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Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017
Location: St. John’s University Manhattan campus
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which the most challenging matters of ethics are considered. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. However, there are two slots open for submissions. Any paper in ethical theory will be considered for acceptance. Bold and speculative inquiries are preferred to papers that primarily defend ground already gained or papers that are primarily scholarly. The aim, in short, is to have a single day concentrated on expanding the horizons of ethics.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Smith (Princeton)

Invited Speakers:
Katja Vogt (Columbia University)
James Dodd (New School for Social Research)
Leo Zaibert (Union College)
Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University)

There are two slots open to ethicists to submit papers, drafts, or extensive, detailed outlines for discussion. In order to have your work considered, email it to the address given below by October 15. The preferred formats for submission are pdf and Word.

Registration for this event is free. Registration is required to access the papers that will be discussed. Please register at the email address below.

Any questions about the event should be sent to the email address below.

Conference organizer: David Kaspar

email: (at)


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