5th Theistic Ethics Workshop

Country: USA

City: Georgetown

Abstr. due: 01.05.2019

Dates: 10.10.19 — 12.10.19

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: murphym@georgetown.edu

Organizers: Georgetown University


Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and meta-ethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William and Mary) have been organizing a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics for the past several years.

Logistics: The fifth workshop will held in the Department of Philosophy at Georgetown University.  We begin with the first paper on the evening of Thursday, October 10 and will conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, October 12, 2018. There are four invited papers and will be five spots for submitted papers. All papers have 40 minutes for presentation and at least 40 minutes for discussion.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories, God and natural law, ethics and the problem of evil, moral arguments for a theistic being, infused and acquired virtues, the harms and benefits of theistic religions, specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, and many other topics as well.

Conference Web-Site: http://philosophy.wfu.edu/miller/fifth-theistic-ethics-workshop/