Austin Graduate Ethics and Normativity Talks (AGENT)

November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
University of Texas at Austin

2210 Speedway
Austin 78712
United States

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Austin Graduate Ethics and Normativity Talks (AGENT) is an annual conference for graduate students, hosted by the graduate students in the philosophy department at the University of Texas at Austin. We aim to offer a forum for philosophical papers on ethics and normativity.

Our fifth annual conference will be held this year on November 10 and 11th in Waggener Hall. We’re delighted to announce that our keynote speaker: Matt Bedke, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia.

We welcome high-quality paper submissions from graduate students in any area of philosophy related to normativity and value broadly construed, including but not limited to:

·        Aesthetics

·        Applied ethics

·        Disability theory

·        Epistemology

·        Feminist philosophy

·        History of ethics

·        Normative ethics

·        Metaethics

·        Philosophy of gender

·        Philosophy of race 

·        Philosophy of law

·        Political philosophy

We also encourage submissions from other philosophical subfields as they relate to normativity, such as (but not limited to) philosophy of language, mind, logic, mathematics, epistemology, and metaphysics. We especially encourage submissions from members of groups underrepresented in the philosophy profession. 

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 8th, 2017.

All submissions must be 4000 words or less and prepared for blind review. Please submit all documents (in .pdf, .docx, or .doc format) to with the subject ‘AGENT 2017 submission’. Please use your paper title as the document’s name (e.g., InterestingPaper.pdf). One submission per author. In addition, please include a cover letter with:

·        Title

·        Author’s name

·        Author’s institutional affiliation

·        Author’s email

·        Word count (≤ 4000 words)

·        Abstract  (≤ 300 words)

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