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CFP: Gauthier Conference
By S. Matthew Liao

Rational Choice Contractarianism 25 Years After Morals By Agreement

Celebrating the project of rational choice contractarianism with its most influential proponent: David Gauthier.
Location: York University, Toronto Ontario Canada
Date: Friday May 13- Sunday May 15, 2011
Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2011 (abstracts will be reviewed as they arrive, so early submissions are welcome and encouraged)

Abstract Submission Instructions: Send a substantial abstract (approximately 500-750 words) to Professor Susan Dimock, McLaughlin College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON Canada M3J 1P3 or to dimock (at) The conference will combine a series of plenary sessions, invited presentations from the abstract submissions, and workshops. Submitted papers should be suitable for presentation in a maximum of 45 minutes, to be followed by a 30 minute Q&A/discussion period.

Papers on all topics related to rational choice contractarianism are welcome, but those engaging the work of David Gauthier directly will be given special priority. Gauthier will provide the key note address.

The tentative list of participants (may not be complete) includes the following:

•Michael Bratman
•Donald Bruckner
•Jules L. Coleman
•David Copp
•Peter Danielson
•Gils van Donselaar
•Claire Finkelstein
•Ann Levey
•Duncan MacIntosh
•Ned McClennen
•Christopher W. Morris
•Adam Morton
•Jan Narveson
•Arthur Risptein
•Robert Sugden
•Laurence Thomas
•Stanley Tweyman
•Peter Vanderschraff
•Peter Vallentyne
•Bruno Verbeek
•Albert Weale
•Sheldon Wein


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