CFP: Rice & University of Houston Annual Philosophy Graduate Conference

Submission deadline: August 15, 2023

Conference date(s):
November 17, 2023 - November 18, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Rice University
Houston, United States

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We are pleased to announce the second annual Rice University of Houston Graduate Student Conference to be held November 17-18, 2023.  The conference’s theme is “Mind, Value, and Moral Psychology.”   John Doris is our keynote speaker.  The conference fills a gap between value theory, philosophy of mind, and moral psychology. But in general, any article in one of these realms is welcome.  Papers topics include, but are not limited to:

-Empirical research and virtue
-Philosophy of specific virtues

Mind and Value
-Intersection of philosophy of mind and moral psychology
-Consciousness and ethics

Moral Motivation
-How are we motivated?
-What is praiseworthy moral motivation?

Philosophy of Emotion
-Theories of Emotion
-Philosophy of Specific Emotions
-The role of suffering in the moral life

Moral Responsibility
-Conditions for responsibility
-Responsibility and reactive attitudes

 Moral Psychology in the History of Philosophy
-Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern philosophers and moral psychology

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to: [email protected]

The main paper should be no more than 4000 words and suitable for a 20-25 min presentation. Successful applicants will be informed by September 2nd.

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There will be 4-5 graduate students presenting each day followed by commentary from graduate student commentators. All the papers are peer-reviewed. The first day will end up with a roundtable: philosophers and psychologists will discuss a subject in moral psychology.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for all speakers and commentators.

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