1st Annual UNC Metaethics Workshop (2015)

***IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Annual Workshop will, as of Fall 2015, be held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. A new website with all relevant details will be available soon. For now, please note that the dates of this year's workshop will be Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015, in Chapel Hill. ALSO: The deadline for submission of abstracts will be June 1, 2015, rather than May 1.***


Metaethicists, mark your calendars: the 1st Annual CHillMeta will be held in Chapel Hill on Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015.  There will be no metaethics workshop in Madison this year.

About the Workshop

The UNC Metaethics Workshop is designed to provide an annual forum for new work in metaethics, broadly construed to range across issues in the metaphysics, semantics, and epistemology of morality, as well as issues concerning moral motivation and the relation between morality and practical reason. The workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for speakers to receive constructive feedback from interested colleagues, and for other participants to become acquainted with new work in the field.


Registration for the workshop is free. To register, simply send an email indicating your desire to attend to its organizer, Russ Shafer-Landau (shaferlandau@wisc.edu). Those who register will receive periodic updates about the workshop.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced pages) of papers in any area of metaethics are due by June 1, 2015. Abstracts must be prepared for blind review. There is a limit of one submission per person. Speakers in the 2013 or 2014 workshop are not eligible to submit abstracts for this year’s event. A program committee will evaluate submissions and make decisions by early July 2015. Please send abstracts to workshop organizer Russ Shafer-Landau: shaferlandau@wisc.edu


The program will be posted in early July

Social Events

Drinks Party

Details TBA

Workshop Banquet

Details TBA

Travel to Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is serviced by the Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU). Travel time from the airport to the hotels and Hyde Hall is about 20-25 minutes; cab fare will be about $45.


Workshop attendees are eligible for a special workshop rate at the following hotels. When booking a room, you must mention that you are attending the Metaethics Workshop to qualify for the special rate, and must make reservations prior to September 29th in order to obtain this rate.


370 E Main St #100, Carrboro, NC 27510  (919) 969-6988
Each room has two queens; the fixed rate is $129 per night, plus hotel tax. The hotel is about a mile from the workshop site. Make sure that you register under the group: Chapel Hill Metaethics Workshop in order to qualify for the special rate.


311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill 27516 (919) 442-9000

The rate is still to be determined--more soon.

Workshop Location

The Metaethics Workshop will take place in the University Room of Hyde Hall on the UNC campus.

The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics

This annual competition is designed to encourage outstanding work by younger scholars in the field of metaethics. Graduate students, independent scholars, and those within 15 years of receiving their Ph.D. are eligible to submit a paper, prepared for blind review, to Russ Shafer-Landau (shaferlandau@wisc.edu). Deadline: March 1, 2015. Word limit: 12,000 words, inclusive of notes and references. The winner will be selected by a panel of experts in the field and will receive a $10,000 prize. The winner will present the paper at the Workshop and will have his or her paper included in Oxford Studies in Metaethics. Full details of the prize competition can be found here.

Phil Wisconsin,
Oct 22, 2013, 8:26 PM