14th Annual Madison Metaethics Workshop

September 13-15, 2019

All Sessions in Tripp Commons, UW Memorial Union 800 Langdon Street


FRIDAY              SEPTEMBER 13

9am – 10:15am          NADEEM HUSSAIN (Stanford)

                                    The Ontic Cosmic Coincidence Problem for Moral Non-Naturalism

                                                Chair: Amelia Hicks (Kansas State)


10:45am – Noon        SARAH McGRATH (Princeton)

                                    Expressivism about Gender?

                                                Chair: Keshav Singh (UNC)


1:45pm – 3pm            GIDEON ROSEN (Princeton)

                                    The Modal Status of Moral Principles

                                                Chair: Amy Flowerree (Texas Tech)


3:30 – 4:45pm            DANIEL WODAK (Penn)

                                    Approving on the Basis of Moral and Aesthetic Testimony

                        **CO-WINNER, Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics**

                                                Chair: Teresa Bruno-Niño (Syracuse)


5:15pm – 6:30pm     TRISTRAM McPHERSON (Ohio St.) & DAVID PLUNKETT (Dartmouth)

Evaluation Turned on Itself: Metaethics and the Conceptual Ethics of Normativity

                                                Chair: Rachel Achs (Harvard)



9am – 10:15am          JUSTIN SNEDEGAR (St. Andrews)

                                    Reasons, Competition, and Latitude

                                                Chair: Christa Peterson (USC)


10:45am – Noon        VILMA VENESMAA (Helsinki)

                                    Explaining our Knowledge of Normative Supervenience

                                                Chair: Emad Atiq (Cornell)


1:45pm – 3pm            JACK WOODS (Leeds)

                                    The Arbitrariness of Instrumental Rationality

                                                Chair: Alisabeth Ayars (Princeton)


3:30pm – 4:45pm      LUCA INCURVATI (Amsterdam) & JULIAN SCHLÖDER (Amsterdam)                                                       Inferential Expressivism and the Negation Problem

                        **CO-WINNERS, Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics**

                                                Chair: Ben Schwan (NIH)


5:15pm – 6:30pm      CHRISTINE TIEFENSEE (Frankfurt)

                                    Metasemantics for the Relaxed

                                                Chair: Will Ratoff (Dartmouth)


SUNDAY             SEPTEMBER 15

9:30am – 10:45am     DEREK BAKER (Lingnan)

                                    If You’re Quasi-Explaining, You’re Quasi-Losing

                                                Chair: Stan Husi (UW-Milwaukee)


11:15am – 12:30pm   NATHAN HOWARD (Texas A&M)

                                    The Goals of Moral Worth

                                                Chair: Jeff Behrends (Harvard)