Dates
SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2009

Keynote Speaker
Allan Gibbard
Richard B. Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy
University of Michigan

Program

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

9am – 10:15am JON TRESAN (Florida)
Naturalistic Moral Realism, Moral Twin Earth, and the Meta-Moral Use of Moral Words
Chair: Christian Coons (Bowling Green)

10:40am – Noon EARL CONEE (Rochester)
The Best Alternative
Chair: David Merli (Franklin & Marshall)

1:30pm – 2:45pm SARAH McGRATH (Princeton)
Moral Knowledge and Experience
Chair: Luke Robinson (SMU)

3:00pm – 4:30pm CHRIS HEATHWOOD (Colorado)
Desire-Based Theories of Reasons, Pleasure & Welfare
Chair: Christian Miller (Wake Forest)

4:45pm – 6pm SHARON STREET (NYU)
Evolution and the Normativity of Epistemic Reasons
Chair: Noell Birondo (Claremont McKenna)

8pm -11 pm RECEPTION (Memorial Union, Room TBA)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

9am – 10:15am PHIL CLARK (Toronto)
Metaethics and the Mince-Pie Syllogism: R
Chair: Janice Dowell (Nebraska)

10:40am – Noon CAMPBELL BROWN (Edinburgh)
A New & Improved Supervenience Argument for Ethical Descriptivism
Chair: Carla Bagnoli (UW-Milwaukee)

1:30pm – 2:45pm DAVID SOBEL (Nebraska)
Parfit’s Case against Subjectivism
Chair: Teemu Toppinen (Helsinki)

3:00pm – 4:30pm ALLAN GIBARD (Michigan)
Evolved Thinkers and Normative Concepts
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4:45pm – 6pm JONAS OLSON (Stockholm)
Getting Real about Moral Fictionalism
Chair: Neil Sinclair (Nottingham)

6:30pm DINNER (University Club 803 State Street)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13

9:30am – 10:45am MATT BEDKE (British Columbia)
Passing the Deontic Buck
Chair: Michael Titelbaum (Wisconsin)

11:00am -12:15pm PAUL KATSAFANAS (New Mexico)
Activity and Passivity in Reflective Agency
Chair: Tristram McPherson (Minnesota – Duluth)