CFP: Free Will / Moral Responsibility

Submission deadline: February 10, 2012

Conference date(s):
April 14, 2012 - April 16, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy Department, University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

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The  Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 1st Annual University of Calgary Graduate Philosophy Conference to be held at in the University of Calgary Philosophy Dept throughout the day on April 14, 2012.

This year’s theme: Moral Responsibility

Keynote Speaker: Ish Haji (University of Calgary)

"Blameworthiness for the Permissible"

Our annual conference is topic orientated and this year’s topic is Free Will/ Moral Responsibility. It will take place on Saturday, April 14. The conference will be from 9am-6pm. Lunch and refreshments will be served for all accepted speakers. Approximately 7 papers will be accepted so opportunities for presentation are limited. We welcome all scholarly work that is related to the conference theme. Some topics may include:

  • Free will
  • Moral responsibility
  • Alternative possibilities
  • Moral obligation
  • Blameworthiness and praiseworthiness
  • Moral luck
  • Reasons responsiveness
  • Explanation and causation
  • Psychopaths and ascriptions of blame and praise
  • Distinctions between legal responsibility and moral responsibility

Paper submission deadline: February 10th, 2012. Notification of Acceptance by March 2, 2012. Papers should not exceed 3,750 words in length.

Submission Guidelines:

Please send the following as separate attachments (.pdf, .doc, or .docx extensions) with subject heading "conference submission” to: [email protected].

I) A cover letter containing the following information:

  • author's name
  • title of paper
  • institutional affiliation
  • contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
  • word count

II) The paper itself accompanied by an abstract of no more than 200 words suitable for blind review.

There will graduate students opening their doors to house a limited number of speakers, anyone interested please make mention of “graduate housing” in the body of your email.

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