Varieties of Normativity: Inaugural Conference

February 1, 2016 - February 2, 2016
Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University

Monday AM: Eng/6-0031; Monday PM: Eng/2-0076; Tuesday AM: BH/12:228; Tuesday PM: Eng/2-0076


  • The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)


Anandi Hattiangadi
Stockholm University
Andrew Huddleston
Birkbeck College, University of London
Barry Maguire
UNC Chapel Hill
Tristram McPherson
Ohio State University
Debbie Roberts
University of Edinburgh
Knut Skarsaune
University of Oslo


Matti Eklund
Uppsala University
Daniel Fogal
Uppsala University

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Monday Feb 1 (Monday AM location: Engelska parken/6-0031; Monday PM: Engelska parken/2-0076)

10:00-11:15    Knut Skarsaune: “The Search for Normative Atoms"
11:30-12:45    Andrew Huddleston: “Normativity and Meta-Normativity in Aesthetics”


14:15-15:30    Matti Eklund: “Normative Realism and the Space of Concepts"
15:45-17:00    Anandi Hattiangadi: “Moral Nonnaturalism and Moral Supervenience”
Tuesday Feb 2 (Tuesday AM : Blåsenhus/12:228; Tuesday PM: Engelska parken/2-0076)

10:00-11:15    Barry Maguire: “There Are No Reasons For Attitudes”
11:30-12:45    Debbie Roberts: “Normative Grounding and Supervenience"


14:15-15:30    Daniel Fogal: “Normative Explanation and Normative Grounding”
15:45-17:00    Tristram McPherson: “Authoritatively Normative Concepts”

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Anyone is welcome to attend, and there is no registration fee. If you plan to attend, we kindly ask that you send an email to [email protected] containing (i) your name, (ii) affiliation, and (iii) whether you have any dietary restrictions or accessibility requests.

The conference is being organized under the auspices of the Varieties of Normativity project at Uppsala University. The project is financed by The Swedish Research Council (

Feel free to contact the organizers at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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