Metaethicists, mark your calendars: the 11th Annual will be held in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, on Sept 12-14, 2014.
Registration for the workshop is free. To register, simply send an email indicating your desire to attend to its organizer, Russ Shafer-Landau (firstname.lastname@example.org). Those who register will receive periodic updates about the workshop.
9am – 10:15am AGNES CALLARD (University of Chicago)
Chair: David Faraci (UNC)
10:45am – Noon ANDREW SEPIELLI (Toronto)
Moral Realism without Moral Metaphysics
Chair: Annette Bryson (Michigan)
1:45pm – 3pm JENNIFER HAWKINS (Duke)
Internalism and Prudential Value
Chair: Brad Cokelet (Miami)
3:30 – 4:45pm JANICE DOWELL (Syracuse)
Millikan, Metasemantics, and Moral Twin Earth
**WINNER, Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics**
Chair: Terence Cuneo (Vermont)
5:15pm – 6:30pm GRAHAM ODDIE (Colorado)
Fitting Attitudes, Value Bearers, and Solitary Goods
Chair: Carlos Núñez (Stanford)
8pm – 11pm DRINKS PARTY
Memorial Union (room TBA)
No registration required; cash bar
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13
9am – 10:15am ALEXANDRA PLAKIAS (Hamilton College)
Debunking, Diversity, and Doubt
Chair: Daniel Wodak (Princeton)
10:45am – Noon PHILIP STRATTON-LAKE (Reading)
Self-Evidence, Intuition and Justification
Chair: Eric Wiland (UMSL)
1:45pm – 3pm MATTHEW SILVERSTEIN (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Teleology and Normativity
Chair: Jack Woods (Bilkent)
3:30pm – 4:45pm GUY FLETCHER (Edinburgh)
Moral Testimony: Once More with Feeling
Chair: Joshua Schechter (Brown)
5:15pm – 6:30pm BILLY DUNAWAY (Oxford)
Expressivism and Normative Metaphysics
Chair: Jada Strabbing (Fordham)
7pm – 9pm WORKSHOP BANQUET (more information below)
Samba Brazilian Grill 240 W. Gilman St.
Registration by Sept. 9th required
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14
9:30am – 10:45am JUSTIN SNEDEGAR (St. Andrews)
Reasons, Oughts and Requirements
Chair: Teemu Toppinen (Helsinki)
11:15am – 12:30pm BRIAN HEDDEN (Oxford)
Does MITE Make Right? On Decision-Making under Normative Uncertainty
Chair: Sarah Stroud (McGill)
Samba Brazilian Grill. Samba is located at 240 W. Gilman Street, about 5 blocks from the Pyle Center. All workshop attendees are invited. Please email Russ Shafer-Landau (email@example.com) by Sept. 9th to register, and please include your preference for the vegetarian option or the one that includes meat. The vegetarian menu includes a wide variety of salads, grilled vegetables, vegetarian appetizers and cheeses. The meat option includes the vegetarian menu, plus a selection of five grilled meats. The cost is $40/person for those who prefer the meat option, and $25 for vegetarians. Tax and tip are included in the price; drinks are not. There will be a cash bar available. The restaurant kindly requests that you pay at the dinner with cash only. (There are ATMs along the route to the restaurant, and an ATM in the restaurant itself.)
Madison is serviced by the Dane County/Madison Airport (airport code:
MSN). Travel time from the airport to the hotels and the Pyle Center
is 10-15 minutes; cab fare will be about $15.
Workshop attendees are eligible for a special workshop rate at the following three 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 August 11th in order to obtain this rate. The Lowell Center and Campus Inn are a half block from the Pyle Center. The Doubletree is four blocks from the Pyle Center.
DOUBLETREE HOTEL MADISON (1-608-251-5511 or 1-800-222-8733)
THE CAMPUS INN (1-800-589-6285)
The Metaethics Workshop will take place in Room 325/6 of the Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin. The Pyle Center is located at the heart of the UW campus, within a minute’s walk of Lake Mendota, the Memorial Union, and State Street shops and restaurants. The Pyle Center can be easily found on the campus firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: March 1, 2014. 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 an $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.
Many thanks to UW-Madison's College of Letters & Sciences for generous funding to support the workshop.