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.

Welcome Hagop Sarkissian!
By S. Matthew Liao

We are delighted to welcome Hagop Sarkissian as a Contributor on Ethics Etc. Hagop is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the City University of New York, Baruch College. His research is in ethical theory, broadly construed. He also works in comparative Chinese-Western philosophy and on problems in the history of Chinese philosophy, especially the classical period (ca. 6th to 2nd century BCE). Hagop has published a number of articles in journals such as the Philosopher’s Imprint, Philosophical Studies, and Mind and Language. Welcome aboard, Hagop!

Philippa Foot Obituary
By S. Matthew Liao

Sadly, Philippa Foot — the inventor of, among other things, the trolley problems — has passed away. Here is an obituary from the Guardian.

103rd Annual Meeting of The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 10-12, 2011

The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology invites submission of papers for its annual meeting March 10-12, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The submission deadline is November 1, 2010. Founded in 1904, SSPP promotes philosophy and psychology by facilitating the exchange of ideas among those engaged in these fields of inquiry. Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome. Topics that have
cross-discipline appeal are especially suitable. For more information on the 2011 meeting see:

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