3rd Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

October 5, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Department of Philosophy, College of William and Mary

Williamsburg
United States

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All speakers:

Rebecca Chan
San Jose State University
Dustin Crummett
University of Notre Dame
Laura Ekstrom
The College of William and Mary
New York University
Anne Jeffrey
University of South Alabama
Dan Moller
University of Maryland
Mark Murphy
Georgetown University
Olle Risberg
Uppsala University
Mark Schroeder
University of Southern California, Dana and David Dornsife College
Paul Silva
University of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Stangl
University of Virginia

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Chris Tucker
College of William and Mary

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Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and meta-ethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William and Mary) organize a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics.

Logistics: The third workshop will be held at or near the campus of William and Mary. We will begin with dinner and the first paper on Thursday, October 5th and conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. All papers will have 40 minutes for presentation and 40 minutes for discussion.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories; God and natural law; ethics and the problem of evil; moral arguments for a theistic being; infused and acquired virtues; the harms and benefits of theistic religions; what mainstream moral theories imply about divine action; specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam; and many other topics as well.

Supported by generous funding from William and Mary’s philosophy department, Theresa Thompson ‘67, William and Mary Arts and Sciences, and the Carswell Fund of the Wake Forest University Philosophy Department

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