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[UPDATED WITH A CORRECTION] In my recent summer orgy of refereeing, there were two occasions in which it seemed that an author had simultaneously submitted to different places (in one case it turned out I was mistaken). I know there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at PEA Soup
From Mark Timmons: The 2017 Program for the 8th annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics is now available here. Registration is free and open to all. You may register to attend here. I will send periodic updates to those who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at PEA Soup
We're very pleased to announce that Lawrence Blum has joined the list of contributors to PEA Soup. Lawrence is a Professor of Philosophy at U-Mass, Boston, as well as a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education. He's written several... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at PEA Soup
The Center for Ethics & Policy at Carnegie Mellon University invites paper abstracts for an inaugural Workshop on Ethics & Policy to be hosted November 4-5, 2016 at the CMU campus in Pittsburgh, PA. We are pleased to welcome Richard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at PEA Soup
The Journal of Applied Philosophy awards an annual prize of £1000 to the best article published in each year's volume. The judgement as to the best article is made by the editors of the journal. The Journal of Applied Philosophy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at PEA Soup
I have no idea whether it's obnoxious, or just how obnoxious is it, to post this here, but I suppose a tiny number of people might have some interest in hearing this interview about my book Responsibility from the Margins, conducted by Bob Talisse for New Books in Philosophy. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Flickers of Freedom
I suspect I've just wandered into a longstanding dispute, but I'm curious what people think about the nature of wrong acts, and in particular about whether an agent incapable of perceiving the relevant wrongness/rightness reasons can nevertheless perform wrong acts.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at PEA Soup
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From Mark Timmons: I am pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the Eighth Annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethical Theory that will be held in Tucson, Arizona on January 12-14, 2017. Abstracts are welcome in any area or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at PEA Soup
(From Joachim Horvath) Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to an online experiment on moral decisions. In the experiment, you will be asked to judge about several cases which option the agent in the scenario should choose. You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at PEA Soup
Just to wet your whistle, this is an announcement of a conference celebrating the work of Gary Watson, to take place on November 3-5, 2016 in New Orleans, LA (probably at the Intercontinental Hotel). The proceedings will begin on Thursday, November 3, with an interview of Gary conducted by John... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
Just to wet your whistle, this is an announcement of a conference celebrating Gary Watson's work to take place on November 3-5, 2016 in New Orleans, LA (probably at the Intercontinental Hotel). The proceedings will begin on Thursday, November 3,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at PEA Soup
We, the Davids Shoemaker and Sobel, have decided to step down from the managing of PEA Soup. Shoemaker has been a co-editor of the blog since its inception in 2004 (with Dan Boisvert, Josh Glasgow, and Doug Portmore), and Sobel... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for three Visiting Research Professorships/Faculty Fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2015. These fellowships are available to support... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at PEA Soup
Call for Abstracts*, Gothenburg Responsibility Project Conference #1, 24-27 August 2016, University of Gothenburg. We are pleased to announce the first of our biennial conferences on agency and responsibility. These conferences will bring together philosophers working on agency and responsibility, including both established figures and those early in their careers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
Call for Abstracts*, Gothenburg Responsibility Project Conference #1, 24-27 August 2016, University of Gothenburg. We are pleased to announce the first of our biennial conferences on agency and responsibility. These conferences will bring together philosophers working on agency and responsibility,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which we’ll consider the most challenging matters of ethics. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. However, there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Prindle Institute for Ethics has launched a new podcast called Examining Ethics. It's a long form podcast (typically with three segments). For the foreseeable future there is an arrangement with Oxford University Press to interview an author of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for three Visiting Research Professorships/Faculty Fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at PEA Soup
The next event of the Ethics and Explanation Project – a one-day workshop – is now scheduled for 12th October 2015 at the University of Nottingham. We are delighted to announce the list of speakers for the workshop: Ben Sachs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy series, published by Oxford University Press and edited by Tania Lombrozo, Joshua Knobe, and Shaun Nichols, is now calling for papers for its second volume. The series joins other successful series in the Oxford... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at PEA Soup
The Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace (SCEWP) has just launched a new blog. The Ethical War Blog will publish short and timely opinion articles on war-related topics in the news, written by specialists in the field,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at PEA Soup
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Experience Machines: The Philosophy of Virtual Worlds Abstracts are being solicited for an anthology of essays on the significance of Robert Nozick’s “experience machine” argument for ethics, political theory, cultural criticism, and broader philosophical questions of value.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at PEA Soup
The program for the third biennial New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, taking place November 5-7, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel, is below the fold. Keynote speakers are Julia Driver and Derk Pereboom. For information about NOWAR, go here. Thursday, November 7 7:30-8:50 p.m.: Julia Driver (Washington University), “TBA”... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
The program for the third biennial New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, taking place November 5-7, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel, is below the fold. Keynote speakers are Julia Driver and Derk Pereboom. For information about NOWAR, go here.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at PEA Soup