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) 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:

The Nature of the Enkratic Requirement of Rationality
University of Vienna, Austria
Date: April 26-27 2013
Location: University of Vienna, NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude), University of Vienna, room 2i.

Robert Audi (Notre Dame)
John Broome (Oxford)
John Brunero (Missouri – St. Louis)
Miranda del Corral (UNED)
Olav Gjelsvik (CSMN, Oslo)
Christian Piller (York)
Andrew Reisner (McGill)
Jonathan Way (Southampton)

Detailed programme: tions/workshop-the-nature-of-the-enkratic-requirement-of-rationality/

All enquires to julian.fink (at)

A couple of years ago I had a post here on Ethics Etc (Folk Morality and Philosophical Ethics) reporting some data we had collected about folk views concerning the status of morality.  That research project eventually yielded a  co-authored paper in Mind & Language.

More recently (and more awesomely) the intrepid experimental filmmaker Ben Coonley put together a fantastic, short film based on that paper, starring Amanda Palmer:  Folk Moral Relativism in 3-D  (grab those red/blue 3-D glasses if you have them!)

Conference “Reasons: Action, Belief, Perception”
Saarbruecken, Germany
October 10-12, 2013

Invited speakers:
Terence Cuneo (Vermont)
Gerhard Ernst (Erlangen)
Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck)
Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen (Aarhus)

University of Wisconsin, Madison
September 27-29, 2013

Keynote Speaker:
Jamie Dreier (Brown)

Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced pages) of papers in any area of metaethics are due by May 1. There is a limit of one submission per person. Speakers in the 2011 or 2012 workshop are not eligible to submit abstracts for this year’s event. A program committee will evaluate submissions and make decisions by early June.Information on submitting an abstract, plus much other relevant information about the workshop, can be obtained at the workshop website:

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.

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)

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 8-11, 2013
Boulder, Colorado

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the sixth annual RoME congress. Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited. To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission. The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

Keynote 1: Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

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