The Ethics of Conduct in Debate

October 20, 2018
Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu

Jakobi 2
Tartu 51005

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University College London

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“The Ethics of Conduct in Debate” University of Tartu Graduate Conference 2018

Debate is not just an exchange of propositions. It’s an exchange that happens between people with different conceptions of themselves and others, and with different levels of influence. Whether in politics, science, or society at large, the effectiveness of debate is shaped by how participants conduct themselves. On October 20th 2018, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tartu will be hosting a graduate conference on the ethics of conduct in debate. Topics may include or address, but are not limited to:

  • Role of the public in professional debates

  • Echo chambers

  • Speaking for others in debate

  • Fair and unfair debates

  • Diversity of viewpoints in debate

  • “No-Platforming” and free speech

  • Philosophers and their responsibility in public debates

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Deadline for submissions: May 25th 2018

All submissions will receive notification of acceptance by June 15th 2018

Conference dates: October 20th 2018

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Organizing committee

  • Alexander Stewart Davies
  • Sariyya Abdullayeva 
  • Henrik Sova
  • Kristin Kokkov
  • Karel Pajus
  • Merike Reiljan
  • Victoria S. Yugai
  • Jay Zameska

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