CEU Undergraduate Conference in Moral and Political Philosophy

September 2, 2016 - September 3, 2016
Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest

Nador u 9
Budapest 1051

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Emma Bullock
Central European University
Zoltán Miklosi
Central European University


Zlata Bozac
Central European University
Daniel Dzah
Central European University
Yuliya Kanygina
Central European University
Marco Konjovic
Central European University
Man Kong Li
Central European University
Chrysovalantis Margaritidis
Central European University
Attila Mraz
Central European University
Simon Rippon
Central European University

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This conference invites papers in analytic moral and political philosophy, the methods of which are used to reason about questions of value, ethics, society and politics. The conference allows for topics ranging from meta-ethical inquiries about the fundamental nature of values and reasons, to particular issues in applied ethics and political philosophy. Although the field is broad, questions in one area of moral and political philosophy are not isolated from those in others, so conversations that bring together perspectives from different sub-fields in moral and political philosophy are also welcome.

This year, we invite undergraduates from around the world to CEU to discuss their innovative approaches to topics in the field of moral and political philosophy with some of the CEU faculty and graduate students. Participants at the conference will submit a paper in advance, and will have fifteen minutes to present a summary of their papers. Paper presentations will be followed by short responses from invited readers, and then further time for discussion. There will be plenty of opportunity for feedback from, and interaction with, several CEU faculty members and graduate students who work in moral and political philosophy, including faculty members from the departments of Philosophy, Political Science, and the School of Public Policy.


Prof. Zoltan Miklosi, CEU: "Immigration and the system of nation states"

Prof. Emma Bullock, CEU: "The prospects and perils of justified paternalism"

The conference will be held in Budapest from September 2 to September 3, 2016. Current undergraduate students from any university are eligible to submit an abstract. The language of the conference is English.


Abstracts, in English and max.  500 words (excluding citations), prepared for blind review (include the title of your paper, but do not include your name or any other identifying information on the same page as the abstract.), should be sent in Word or pdf format. Please attach a cover sheet, in a separate Word or pdf file, that includes: (1) the title of your paper, (2) your name, (3) the name of your university, (4) current degree program, and (5) expected date of graduation.

Please email your abstract with cover sheet to [email protected]

**** Extended Deadline ****: Sunday, May 15, 2016 (midnight)

Students will be notified about acceptance of abstracts by May 31, 2016.


Paper requirements

Papers should be 2000 to max. 3000 words long, in English.

Applicants whose abstract has been accepted for presentation will be asked to submit their papers by: Friday, July 15, 2016.

Instructions for paper submission and registration will be sent to those students whose abstracts are accepted. A Best Paper award will be given for the best contributed paper, in the opinion of the organizing committee.


Accepted conference participants must register for the conference by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

  • Conference registration, refreshments, and a conference dinner for accepted participants will be free of charge.

We will offer the following discount accommodation packages, which must be booked and paid for at time of registration:

  • Accommodation with breakfast for three nights (Sept 1-4) in twin rooms in the CEU Kerepesi Residence Center in Budapest, and a 72-hour Budapest public transport pass: 45 EUR (subject to availability)
  • Accommodation with breakfast for three nights (Sept 1-4) in single rooms in the CEU Kerepesi Residence Center in Budapest, and a 72-hour Budapest public transport pass: 75 EUR (subject to availability)

Please send inquiries to: [email protected]

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