An international conference dedicated to “Formal Ethics” will be organised from May 30th to 31st, 2014, in Rotterdam (Netherlands) by the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE).
Argument: The application of formal tools (e.g. from logic, rational choice theory, natural language semantics, AI) to the analysis of ethical concepts and theories is a rapidly growing field of research. It has shed new light on a variety of concepts that are central to ethical theory, such as freedom, responsibility, values, norms, and conventions. For information about previous Formal Ethics conferences, please take a look at http://2012.formalethics.net or http://www.philos.rug.nl/FEW/. The program link there will provide some indication of the breadth of possible topics and formal approaches. We invite submissions to Formal Ethics 2014, to be held at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, 30 and 31 May 2014. The workshop aims to bring together researchers who are employing formal tools to address questions in ethics and/or political philosophy. We encourage graduate students and members of underrepresented groups to submit to this conference.
Authors should send an extended abstract (1000 words max, pdf or postscript format) suitable for anonymous review, together with their name, institutional affiliation(s) and current position(s) in the body of the email to the Organizing Committee firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Submission’ in the email topic.
Submission topics: Submissions in all areas of formal ethics, broadly construed, are welcome. For Formal Ethics 2014, submissions related to intergenerational ethics, such as population ethics, environmental ethics, and intergenerational justice as well as happiness and freedom are particularly welcome.
Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton and Paris)
Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund and LSE)
Ulla Wessels (Saarbruecken)
Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2014
Length of contributed abstracts: 1000 words max
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2014
Conference: May 30 and 31, 2014