The Journal of Moral Philosophy has just published a special issue on Larry Temkin’s book, Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning. Commentators include Professors Véronique Munoz-Dardé, Leo Katz, Jacob Ross, and Shelly Kagan. Professor Temkin also provides a Précis and Responses to the Commentators.

Here’s the content of issue:

Symposium on Larry Temkin’s Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning
Larry S. Temkin
pp.: 363–392 (30)

The Quality of Gooditude
Véronique Munoz-Dardé
pp.: 393–413 (21)

On Larry Temkin’s Rethinking the Good
Leo Katz
pp.: 414–427 (14)

Call for paper from Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy
Deadline for submission: May 31, 2016

GUEST EDITORS
Antonella Corradini (Università Cattolica, Milan), Giuliana Mancuso (Università Cattolica, Milan), and Bruno Niederbacher (Department of Christian Philosophy, Innsbruck)

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

http://ratioconference.wordpress.com

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).

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/.

Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, 2014
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Speakers (in alphabetical order):
Simon Blackburn (UNC Chapel Hill); Justin D’Arms (Ohio State); Remy Debes (Memphis); Sabine Döring (Tübingen); Michael Frazer (Harvard); Daniel Jacobson (UMichigan); Antti Kauppinen (Trinity College, Dublin); Michelle Mason (Minnesota); Diana Tietjen Meyers (UConn); Jesse Prinz (CUNY); Peter Railton (UMichigan); Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh); Karsten Stueber (Holy Cross); David Wong (Duke)

THE 2014 BURMAN LECTURES IN PHILOSOPHY AT UMEÅ UNIVERSITY, May 26-28

“What We Should Do and Why We Should Do It”

Michael Smith
McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University

Abstract: In these lectures I show how we can move from abstract claims about the nature of action and agency to substantive claims about what agents have reasons to do. Topics covered include: the explanation of action, constitutivist theories of reasons for action, how to distinguish moral from non-moral reasons, the nature and scope of moral reasons and moral responsibility, the link between positive morality and moral reasons, the nature of love, and the moral and non-moral reasons to which love gives rise.

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/.

Submission deadline: Thursday, August 1 2013
Conference dates: Thursday, October 10 2013 – Saturday, October 12 2013
Location: Philosophy Department, Bogazici University, İstanbul, Turkey

Keynote Speakers: Ruth Chang, Janice Dowell, John Hawthorne

Invited and confirmed participants: Tristram McPherson, Pekka Väyrynen, TBA

The purpose of this conference is to explore implications of recent work in metametaphysics and metaphysics on fundamentality and grounding for ethics and metaethics. The reverse, namely, whether applications of grounding or fundamentality in ethics or metaethics might cast light on fundamentality and grounding generally, is also of interest. We invite papers relevant to these questions, and especially on the following themes.

CF: Moral Rationalism
By S. Matthew Liao

Melbourne University will host an international conference on Moral Rationalism, on July 15-17 2013.

Speakers will include: Garett Cullity (Adelaide), David Enoch (Jerusalem), Karen Jones (Melbourne), Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie), Rae Langton (MIT / Cambridge), Julia Markovits (MIT), Tristram McPherson (Melbourne / Virginia Tech), Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh), Francois Schroeter (Melbourne), Laura Schroeter (Melbourne), Michael Smith (Princeton), Nick Southwood (ANU), and Mark van Roojen (Nebraska).

If you wish to attend the conference, please contact Dr. Tristram McPherson: dr.tristram (at) gmail.com. Registration is required (for catering purposes) but free.

The conference is sponsored by an ARC grant (“The Many Moral Rationalisms”) held by Karen Jones, Michael Smith, and François Schroeter.

velleman David Velleman‘s new book, Foundations for Moral Relativism, is now available online as an open-access monograph. You can also get it as a print-on-demand paperback or hardback, and in digital formats here.

Here is a description of the book:

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