CFP: 3rd Annual Chapel Hill Normativity Workshop

Submission deadline: November 15, 2019

Conference date(s):
March 6, 2020 - March 8, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy and Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, United States

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We invite submissions of abstracts for the 2020 Chapel Hill Normativity Workshop. Abstracts should be between 750-1000 words, and should summarize a paper that can be presented in no more than 40 minutes. Please prepare your abstract for anonymous review, and submit it to [email protected] by November 15th, 2019.

We will consider papers on any aspect of normativity, construed broadly to include:

  • The traditional questions of metaethics (and analogous questions about other normative domains)
  • Theories of reasons, rationality and reasoning
  • The semantics and pragmatics of normative language
  • The psychology of normative judgment
  • The nature of epistemic normativity and epistemic value

For the second year running, papers accepted to the workshop will be eligible for publication in Philosophical Studies. Authors of accepted papers may, but need not, submit their papers to the special issue.

The authors of the eight best abstracts not selected for the workshop will be invited to chair a session at the workshop and, as part of that, to act as a “mini-commentator”, asking an extended (3-5 minute) first question. In order to facilitate this, we will ask authors of accepted papers to send their chair-commentators a draft of their full paper by February 23rd.

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