The Study of Character Website
By S. Matthew Liao

The Character Project at Wake Forest University has launched a new website devoted to the academic study of character and related notions of virtue and vice. The website can be found here:

This site presents recent books, journal articles, and events pertaining to research on character, as well as faculty webpages, blogs, centers, encyclopedia entries, and other resources. The focus is on recent work in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and theology. It would certainly be appreciated it if people linked to this page. Also, updates and corrections are welcome; please send any such information to character (at)

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
August 17-18th 2011

The relation between moral judgments and moral motivation is a central issue in ethical theory, having implications for the nature of moral judgments, the meaning of normative terms, and the possibility of objective truth and knowledge in morality. According to a strong form of motivational internalism, the relation is both intrinsic and necessary: to judge that an act is morally wrong is (at least in part) to be motivated not to perform it. When combined with a humean theory of motivation, this form of internalism has often been seen as incompatible with moral cognitivism or objectivism.

2011 RoME Call for Commentators
By S. Matthew Liao

Fourth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME)
University of Colorado, Boulder
August 4-7, 2011
Boulder, Colorado

An international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

Call For Commentators

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite philosophers to comment on main program papers at the fourth annual RoME Congress. See the preliminary main conference program below for a list of selected papers. As this program is finalized, it will be necessary to assign commentators to each paper. Ideally papers are matched up with experts and critics. That’s where you come in.

CF: BSET 2011 at Oxford
By S. Matthew Liao

The British Society for Ethical Theory
Annual Conference

St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, 11 – 13 July

Keynote Speakers: Mike Otsuka (UCL) and Susan Wolf (UNC Chapel Hill)

Registration is now open.
Registration form and a list of papers are available here:

***Book before 17th June to avoid the late booking fee***

Local organizer: Edward Harcourt, edward.harcourt (at)

An upcoming conference on uncertainty in morality and law, The Hebrew U, June 15-17.
All the details are available on the conference website, here: age=iruim

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