CFP: The British Society for Ethical Theory (BSET) 2013 Conference

Submission deadline: December 10, 2012

Conference date(s):
July 15, 2013 - July 17, 2013

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Conference Venue:

The British Society for Ethical Theory, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London
London, United Kingdom

Topic areas


Papers are invited for the 2013 annual conference of the British Society for Ethical Theory, to be held at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London, following directly on from the Joint Session, to be held in Exeter.

The subject area is open within metaethics and normative ethics. Papers on topics in applied ethics, moral psychology or the history of ethics may also be considered provided they are of wider theoretical interest. 

Papers, which should be unpublished at the time of submission, should be in English, no longer than 6500 words in the main text, readable in 45 minutes and prepared for blind review. BSET is keen that papers will be communicated clearly to its conference audience. Please bear in mind that all sessions are plenary, so the venue will be more like a lecture hall than a seminar room.

Those who submitted papers for our previous conferences - successfully or otherwise - are welcome to submit again, although not the same papers. BSET operates a system whereby the papers will have all identifications removed before being sent to our Chief Referee, who contacts other referees and finalizes the program. The one exception to this is the identification of postgraduate status. Please tell us if you are a postgraduate student as submissions from postgraduates are encouraged; we aim to have at least one graduate speak at the conference.

Selected conference papers will be considered for publication in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Please make clear in any covering email whether you intend your paper to be considered for publication here as well as for the conference programme, although final decision on this matter need not be made by the author until just after the conference itself.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 10th December 2012

Please send two documents, electronically:

  1. an anonymized version of your paper, to include a short abstract. 
  2. a short document with the title of your paper, your full name, address and academic affiliation. 

Documents should be emailed to the contact email on this page:

Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Further particulars regarding registration will be available from:

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