Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton

Southampton-Humboldt Normativity Conference 2019 Event

19 - 21 June 2019
Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Tracy Storey at .

Event details

This is the fourth in a series of conferences on normativity, alternating between the University of Southampton and Humboldt University Berlin. The conference aims to bring together philosophers working on normativity, including foundational problems of moral philosophy and practical normativity more generally, questions about reasons, rationality, and value, and issues about epistemic and other forms of normativity. Its primary aim is to provide a forum for lively and constructive exchange amongst philosophers currently working in the field.

Keynote Speakers

Justin D’Arms (Ohio State)

Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Helsinki)

Selected Papers

  • Francesca Bunkenborg (Humboldt University, Berlin), 'Moral Hedging and Moral Conviction'
  • Ting Cho Lau (Notre Dame), 'Epistemic Perspectivism and What One Ought To Know'
  • Samuel Dishaw (Harvard), 'The Puzzle of Lucky Right Action'
  • Michelle Dyke (New York University), 'Could Epistemic Reasons be Collective Practical Reasons?'
  • Javier González de Prado Salas (UNED, Madrid), 'Losing Reasons'
  • Alexander Heape (Copenhagen), 'Trust, Rationality, and Epistemic Injustice'
  • Oded Na'aman (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), 'Emotional Transitions, Rational Delay, and Process Rationality'
  • Daniel Weltman (Ashoka), 'What Makes Requests Normative? The Epistemic Account Defended'



The conference will be free and open to all. Details of how to register will be available in due course.

Childcare and Accessibility

We aim to make the workshops accessible in light of the BPA/SWIP guidelines. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is any further information you require.

  • We can provide a hearing loop if it is required.
  • We will permit service animals to attend.
  • All sessions will take place in the same location.
  • We can provide a quiet room if it is required.
  • The venue will have available seating.
  • There will be parking nearby. To park, you will require a permit, so please notify me in advance.
  • The schedule is TBC but there will be refreshment breaks between each session.
  • Funding may be available for delegates whose needs incur additional costs. Please get in touch at the earliest possible stage and we will look into available support.
  • The room is wheelchair accessible and there are accessible toilets will be within 100 metres. For further information, visit Information on Room 65/1175 - Lecture Theatre C
  • We will permit questions during Q&A to be written down rather than spoken out loud.
  • We will ask all speakers to conform with the advice issued in the BPA/SWIP guidance for accessible conferences.

If you require information about childcare, please contact Tracy Storey (

Organisers: Brian McElwee ( and Jonathan Way (


This conference is organised in accordance with the BPA/SWIP good practice scheme and is sponsored by The Mind Association, The Aristotelian Society, Analysis Trust, the Southampton Ethics Centre and the Southampton Philosophy Department.

Privacy Settings