*Postponed until 2021* Understanding Value IX: Sheffield Postgraduate Philosophy Conference

January 1, 2021
Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield
Sheffield S3 7QB
United Kingdom

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**Please note that this event has now been postponed until 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will share our rescheduled dates and reopen submissions for abstracts as soon as we can.**

Understanding Value IX: 
Call for Abstracts

We are happy to invite abstracts of 500 words prepared for anonymous review to the ninth annual Understanding Value conference at the University of Sheffield (UK), to be held in 2021 (dates TBC). Understanding Value IX is the ninth instalment of a highly successful postgraduate conference at the University of Sheffield that aims at cultivating postgraduate work on value in a welcoming and inclusive space. As such the University of Sheffield and the organisers of Understanding Value highly encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy. 

At Understanding Value we are interested in papers addressing issues pertaining to value broadly construed.  Value permeates many questions in philosophical discourse and as such we welcome papers from any area of philosophy for consideration. We also welcome interdisciplinary contributions. For instance, areas of interest may include, but are by no means limited to: 

  • Metaethics
  • Feminism, postcolonial studies, and critical philosophy of race
  • Disability studies 
  • Implicit Bias 
  • Philosophy of Medicine 
  • Metaphysics 
  • Virtue Ethics 
  • Epistemic Injustice
  • Epistemic Vice and Virtue 
  • Debates in Normative Ethics 
  • Epistemic Normativity 
  • Reasons, Rationality, and Argument 
  • Testimony and Trust 
  • Philosophy of Beauty 
  • Aesthetic Norms
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Sex
  • Moral, Aesthetic, and Political Disagreement 
  • Nihilism & Existentialism 
  • Imagination and Perception 
  • Moral Esteem and Recognition 
  • Blame and Blameworthiness 
  • Moral Authority 
  • Philosophy of Food 
  • Climate Change and Environmentalism 
  • Philosophy of Wellness and Happiness 
  • Deontic Logic 
  • Philosophy of Logic 

We invite submissions from those who are currently postgraduates at any level, or from those who have completed a PhD less than two years before the conference date. Speakers will be allotted 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by 10 minutes of questions.


We will reopen submissions once the event has been rescheduled.

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We are hoping to be able to provide a number of travel, food, accommodation, and childcare bursaries for those who need them, as well as sourcing funding to make any necessary accommodations for disabled conference participants. Details will be available closer to the conference date. 

Conference Organisers

This year's organisers are Yuhan Fu, Henry Roe, Anna Klieber, and Barney Riggs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]

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Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (Alumnus)

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