New Horizons in Action and Agency

August 26, 2019 - August 27, 2019
Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki

Helsinki 00014

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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New Horizons in Action and Agency

 University of Helsinki

26th and 27th August, 2019

Keynote speakers: 

Kirk Ludwig     Alfred Mele

The aim of this two-day workshop is to provide a venue in which a small number of participants can enjoy in-depth discussion of innovative work on action and agency.

We invite abstracts on such topics as mental action, trying, action sentences, intending, self-control, and practical reasoning, among others. 

Five to six slots on the programme will be filled by the call for papers. The selection of papers for presentation will be based on blind review of abstracts of between 500 and 1000 words. To apply, please submit your anonymised abstract - preferably as PDF - by Friday, May 31 to:

Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 10, 2019.

Papers should be suitable for a one hour slot in which time is reserved for discussion. As we would like to circulate papers among participants before the workshop, we would ask presenters to make their papers available for this on August 19th.

For more information, please visit our website:

If you would like information about childcare options or about accessibility, please send an email to:

Lilian O’Brien (Univesity of Helsinki)

Raul Hakli (University of Helsinki)

Pekka Mäkelä (University of Helsinki)

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