Normative Guidance Workshop

October 24, 2022 - October 25, 2022
School of Philosophy, Australian National University


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The Normative Guidance Workshop

To be held at the Australian National University, October 24-25, 2022.

We commonly think that some normative theories, principles, reasons, etc., can guide our actions. But what do we mean by ‘guidance’, and how important is it? The Normative Guidance Workshop aims to make progress on these and related questions.

Some potential topics:

  • The role of guidance in a specific normative domain; e.g., morality, epistemology, rationality, decision theory, etc.

  • The relationship between guidance and, e.g., oughts, reasons, fittingness relations, options, excuses, responsibility, blameworthiness, virtue, etc.

  • The debate between normative internalists and normative externalists.

  • Normative ignorance and uncertainty.

  • The distinction between a criterion of rightness and a decision procedure.

Invited Speakers (*So far – we may add more)

Clayton Littlejohn (Australian Catholic University/King’s College London)

Douglas Portmore (Arizona State University)

Holly Smith (Rutgers/UC Berkeley)

We invite you to submit an abstract (750-1000 words, blinded) to [email protected].

Deadline for abstracts: September 5, 2022.

Notification of acceptance: September 12, 2022.

Workshop organizers: Pamela Robinson (ANU) and Garrett Cullity (ANU). Please direct questions to [email protected].

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