Understanding Value VIII

July 24, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

45 Victoria St
Sheffield S3 7QB
United Kingdom

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Understanding Value VIII

24th-26th July 2019

University of Sheffield

We are happy to invite abstracts of 500 words prepared for anonymous review to the eighth annual Understanding Value conference at the University of Sheffield, to be held from the 24th-26th July 2019. Understanding Value VIII is the eighth instalment of a highly successful postgraduate conference at the University of Sheffield that aims at cultivating postgraduate work on value (broadly construed) in a welcoming and inclusive space. As such the University of Sheffield and the organisers of Understanding Value highly encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy. 

We are delighted to have confirmed four keynote speakers:

Julia Driver 

(Washington University in St. Louis)

Jules Holroyd 

(University of Sheffield) 

Robert Hopkins 

(New York University)

Heather Widdows

(University of Birmingham)

At Understanding Value we are interested in papers addressing issues pertaining to value broadly construed.  Value permeates many questions in philosophical discourse and as such we welcome papers from any area of philosophy for consideration. For instance, areas of interest may include, but are not limited to: 

·     Metaethics

·     Feminism, postcolonial studies, and critical philosophy of race

·     Disability studies 

·     Implicit Bias 

·     Philosophy of Medicine 

·     Metaphysics 

·     Virtue Ethics 

·     Epistemic Injustice

·     Epistemic Vice and Virtue 

·     Debates in Normative Ethics 

·     Epistemic Normativity 

·     Reasons, Rationality, and Argument 

·     Testimony and Trust 

·     Philosophy of Beauty 

·     Aesthetic Norms

·         Philosophy of Art

·     Philosophy of Sex

·     Moral, Aesthetic, and Political Disagreement 

·     Nihilism & Existentialism 

·     Imagination and Perception 

·     Moral Esteem and Recognition 

·     Blame and Blameworthiness 

·     Moral Authority 

·     Philosophy of Food 

·     Climate Change and Environmentalism 

·     Philosophy of Wellness and Happiness 

·     Deontic Logic 

·     Philosophy of Logic 

Submission Guidelines: 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words prepared for anonymous review (ie. remove any identifying information from abstract) and send to [email protected] by 15 April 2019. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover sheet, attached as a separate file and includes the author(s) name(s), email(s), institutional affiliation(s), and the title of the paper. The organisers are eager to assemble a demographically diverse program. To aid in this endeavour, if you are a member of an underrepresented group in philosophy and wish to identify yourself as such, please include this information in your cover sheet. Both files should be in one of the following formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt. 

There is a limit of one submission per author.

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 15 May 2019

Date of Conference: 24-26 July 2019 

Funding: We will try our best to offer subsidies to participants where we can but cannot make any guarantees.

Conference OrganisersLijaozi Cheng, Barend de Rooij, Kayleigh Doherty, Will Morgan

We are grateful for the support of the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), British Society of Aesthetics, Mind, Society for Applied Philosophy, and Analysis Trust for funding this event. 

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