Call for Papers: ‘The Future of Normativity’

The Centre for Practical Normativity will be hosting a conference on ‘The Future of Normativity’ to be held at the University 28-30 June 2018, sponsored by The Analysis Trust The Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association

The concept of normativity, especially work on reasons, has attracted a great deal of attention in recent philosophy. Work has focused on many interrelated topics and questions such as: Reasons and their Ground; Conceptual Priority; Reasons, Motivations and Actions: Reasons and Values; Reasons and Nature; The Moral and the Epistemic and Normativity elsewhere.

The conference will serve to reflect on much of this recent work in order to extend it in new directions. Abstracts are sought for the conference, asking the central question: where do we go from here?

We welcome thinkers who work across all areas of analytic philosophy and its history. It is our intention to have a number of open sessions at the conference. Speakers will be given 30 minute slots; a 20-minute presentation with 10-minute Q&A.

Abstracts should be 1,000 words in length and may be on any topic related to the conference theme.

Please email them to Dr Simon Kirchin, from the Department of Philosophy,

The deadline for submission is Thursday 1 February 2018. We hope to advertise the full conference programme by late Spring 2018.

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