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CFP: Experiments on Ethical Dilemmas

3rd – 4th May 2012
Institute of Philosophy, London, UK

Confirmed speakers:
Fiery Cushman, Psychology, Brown University, USA
Adam Feltz, Philosophy, Schreiner University, USA
Urs Fischbacher, Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany
Natalie Gold, Philosophy, King’s College London, UK
Shaun Nichols, Philosophy, University of Arizona
Briony Pulford, Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

This is an end-of-project workshop arising from a two-year study entitled “Framing Effects in Ethical Dilemmas” in which Natalie Gold, Andrew Colman, and Briony Pulford investigated contextual factors affecting moral decisions. The project included a series of experiments in which trolley problems and related ethical dilemmas were presented to people in contexts that were systematically varied to throw light on factors affecting their responses. Experiments included both hypothetical questions and incentivised choices, of the kind associated with experimental economics.

We invite submissions on any topic related to the workshop theme of
experiments in ethical dilemmas, from across all relevant disciplines, including (but are not limited to) philosophy, psychology and economics. Preference will be given to papers that present or review experimental results. Please submit abstracts (of one page max) to Natalie Gold (natalie.gold”at”rocketmail.com) by December 15th, 2011. Please prepare your abstract as a pdf for blind review and put “Submission [Your Name]” as the subject line of the e-mail, and your name and affiliation in the body of the
e-mail. Preference will be given to papers that present or review
experimental results. Notifications of acceptance will be made by January 15th, 2012.

For further information, please see the workshop webpage at:
http://www.le.ac.uk/pc/amc/eed-workshop.html [1]