The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is hosting a conference on Practical Reason and Metaethics to be held April 22-23, 2016.  The invited speakers on the conference program are:

  • Michael Bratman  (Stanford)
  • Stephen Darwall  (Yale)
  • Sarah McGrath  (Princeton)
  • Sigrún Svavarsdóttir  (Tufts)

Call for Papers: Four additional papers will be selected though an anonymous review of submissions.  For each paper selected, the conference will contribute up to $800 to cover the travel and accommodations of the authors. Submissions are due December 1, 2015. More info below the fold.

Registration: All interested philosophers are welcome to attend. Registration is free. Please let us know you plan to attend by emailing us at There will be a conference dinner and party on Saturday evening for which we need to plan.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation in order to present a paper, follow the presentations, or otherwise fully participate in the conference please let us know, preferably several months before the conference so that we can make suitable arrangements.

To submit a paper for consideration please submit both a full paper suitable for a 45-minute presentation (approximately 5,000-6,000 words, by our estimate) and a medium-length abstract (approximately 300-500 words) on any topic within the domain of practical reason and metaethics.  Please ensure that the paper and abstract are formatted and redacted for genuinely anonymous review.  Electronic versions of papers and abstracts should be sent to (To assure anonymity please do not submit them to John or Mark.)  We will get back to you with a decision by the end of January at the latest.  Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015.

Questions about the conference can be directed to John Brunero ( and Mark van Roojen (  (If you have a question that could potentially compromise the anonymous review procedure, please direct it to and we will respond after the identity of the questioner has been made obscure to us.)

The conference web page is at It lists further conference information including conference rates at local hotels, scheduling, airports and more.

One Reply to “Conference/CFP: Practical Reason and Metaethics”

  1. Can I stress that people just should send all questions about the suitability of paper topics to the nebraskaphilosophyconference@gmail address linked in the posting? John and I are trying to do the refereeing anonymously so we have someone else removing identifying information from such emails so that we don’t later connect a paper that comes in with the name of a person who asked about such a paper. It interferes with anonymity if people start running possible paper topics by us before submitting.

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