CFP: British Society for Ethical Theory

Submission deadline: December 1, 2019

Conference date(s):
July 13, 2020 - July 14, 2020

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Conference Venue:

University of Kent, British Society for Ethical Theory
Canterbury, United Kingdom

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Call for Papers

Papers are invited for the 2020 annual conference of the British Society for Ethical Theory, to be held at University of Kent on 13-14 July.

We welcome philosophical discussion of any branch of ethics, including the history of ethics, applied ethics, ethical questions in the critical philosophy of race, gender, and disability, moral psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics.

BSET operates a fully anonymised refereeing system. A submitted paper must contain no information identifying its author.

We aim to have at least one postgraduate speaker at the conference (and we often have more), but all author information remains unknown to the Chief Referee until they have ranked submissions in order of preference.

Authors whose papers were ranked very highly but were not selected will be invited to present posters of those papers at the conference. For more information and advice about poster design, please see our website:

Papers must be unpublished at the time of submission. Submissions should be in English, no longer than 6500 words, and fully anonymised. Those who submitted papers for our previous conferences – successfully or otherwise – are welcome to submit again, although not the same papers.

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.

Selected conference papers may be considered for publication in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Speakers do not need to decide whether to put their papers forward for this until just after the conference itself.

A number of bursaries are available to support registration, travel, accommodation, and childcare expenses for any conference participant who could not claim these expenses from their institution or sponsor. Priority will be given to speakers over other participants and to students and unwaged participants over salaried participants. Information about childcare will be available to participants.

The deadline is strictly Monday 2nd December 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Papers must be submitted through our new online submission system. Submissions are now open.

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