Dates
September 28-30, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Jonathan Dancy (Texas)

Program

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28

9am – 10:15am
HILLE PAAKKUNAINEN (Syracuse)
Vindicating Practical Norms
Chair: Eric Wiland (UMSL)

10:45am – Noon
JOHN BRUNERO (UMSL)
Cognitivism about Practical Rationality
Chair: Jennifer Morton (CCNY)

1:45pm – 3pm
SARAH McGRATH (Princeton)
Relax! Don’t Do it! Why Moral Realism Won’t Come Cheap
Chair: Jeff Behrends (Wisconsin)

3:25 – 4:45pm
CHRIS HEATHWOOD (Colorado)
Irreducibly Normative Properties
Chair: Christian Coons (Bowling Green)

5:15pm – 6:30pm
MATT BEDKE (UBC)
No Coincidence?
Chair: Kelly Heuer (Georgetown)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
9am – 10:15am
CHRISTIAN CONSTANTINESCU (Birbeck)
Moral Vagueness, Realism, and Non-Cognitivism
Chair: Adam Cureton (UT-Knoxville)

10:45am – Noon
GUNNAR BJÖRNSSON (Umea & Gothenburg)
The Empirical Implausibility of Absolutist Ethical Cognitivism
Chair: Andrew Sepielli (Toronto)

1:45pm – 3pm
JUSTIN D’ARMS (Ohio State) & DANIEL JACOBSON (Michigan)
Wrong Kinds of Reason and the Opacity of Normative Force
Chair: Brad Cokelet (Miami)

3:20pm – 4:50pm
JONATHAN DANCY (Reading & Texas) **KEYNOTE ADDRESS**
From Thought to Action

5:15pm – 6:30pm
BRIAN LEITER (Chicago)
Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche
Chair: Billy Dunaway (Michigan)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30

9:30am – 10:45am
KATIA VAVOVA (Mt. Holyoke)
Debunking Evolutionary Debunking
Chair: Barry Maguire (Princeton)

11:15am -12:30pm
ERNESTO GARCIA (U Mass)
Explaning Constitutive Norms
Chair: David Plunkett (Dartmouth)