Formal Ethics 2017

June 20, 2017 - June 23, 2017
University of York

Berrick Saul Building
University of York
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

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Luc Bovens
London School of Economics
Holly Smith
Rutgers University


Johan E. Gustafsson
University of York
Christopher Jay
University of York
Christian Piller
University of York, UK
Mozaffar Qizilbash
University of York
University of York
Richard Yetter Chappell
University of York

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Formal Ethics 2017

International Conference

University of York, United Kingdom

21-23 June 2017

Keynote speakers:

Wlodek Rabinowicz (University of York)

Antoinette Baujard (Université Jean Monnet)

Luc Bovens (London School of Economics)

Hilary Greaves (Oxford University)

Formal Ethics applies tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and
social choice theory to the analysis of concepts in moral and political
philosophy and to the development of ethical theory. It is a rapidly
growing field of research which goes back to the work of Kenneth Arrow,
Amartya Sen, John Harsanyi, Georg Henrik von Wright and others. The
field has recently gained new impetus with formal work on non-classical
logic, freedom and responsibility, value theory and the evolution of norms
and conventions. It now includes contributions not only from philosophy,
but also from economics, computer sciences and linguistics. Contributions
to this conference need not be formal in nature but should show familiarity
with the results of applying formal tools and results to ethical investigations. 
We aim at an inclusive conference in which speakers at different stages of
their careers (including PhD students and post-docs) participate. Selected contributions to this conference will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

The School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York is a centre of research in this field and is proud to host the fifth instalment of this conference series. After Groningen (2010), Munich (2012), Rotterdam (2014), and Bayreuth (2015), this conference comes to the UK for the first time.

Call for Registration:

Attendance at the conference is free but we would be grateful you registered in advance. Please send your name and, if applicable, institutional affiliation in an email with the subject heading 'REGISTRATION' to [email protected] before the 28th May 2017

We look forward to welcoming you to York.

Local organising committee:

Christian Piller

Jack Warman

Johan Gustafsson

Christopher Jay

Mozaffar Qizilbash

Richard Yetter-Chappell

Steering Committee of Formal Ethics Conference Series:

Albert Anglberger (Munich), Constanze Binder (Rotterdam), Conrad Heilmann (Rotterdam), Paul McNamara (New Hampshire), Oliver Roy (Bayreuth)

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Email: [email protected]


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