May 19, 2014
By S. Matthew Liao
November 6-9, 2014
Practical Reason, Moral Judgment and Moral Sense, Sensibility and Sentiment in the Moral Life
Call For Abstracts
The 2014 Tennessee Value and Agency “TVA” Conference will take place November 6-9, 2014, on the University of Tennessee Campus, 1210 McClung Tower. The conference will focus on (rethinking) the relationships between practical reason, moral judgment and moral sense, sensibility and sentiment in the moral life, with an eye toward bringing structure and clarity to the aims and ambitions of current work in moral psychology and moral theory. Keynote speakers will be Amelie Rorty (Tufts) and Talbot Brewer (UVA). To have a paper considered for presentation, please submit a 500 word abstract (for a paper no longer than 40 minutes presentation time; if you plan to read your paper this means a paper no more than 4000 words) by July 1, 2014, to 2014tvaconf (at) gmail.com. The authors of abstracts/papers selected for presentation will be notified by August 15, 2014, and the conference program will be set and announced by September 1, 2014. Please direct questions (but not abstracts) to David Reidy, dreidy (at) utk.edu.
The UT Philosophy Department’s annual Tennessee Value and Agency “TVA” Conference was inaugurated in the fall of 2012. The Conference focuses on and advances work in two areas central to the Department’s research mission and graduate program: value theory and agency/action theory. Each year there is a conference theme, addressed by keynote speakers and roughly a dozen presenters selected by the conference organizers upon blind review of abstracts received in response to an internationally distributed call for abstracts. (See the program for the 2012 “TVA” conference here, and the 2013 “TVA” conference here.) The conference takes place over a Thursday through Sunday in the fall term. The Conference is free and open to the public; students and scholars with special interests in the conference theme are encouraged to attend. Participants and attendees enjoy high quality sessions with lively and productive discussions that typically spill over to receptions, meals, and so on.