Do you have research interests in moral disagreement, moral intuitions, moral testimony and moral expertise; or in the nature of applied philosophy and topics like abortion, war, punishment, animals, and medical ethics; or in the mental and social mechanisms that produce moral judgments? This summer, Central European University in Budapest will bring in leading international experts and offer the opportunity to examine questions of morality from an amazing variety of angles. CEU will run Summer University courses in 2014 on Moral Epistemology, on Applied Philosophy and on the Evolutionary Origins and Cognitive Mechanisms of Morality.

University of Leeds
9-10 November 2012

This workshop will bring together metaethicists interested in moral disagreement and philosophers of language interested in disagreement generally to improve our understanding of the phenomenon of normative disagreement and its implications for the meaning of normative language, nature of normative judgment, the pragmatics and resolution of disagreements and more. The speakers will be:

Carl Baker (Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen)
Teresa Marques (Lisbon)
Michael Ridge (Edinburgh)
Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Tim Sundell (Kentucky)

More detailed information, including workshop programme, registration and location, can be found here.

Recent PhDs and ABD graduate students in philosophy, theology, psychology, or cognitive science are invited to apply for the 2011 Purdue Summer Seminar on Perceptual, Moral, and Religious Skepticism to be held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN from June 8th to June 24th, 2011. The seminar will be directed by Michael Bergmann (Purdue) and the guest speakers will be Justin Barrett (Oxford) and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke).

The topics of the seminar are:
EPISTEMOLOGY: The epistemology of perceptual, moral, and religious belief
SKEPTICISM: Responses to skepticism about perceptual, moral, and religious belief
DISAGREEMENT: Moral and religious disagreement as grounds for unbelief
EVOLUTION: Evolutionary accounts of moral and religious belief as reasons for skepticism

Continuum Ethics
A series of books exploring key topics in contemporary ethics and moral philosophy.

Continuum Ethics presents a series of books that will bridge the gap between new research work and undergraduate textbooks. They will provide close examination of key concepts in contemporary moral philosophy. Aimed largely at upper-level undergraduates and research students, they will also appeal to researchers in the field. Authors will be expected to combine philosophical sophistication with an accessible style that can engage the educated reader.

The first St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR) will take place May 23-25, 2010 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The conference is designed to provide a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed. Please submit an abstract of 500-1000 words by December 31, 2009 to SLACRR (at) (In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should suitable for a 30 minute presentation.) We are also interested in finding commentators for papers, so please let us know if you would have an interest
in commenting.

The Department of Philosophy of the University of Sheffield supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council will be hosting a series of events in 2009 devoted to the theme of Constructivism in Practical Philosophy.

7th February 2009
Workshop: Constructivism in Political Philosophy Speakers Kirsten Budde (University of Sheffield) Aaron James (University of California at Irvine) Miriam Ronzoni (European University Institute, Florence), Andrew Williams (University of Warwick)

28th March 2009
Workshop: Constructivism and Normative Epistemology Speakers Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge) Matthew Chrisman (University of Edinburgh) James Lenman (University of Sheffield) Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)

Today, we have learned the news that the Journal of Moral Philosophy will be a quarterly publication from 2009. This is a major change that I have been hoping to achieve for some time. The JMP was launched in April 2004 and since this time we have published three issues per year. I am particularly delighted that we will be able to publish accepted work more quickly and provide more articles, review articles, discussion pieces, and book reviews to our readers.

Erica Roedder and I are writing about possible analogies between linguistics and moral theory. One such analogy is between the development of generative grammar and the approach to moral theory by Frances Kamm, which has received considerable discussion in Ethics, Etc. An early draft of our (highly speculative) paper is available online at and Erica and I will be extremely grateful for any comments and suggestions.

Gil Harman