CFP: Virtue and Emotions
By S. Matthew Liao

Guest Editor: Kevin Timpe (Northwest Nazarene University)
Deadline for Submission: February 1, 2015
Prize: $3,000

Call for Papers
Res Philosophica invites papers on the topic of virtue and the emotions for the 2015 Res Philosophica Essay Prize. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $3,000 and publication in the associated 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.

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.

November 6-9, 2014
Practical Reason, Moral Judgment and Moral Sense, Sensibility and Sentiment in the Moral Life

23-24 May 2014
St Mary’s College, Durham University

Conference speakers include: Thom Brooks (Durham), Clare Chambers (Cambridge), Maria Dimova-Cookson (Durham), Phillip Horky (Durham), Peter Jones (Newcastle), Maleiha Malik (KCL), Mozaffar Qizilbash (York), Martha Nussbaum (Chicago), Sara Protasi (Yale)


Overcoming Intolerance: Nussbaum and Her Critics
is a two-day event that brings Professor Martha C. Nussbaum to Durham University. Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago and one of the leading political and legal philosophers today. She is the author of nearly 20 monographs, including The Fragility of Goodness (1986), Sex and Social Justice (1999), Women and Human Development (2000), Hiding from Humanity (2004), Frontiers of Justice (2006) and Creating Capabilities (2011) among many others.

New Orleans, LA
Intercontinental Hotel
November 7-9, 2013

Abstracts are welcome on any topic having to do with agency and/or responsibility. Perspectives beyond just those from moral philosophy (e.g., psychology, legal theory, neuroscience, economics, metaphysics, and more) are welcome. (To see more about the workshop’s general aims and other details, follow this link:

Sheffield University
Deadline for Submission: 15 December 2012

The Leverhulme-funded Implicit Bias and Philosophy Project
( announces its fourth and final event, a
conference on Implicit Bias, Philosophy and Psychology. Authors of
accepted papers will have the costs of their conference attendance
(including transportation) fully funded, within reason. We invite papers on any
topic falling under the conference title, but would especially welcome
papers exploring any of the following topics:

Character: New Perspectives and Empirical Discoveries
June 17-29, 2013
Wake Forest University

One of the leading topics in contemporary ethics has been the existence of character and virtue in light of various results in psychology. Some have taken these results to call into question whether human beings possess any traditional virtues such as compassion and honesty (Gilbert Harman, John Doris). Others have tried to defend Aristotelian accounts of character from this challenge (Julia Annas, Rachana Kamtekar). Still others have articulated their own positive accounts of character which are informed by the cognitive-affective personality system approach in psychology (Nancy Snow, Daniel Russell). The goal of this seminar is to look closely at the relevant empirical literature and philosophical discussions of it in order to decide for ourselves what the most promising account of character proves to be and what relevance these issues have for ethics more generally.

Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm -8:00pm
Location: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway New York, NY 10003

“This is Your Brain on Politics: Why people believe what they want to believe, and deny science selectively” with Jonathan Moreno and Jonathan Haidt, moderated by S. Matthew Liao.

Jonathan Moreno is David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America (BLP, 2012) and Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century (BLP pap. ed., 2012).

The Study of Character Website
By S. Matthew Liao

The Character Project at Wake Forest University has launched a new website devoted to the academic study of character and related notions of virtue and vice. The website can be found here:

This site presents recent books, journal articles, and events pertaining to research on character, as well as faculty webpages, blogs, centers, encyclopedia entries, and other resources. The focus is on recent work in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and theology. It would certainly be appreciated it if people linked to this page. Also, updates and corrections are welcome; please send any such information to character (at)

University of Alabama at Birmingham
NOVEMBER 11-13, 2011

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites papers for a conference on the normative implications of recent work in moral psychology, broadly construed. The conference will be held in Birmingham, AL on November 11-13, 2011.

The conference, to be hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences, will examine connections between moral psychology and normative issues in law, bioethics, social and politics issues, well-being, and similar topics. We welcome interdisciplinary research involving psychology, neuroscience, law, medicine, public health, political science, economics, game theory, and related fields.

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