25 April, University of Reading

Registration is now open for the 2015 Ratio one-day conference at the University of Reading: Indeterminacy in Ethics (programme below). You can register at the conference website


or by emailing Luke Elson (luke.elson (at) reading.ac.uk) if you’d prefer to pay in person:

£20 staff;
£10 graduate students;
£5 undergraduate students.

Here is a tentative programme:

9:00- Coffee available.
9:30-11:00 JRG Williams (Leeds): TBA.
11:30-1:00 Sara Bernstein (Duke): Causal and Moral Vagueness.
2:00-3:30 Tom Dougherty (Cambridge): Ethical Vagueness and Ethical Knowledge.
3:30-4:30 Reception and refreshments, generously provided by Wiley.
4:30-6:00 Cristian Constantinescu (Birkbeck): Comparative Indeterminacy.
7:00- Conference dinner at a local restaurant (all welcome).

CFP: Race and Aesthetics
By S. Matthew Liao

New submission deadline and format
A British Society of Aesthetics Connections Conference
Conference website: raceandaesthetics.weebly.com

May 19th and 20th, 2015
Leeds, UK

Alia Al-Saji (McGill University)
Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (University College London)
Kristie Dotson (Michigan State University)
A.W. Eaton (University of Illinois – Chicago)
Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma)
Ron Mallon (Washington University in St Louis)
Charles W. Mills (Northwestern University)
Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield)
Paul C. Taylor (Pennsylvania State University)

SUPPORTED by British Society of Aesthetics Connections Grant

University of Colorado Boulder, October 22-24, 2015
Proposal deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
Program Co-Chairs: Lilly Goren (Carroll University) and Peter Josephson (St. Anselm College)

The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals for its thirteenth annual conference, to be held October 22-24, 2015, at the University of Colorado Boulder. Proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students who have completed all requirements except for the dissertation are welcomed. Proposals on all topics in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, and cognate disciplines will be considered. Faculty members are encouraged to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.

In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources to an ongoing essay competition, designed to promote excellent research and writing in metaethics on the part of younger scholars. More information about the Sanders Prize in Metaethics, and the Marc Sanders Foundation, can be found at http://www.marcsandersfoundation.org/sanders-prizes/metaethics/.

Stanford University
April 8th-9th, 2015

Sponsored by:
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Keynote Speaker:
Peter Singer (Princeton University and University of Melbourne)

It is widely acknowledged that global poverty is a matter of great moral concern, and that efforts to alleviate it ought to be pursued. But there is a great deal of disagreement about a range of ethical and empirical issues concerning aid. The purpose of this conference is to explore these issues and to foster ongoing discussion and collaboration.

Date: September 18th-20th, 2015
Location: Syracuse University

A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be published by Oxford University Press in a new series Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, which will be edited by David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne and Steven Wall.

There will be nine speakers including:
• Elizabeth Anderson (Keynote), University of Michigan

• Seana Shiffrin (Keynote), UCLA

• Michael Otsuka, London School of Economics

• George Sher, Rice University

• Zofia Stemplowska, University of Oxford

• Kit Wellman, Washington University

** I’m very honored to be invited to speak at this event. **

“Normativity and the Human Sciences”
April 24th and 25th, 2015
Department of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, CUNY (New York, NY)

Keynote Speakers: Tyler Burge (UCLA) and S. Matthew Liao (NYU)

Deadline for Submissions: January 15th, 2015
Responses to submissions will be sent by March 15th, 2015.

The human sciences (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, economics, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, medicine, etc.) collectively aim to investigate our species. Projects undertaken within these sciences seek to describe and thereby explain how we think, feel, perceive, make judgments, interact with one another, use language, and much more.

May 21-23, 2015

Keynote Addresses:
Frances Kamm (Harvard University)
Joseph Raz (Columbia University Law School)

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions from faculty and graduate students are welcomed, as some sessions will be reserved for student presentations. Please submit an essay of approximately 4000 words. Essay topics in all areas of ethical theory and political philosophy will be considered, although some priority will be given to essays that take up themes from the work of Frances Kamm and Joseph Raz, such as authority, death and dying, duties, freedom, law, moral status, normativity, permissible harm and killing, practical reason, responsibility, rights, terrorism, torture, value, and war. Essays should be prepared for blind review in word, rtf, or pdf format. Graduate submissions should be sent by e-mail to nustep.grad.conference (at) gmail.com; faculty submissions should be sent by e-mail to kebelsduggan (at) northwestern.edu. The deadline is February 15, 2015. Notices of acceptance will be sent by March 15.

Date: Saturday December 13, 2014
Time: 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Tisch Hall (40 W 4th Street), Room LC-11, New York University

Over the past several years there have been exciting empirical discoveries about the self. At the same time, there have been important developments in the philosophy of the self and personal identity. To foster dialogue and discussion between these empirical and philosophical approaches, this one-day workshop will feature presentations on the self from cognitive scientists and philosophers.

The final program is now available for this week’s conference on “Measuring Borderline States of Consciousness”, co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness and the NYU Center for Bioethics.

The conference will be held on Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25 at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South.

Registration is free but required. You can register via a link on the
conference website (http://tinyurl.com/qyb7hok) or directly at


Friday, October 24, 2014

9am-10am: Conference Registration & Check-In

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