Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

Second Annual
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress


an international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

August 6-9, 2009
Boulder, Colorado

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to present the second annual RoME congress. Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited. To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission. The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

Keynote speakers:

Speaker 1: Judith Jarvis Thomson (MIT)
Speaker 2: Thomas Pogge (Yale University)
Speaker 3: TBD

Deadlines

Submission of abstracts: Feb 15, 2009.

Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2009.

Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 1, 2009.

Format

Abstracts (750-1000 words). Shorter or longer abstracts will not be accepted. Double spaced, prepared for blind-review.

(Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter.)

In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers must be submitted by June 1, 2009 and must have already been accepted for participation. Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.

Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference for presentation.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale (bhale@colorado.edu) and Alastair Norcross (Alastair.Norcross@colorado.edu).

PDF of the Call for Papers:
http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/center/rome/rome2009_cfp.pdf

Information about last year's RoME Congress:
http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/center/rome2008.shtml

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