21st Annual University of Toronto Philosophy Graduate Conference- Markets and Morality

November 4, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

170 St. George Street

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The University of Toronto is now accepting papers for its 21st annual philosophy graduate conference “Markets and Morality”. We invite submissions from graduate students working in all areas and traditions of philosophy to submit papers relevant to the conference theme. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome, and submissions from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. 

Our Keynote speakers will be Debra Satz and Vida Panitch


Markets are a familiar and widespread feature of contemporary economic life. Given the pivotal role that markets have in organizing our individual and collective activity, markets raise a number of important moral questions, including: What are the moral limitations, if any, of what commodities can be bought and sold on the market? Are markets suitable tools for solving collective action problems, such as climate change? What role do markets play in producing or re-producing structures of oppression, marginalization, and exploitation? Does the competitive nature of markets erode the values of solidarity and community? Are hierarchically ordered workplaces inconsistent with the values of equality or freedom? Does justice forbid certain goods and services from being provided by privately-owned firms?

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The deadline for submissions is now August 1st 2022. Submissions can be sent to [email protected] with “Markets and Morality” written in the subject heading. Papers should be presentable in 25–30 minutes (approximately 4000 words). Each presentation will be followed by a brief question period.

Submissions should attach the paper, prepared for anonymous review (including a 150–250 word abstract), and a separate cover page that includes your name, affiliated institution, contact information, and paper title. Both documents should be in PDF format. Notification of acceptance will be sent by early September at the latest.

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