeder (Harvard)
You Don’t Have to Do What’s Best!
Chair: David Shoemaker (Tulane)

11:10–12:20pm Sarah McGrath (Princeton)
Normative Ethics and Moral Expertise
Chair: Mark Schroeder (USC)

1:30–2:40pm Paul McNamara (University of New Hampshire)
Action Beyond Morality’s Call versus Supererogation
Chair: TBA

2:50–4:00pm Nick Zangwill (University of Durham)
Against Indirect Consequentialism
Chair: Carla Bagnoli (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Thomas E. Hill, Jr. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Kantian Constructivism as Normative Ethics
Chair: Christian Miller (Wake Forest University)

Saturday January 9

8:30–9:40am Samuel Kerstein (University of Maryland, College Park)
Treating Consenting Adults Merely as Means
Chair: Mark LeBar (Ohio University)

9:50–11:00am Daniel Star (Boston University)
Two Levels of Moral Thinking
Chair: TBA

11:10–12:20pm Ulrike Heuer (University of Leeds)
The Paradox of Deontology, Reconsidered
Chair: TBA

1:30–2:40pm Douglas W. Portmore (Arizona State University) Consequentialism and Moral Rationalism
Chair: TBA

2:50–4:00pm Robert N. Johnson (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Kantian Contractualism and Self-Improvement
Chair: TBA

Peter Railton (University of Michigan)
Title: TBA
Chair: Jussi Suikkanen (University of Leeds)

Registration is free and open to all. You may register by emailing Professor Mark Timmons (mtimmons (at)

More information about the workshop, the Westward Look resort (where the workshop will be held), travel, and accommodations is available at


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