Conference on debunking arguments in moral philosophy

Країна: Германія

Місто: Tübingen

Тези до: 20.07.2014

Дати: 03.10.14 — 04.10.14

Address: Forum Scientiarum Doblerstraße 33 72074 Tübingen

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Організатори: Eberhard Karls University Tübingen


Conference topic

Debunking arguments follow the logic of ‘you just believe that because…’. They are meant to undermine the justification of a belief by showing the belief to have a dubious causal history. While genealogical critiques are often decried as genetic fallacies, recent years have seen a renaissance of genetic debunking arguments, particularly in moral philosophy. Proponents of such arguments, most prominently Richard Joyce, Peter Singer, Joshua Greene and Sharon Street, draw on empirical assumptions about the origins of moral cognition to undermine the justification of certain ethical views.

The aim of the conference is to assess the merits and limitations of moral debunking arguments from various perspectives.

Call for papers

We invite papers on any possible aspect of the conference topic. Possible paper topics may include: debunking arguments in applied ethics, debunking arguments in normative ethics, debunking argument in metaethics, epistemological aspects of debunking arguments, debunking arguments in other philosophical disciplines and how they relate to moral debunking arguments, the empirical foundations of debunking arguments.

The proposed papers should take no more than 30 minutes to present. Each presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Applications should include an abstract of 500-1000 words, the title of the presentation and the author’s name, position, institutional affiliation, email address and phone number.

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