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Fifth Humboldt-Southampton Normativity Conference Event

7 - 9 December 2020
Humboldt University

Event details

The fifth conference in the Humboldt-Southampton Normativity Conference series will be held in December at Humboldt University.

Monday, 7 December 2020

14:00-14:10 Welcome, Introduction, Technical Matters

14:10-15:25 Teemu Toppinen and Vilma Venesmaa (Helsinki): How Expressivists Can Explain Our Knowledge of Normative Supervenience

15:45-17:00 Woo Ram Lee (Essen): Two Roles for Reasons: Cause for Divorce?

17:20-18:50 Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm): Normative Subject Matters and How to Fix Them (keynote address)


Tuesday, 8 December 2020

12:00-13:15 Moritz Schulz (Dresden): Why Maximize Expected Value?

13:35-14:50 Emily Colleen McWilliams (Duke Kunshan): In Favor of Epistemic Reasons for Action

16:10-17:25 Pekka Väyrynen (Leeds): Normative Explanation and the Structure of Moral Theories

17:45-19:00 Eric Sampson (Washington, D.C.): Intellectual Courage in the Face of Intractable Normative Disagreement


Wednesday, 9 December 2020

12:00-13:15 Alison R. Toop (Leeds): The Role of a Romantic Partner

13:35-14:50 Andreas Brekke Carlsson (Lillehammer): Deserved Guilt and Blameworthiness over Time

16:10-17:25 Nader Shoaibi (Indianapolis): Veritism and the Normativity of Logic

17:45-19:15 Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (Chapel Hill): On a Theory of a Better Morality and a Better Theory of Morality (keynote address)


Contact and registration: (registration deadline: 30 November 2020)

Information on how to access the online sessions will be sent out to all registered participants shortly after the registration deadline.

Organisers: Jan Gertken, Benjamin Kiesewetter, Thomas Schmidt; Department of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


This is the fifth conference in the series of yearly conferences, alternating between Humboldt University in Berlin and Southampton University in the UK.

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