Philosophy at Southampton will host a major international conference, as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Normativity: Epistemic and Practical’ project, from Tuesday the 8th to Thursday the 10th of September 2015. This closing conference aims to bring together the three main themes of the project: substantive connections between epistemic and practical norms, explanatory connections between epistemic and practical norms, and meta-normative problems and proposals. More details, including a call for abstracts, are below the fold.

Invited Speakers

Mikkel Gerken (Edinburgh)
Elizabeth Harman (Princeton)
Benjamin Kiesewetter (Humboldt University of Berlin)
David Owens (Reading)
Debbie Roberts (Edinburgh)
Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh)
Mark Schroeder (USC)


The conference will include a number of sessions for submitted papers. Selection will be based on blind review of long abstracts (max. 1000 words). If you would like to apply, please submit your abstract, anonymised, to by the 6th of July. Abstracts should be suitable for a 30-40 minute presentation.

We have some funds to contribute to UK travel and accommodation for speakers. Priority will be given to graduate students and unwaged and junior researchers. Since our funds are limited, please apply to your own institutional sources of support in the first instance.


This event is free and open to all, but numbers are limited and registration is required. To register please email


If you would like information about childcare options or about accessibility, please contact and we will get back to you.

'Normativity: Epistemic and Practical' is a two-year AHRC-funded project aiming to explore the connections and relations between epistemic and practical normativity. More details about the project, and about upcoming events, can be found on the project website:

Organisers: Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way and Daniel Whiting (Southampton)