Formal Ethics 2020
2301 Vanderbilt Place
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Nashville, TN, USA
Call for papers: Formal Ethics 2020 | International Conference | Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University | April 4–5, 2020.
Keynote speakers: Matthew Adler (Duke Law School) and Cristina Bicchieri (Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania).
About Formal Ethics
Formal Ethics is a common denominator for the application of tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and social choice theory to the analysis of concepts in moral and political philosophy and to the development of ethical theory. It is a rapidly growing field of research that goes back to the work of Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, John Harsanyi, Georg Henrik von Wright, and others. The field has recently gained new impetus with formal work on non-classical logic, freedom and responsibility, population ethics, value theory, and the evolution of norms and conventions.
Previous editions of this conference series were held in Groningen (2010), Munich (2012), Rotterdam (2014), Bayreuth (2015), York (2017), and Gent (2019). See
for information about previous Formal Ethics conferences.
Contributed Talks for FE2020
Formal Ethics 2020 will feature a single track for contributed talks of 40-45 minutes. Authors should submit an extended abstract (1000 words max, pdf format) to email@example.com by December 9, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2020
Submissions in all areas of formal ethics, broadly construed, are welcome. Priority shall be given to contributions that employ formal methods. Contributions that do not employ formal methods but draw on work that does shall also be given consideration. It is hoped to have speakers at different stages of their careers (including Ph.D. students and postdocs) participate.
Deadline for submissions: December 9, 2019
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2020
Conference: April 4-5, 2020
Organization of FE2020
Local Organizer and Chair of the Programme Committee: John Weymark (Economics and Philosophy, Vanderbilt University).
Programme Committee: Fabrizio Cariani (Philosophy, Northwestern University), Franz Dietrich (Economics, Paris School of Economics), Iwao Hirose (Philosophy, McGill University), Jeff Horty (Philosophy, University of Maryland), Melinda Roberts (Philosophy, College of New Jersey), Itai Sher (Economics, University of Massachusetts), Katie Steele (Philosophy, Australian National University), and Martin van Hees (Philosophy, Free University Amsterdam).
Steering Committee of the Formal Ethics Conference Series: Albert Anglberger (Munich), Constanze Binder (Rotterdam), Conrad Heilmann (Rotterdam), Paul McNamara (New Hampshire), and Oliver Roy (Bayreuth).
Contact and further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or https://as.vanderbilt.edu/econ/seminars-and-research/7th-formal-ethics-conference-2020.php.
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