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The Second Annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics will be held at the Westward Look Resort, Tucson, Arizona from January 6 through January 8, 2011.

Normative ethical theory addresses general questions about the right and the good and attempts to answer such questions as: What sorts of actions are right or wrong and why? What sort of person ought one to become and why? Normative ethical theories, including, for instance, versions of consequentialism, deontology, contractualism, natural law theory, and virtue ethics address such questions.

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Audi – David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics in the Mendoza College of Business and Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Julia Driver – Professor of Philosophy, Washington University

Thomas Hurka – Chancellor Henry N. R. Jackman Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Studies, University of Toronto

Call for Abstracts:
Those who wish to present a paper at the workshop must submit a 2-3 page abstract (double spaced pages please) by June 1, 2010. Please send abstracts by email to Mark Timmons, mtimmons (at)

There is a limit of one submission per person. All abstracts will be evaluated by a program committee. Notification of accepted abstracts will be made on or around July 1, 2010.

Those who will be presenting are asked to submit their papers by December 6, 2010 for purposes of making them available in advance of the workshop. Speakers will be given thirty minutes to summarize their paper, followed by open discussion.

Pending external review, papers presented at the workshop will be published in the second volume of Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Thus only submissions of abstracts for papers that are not committed for publication elsewhere will be considered. Authors agree to have their papers ready for external review by May 1, 2011.

Registration for the workshop is free. To register for the workshop, send an email to the conference organizer, Mark Timmons, mtimmons (at)


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