CFP: Moral Nonaturalism
By S. Matthew Liao

Deadline for Submission: April 1, 2014

Guest editor
Terence Cuneo (University of Vermont)

Call for Papers
Res Philosophica invites papers on the topic of moral nonnaturalism for the 2014 Res Philosophica Essay Prize. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $3,000 and publication in the special issue of the journal on the same topic. Submissions for the prize will be automatically considered for publication in the journal’s special issue unless otherwise requested.

Location: The Moot Court, UCL Faculty of Laws Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG
Time: 4 – 7pm
Convened by John Tasioulas, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence, UCL Faculty of Laws

23 January 2013 The ambitions of ‘Contract as Promise’: Thirty years on
Professor Charles Fried, Harvard University

30 January 2013 What’s the point of blame?
Professor Miranda Fricker, Sheffield University

6 February 2013 Is dignity the foundation of human rights?
Professor Jeremy Waldron, Oxford University/NYU

27 February 2013 Proportionality: Diagnostic, not Constitutive
Dr George Letsas, UCL

International Conference on the Philosophy of Criminal Punishment
Date: June 18-20, 2013
Location: Department of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Deadline: March 15, 2013

Keynote speakers:
T. M. Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civic Polity, Harvard
University; author of What We Owe to Each Other.

Tommie Shelby, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Harvard
University; author of “Justice, Deviance, and the Dark Ghetto,” Philosophy & Public Affairs (2007).

– Punishment & Social Justice
– Why Punish? How Much?
– Should the Death Penalty be Implemented or Abolished?
– Any other topic.

13th Annual Columbia-NYU Graduate Conference in Philosophy
Date: April 6, 2013
Location: NYU
Deadline: Feb 1, 2013

The graduate students and faculty of the Columbia and NYU Philosophy Departments invite graduate submissions in any area of philosophy.

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Moss, Assistant Professorof Philosophy, University of Michigan

Submission Guidelines:

I. Submissions Deadline: February 1st, 2013 (Notification by March 1st, 2013) Please send submissions as attachments in .doc or .pdf format to columbianyu.philgradconference (at) by February 1st, 2013.

Date: Oct. 17-20, 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ at the Westward Look Hotel and Resort.
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Abstracts in all areas of Political Philosophy are welcome.

The web page for the workshop is here:

To submit an abstract, you must first go to the above web page and register. Once your registration is accepted, you will be able to login at that page and upload an abstract. Abstracts should not be e-mailed to the editors. Abstracts of between 250-500 words are due no later than April 15th . Submission of an abstract will be taken to imply that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere as well as implying an agreement to include the paper in the resulting volume of Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, if accepted. There is a limit of one submission per person. We expect to be able to inform those whose papers have been accepted no later than May 15th, 2013.

CF: Ethics and Explanation 2013
By S. Matthew Liao

Explanation in Mathematics and Ethics
University of Nottingham
18th-19th January 2013

The aim of the conference is to investigate: (i) the connections between indispensability-type arguments in mathematics and ethics; (ii) connections between evolutionary debunking-style arguments in mathematics and ethics and (iii) more generally, other connections between the two areas that touch on the issue of explanation.

Conference talks:

Andrew Aberdein & Alison Pease (Edinburgh):“An Empirical Investigation into Explanation in Mathematical Conversations”
– Comments by James Andow (Nottingham)

Alan Baker (Swarthmore College): “Non-Optional Projects: Mathematical and Ethical”
– Comments by Debbie Roberts (York)

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