5th Annual Bovay Workshop: Energy Ethics

April 22, 2020
Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

College Station
United States

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5th Annual Bovay Workshop on Engineering and Applied Ethics


Energy Ethics


Mette High (St. Andrews)

Rafaela Hillerbrand (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Clark Miller (Arizona State)

Jessica Smith (Colorado School of Mines)

Robin Veldman (Texas A&M University)


Papers that investigate philosophical issues related to energy ethics (broadly conceived) are invited for the 2020 Bovay Engineering and Applied Ethics Workshop.  We welcome submission of papers from faculty of all ranks and graduate students.  Papers that are interdisciplinary will be considered as long as they have some philosophical merit. Travel funding, up to $750 per person, will be available for faculty and graduate students whose abstracts are accepted.


The Bovay Engineering and Applied Ethics Workshop Series aims to develop a community of scholars and practitioners interested in applied ethics, especially on issues that affect engineering ethics.  The theme of the 5th workshop is “Energy Ethics”.  The workshop will highlight paper presentations from the invited participants, which will each be followed by extended discussion with other workshop participants.  We are expecting to set aside at least two sessions for papers received through this Call for Papers, schedule permitting. 

The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, which will host the workshop, is internationally known for research in applied ethics.  The workshop is generously supported by the Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Foundation and organized in cooperation with the Texas A&M Energy Institute.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is 8 December 2019.  Please send your abstract of no more than 500 words in the body of an email message to martinpeterson@tamu.edu with the subject line “Bovay Workshop.”  Notification of acceptance will be sent by 22 December 2015.  If the submissions outnumber the available slots, a selection will be made on the basis of the quality of the abstracts.  In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should be suitable for a 30-minute presentation, which will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.


The workshop will take place at the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The first session will start at 9:30 AM on Wednesday 22 April 2020, and the workshop will conclude around 6:00 PM on the same day.  Information about registration, the workshop venue, hotel bookings and other practical questions will be published soon.  There is no registration fee.  Travel funding (up to $750) will be available for participants whose abstracts are accepted. 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Emily Brady, Glen Miller, Clare Palmer, and Martin Peterson 

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