The Journal of Moral Philosophy has just published a special issue on Frances Kamm’s book, Ethics for Enemies. Commentators include Professors Caspar Hare, Suzanne Uniacke, Tom Hurka, Jeff McMahan, Gabriella Blum and John C. P. Goldberg. Professor Kamm als provides a Précis and Responses to the Commentators. Here’s the content of the issue:

Summary of Ethics for Enemies
Frances Kamm
pp.: 373–384 (12)

Torture – Does Timing Matter?
Caspar Hare
pp.: 385–394 (10)

Opportunistic Terrorism
Suzanne Uniacke
pp.: 395–410 (16)

Kamm on Intention and Proportionality in War
Thomas Hurka
pp.: 411–427 (17)

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2014

The second annual Austin Graduate Ethics and Normativity Talks (AGENT) will take place on October 10-11, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Ruth Chang (Rutgers) will give this year’s keynote address.

Submissions of high-quality papers from graduate students in any area of philosophy related to normativity and value theory broadly construed, including but not limited to: Aesthetics, Applied Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, History of Ethics, Political/legal Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy & Disability, Normative Ethics, Metaethics are welcomed.

Many congratulations to Professor John Tasioulas who will be joining The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London on 1 September 2014 as the inaugural Yeoh Chair of Politics, Philosophy & Law and founding Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law! John is a leading international figure in law and philosophy and this is very well deserved!

Helsinki 11-13 November 2014

Confirmed speakers:
John Broome (University of Oxford)
John O’Neill (University of Manchester)

The debates around climate change have renewed the interest in the relation between ethics and economics. The most recent indication of this is the Working Group III report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which takes the ethical foundations of climate mitigation policies explicitly into consideration. For the first time, influential climate ethicists were invited to be among the authors of the report. The aim was to connect the economic evaluation of climate policies to the discussion of the ethical issues.

Many congratulations to Professor Jeff McMahan on taking up the White’s Chair of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University. I couldn’t be happier for Jeff and for Oxford.

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

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.

Overcoming Intolerance: Nussbaum and Her Critics conference
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.

Beyond Blame at Boston Review
By S. Matthew Liao

Boston Review is hosting an interesting forum on blame with Professor Barbara Fried leading the discussion and arguing that we should move beyond blame in our criminal justice system and our economic policy. Respondents include Christine M. Korsgaard, Erin Kelly, Adriaan Lanni, Mike Konczal, Paul Bloom, Gideon Rosen, Brian Leiter, George Sher, and T. M. Scanlon.

SAP Annual Conference 2014
By S. Matthew Liao

St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK
27-29 June, 2014

A provisional copy of the programme is now available on the conference website.

Chairing
Chair persons are still required for some of the sessions at the event. If you plan to attend and would be willing to chair one or more of the sessions at the event please reply (admin (at) appliedphil.org) with a selection of your top three papers, indicating how many of these you would be willing to chair. Chair persons must hold or have held an academic position in philosophy or have completed or be a completing a PhD in philosophy.

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