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12-13 July 2018


Keynote Speakers

Professor Ruth Chang (Rutgers)

Professor Cécile Fabre (Oxford)


Call for Papers

Papers are invited for the 2018 annual conference of the British Society for Ethical Theory, to be held at the University of Sheffield. We welcome philosophical discussion of any branch of ethics, including the history of ethics, applied ethics, ethical questions in the critical philosophy of race, gender, and disability, moral psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics.

BSET operates a fully anonymised refereeing system. A submitted paper must contain no information identifying its author. We aim to have at least one postgraduate speaker at the conference (and we often have more), but all author information remains unknown to the Chief Referee until they have ranked submissions in order of preference.

Authors whose papers were ranked very highly but were not selected will be invited to present posters of those papers at the conference. For more information and advice about poster design, please see our poster guidance document (pdf).

Papers must be unpublished at the time of submission. Submissions should be in English, no longer than 6500 words, and fully anonymised. Those who submitted papers for our previous conferences – successfully or otherwise – are welcome to submit again, although not the same papers.

BSET is keen that papers will be communicated clearly to its conference audience. Please bear in mind that all sessions are plenary, so the venue will be more like a lecture hall than a seminar room.

Papers selected for and presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Speakers at our conference do not need to decide on whether to take up this offer until just after the conference itself.

The Society cannot cover costs of speakers, although we normally make some bursaries available for speakers and other attendees. Eligible costs include childcare. Conference organisers will make information about childcare available to participants.

Papers must be submitted through our new online submission system. This will open in mid-November. Information will be given on this web page.

The deadline for submissions is strictly Friday 1st December 2017 at 5pm GMT.