CFP: Philosophical moral psychology: an international meeting of classic and empirically informed philosophy

Submission deadline: December 31, 2019

Conference date(s):
July 9, 2020 - July 10, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
5020 Salzburg, Austria


We invite submission for the pre-read workshop “Philosophical Moral Psychology: An International Meeting of Classic and Empirically Informed Philosophy”, to be held at University of Salzburg from 09 to 10 July 2020. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2019. Keynotes will be given by

  • Julia Markovits (Cornell University)
  • Victoria McGeer (Princeton University, Australian National University)


Philosophical moral psychology deals with concepts and phenomena that have long been subject of philosophical and empirical investigations. Whilst research has for a long time proceeded in parallel, in recent decades a young generation of philosophers has entered the scene who approaches issues in moral psychology by combining classic philosophical and empirical methodology. The main aim of the workshop is to initiate an ongoing discussion between philosophers who work on classic and empirical philosophical moral psychology, respectively.

Authors of accepted papers will benefit from an in-depth discussion of their paper and feedback from experts in their respective field. We encourage submissions on all topics in philosophical moral psychology (broadly construed), including, for example, agency, moral responsibility, moral cognition, moral motivation, self-control, weakness of will, addiction, emotions, and social interaction.

This workshop is jointly organized by Leonhard Menges (Salzburg) and Nora Heinzelmann (LMU). We thank the Austrian Research Foundation (ÖFG), the Austrian Society for Philosophy (ÖGP),  and the University of Salzburg for financial support.

Submission guideline

  • Deadline is 31 December 2019.
  • Please submit an abstract of not more than 700 words of the intended paper to
  • The paper submitted for presentation at the workshop should be unpublished.
  • The abstract should be in PDF format and prepared for blind review (please omit all self-identifying information from the text and the file).

Further information

All accepted papers will be circulated four weeks before the conference. The papers must not be longer than 6.000 words.

Please note that, unfortunately, speakers will have to cover their own expenses for accommodation and travel.

Please contact the organisers with any questions:

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