Upcoming Events


Contractualism, Risk, and Population Ethics



This workshop will address issues concerning population ethics and the bearing of risk on the moral permissibility of individual actions; a particular focus will be the resources and limits of contractualism as a framework for thinking about these questions. Discussions will take as their starting point some recent work on these topics by Johann Frick of Princeton University, who will be present at the workshop in Berlin. 


Other invited participants include Christoph Fehige (Saarbrücken), Rainer Forst (Frankfurt), Tim Henning (Stuttgart), Ulrike Heuer (Leeds), Erasmus Mayr (Erlangen), Kirsten Meyer (HU Berlin), Lukas Meyer (Graz), Véronique Munoz-Dardé (UCL/Berkeley), Juri Viehoff (Zürich), Tatjana Višak (Mannheim).



Call for submissions: Early Career Workshop in Moral and Political Philosophy

December 18-19, 2017


Keynote speakers: Miranda Fricker (CUNY) and Niko Kolodny (UC Berkeley)


The Einstein Ethics Group invites early career philosophers to submit abstracts for a workshop taking place at Humboldt University Berlin on December 18-19, 2017. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of new work in moral philosophy, moral psychology, practical normativity, and social and political philosophy. We welcome papers on questions related to themes in the work of Miranda Fricker, Niko Kolodny, or R. Jay Wallace, but this is not a requirement.


Since this workshop aims to bring together early career philosophers, eligibility to submit papers is limited to those who have defended their dissertations no earlier than 2011.


Abstracts must be between 700 and 1000 words in length and provide a summary of the paper’s main conclusions and arguments. The abstracts will be blind reviewed. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017. Those who have submitted an abstract may be asked to submit a draft of their full paper by August 31, and notification of acceptance will be no later than the end of September.


Please send your abstract as an anonymized Word document to einsteinethics@gmail.com.