Workshop: Normative Disagreement

A two-day international workshop on normative disagreement featuring perspectives from metaethics and philosophy of language.

Date: 09-11-2012 until 10-11-2012
Time: 14:00 - 17:00

This workshop will bring together metaethicists interested in moral disagreement and philosophers of language interested in disagreement generally to improve our understanding of the phenomenon of normative disagreement and its implications for the meaning of normative language, nature of normative judgment, the pragmatics and resolution of disagreements and more.

Registration for the workshop is free, but the places are limited. So please contact Pekka Väyrynen if you are planning to attend (and if you would like to attend the workshop dinner on Friday night). 

The workshop programme:

Friday, 9 November

14:00: Welcome

14:15-15:45: Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh): "Relativist Approaches to Moral Disagreement"

15:45-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-17:30: Michael Ridge (Edinburgh): "Ecumenical Expressivism, Relativism and Disagreement"


Saturday, 10 November

9:30-11:00: Teresa Marques (Lisbon): "The Puzzle of Conflicting Attitudes"

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:45: Carl Baker (Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen): "The Disunity of Disagreement"

12:45-13:45: Lunch (own arrangements)

13:45-15:15: David Plunkett (Dartmouth) and Tim Sundell (Kentucky): "Disagreement and the Semantics of Evaluative and Normative Terms"

15:15-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-17:00: Isidora Stojanovic (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): "Emotional Disagreement"

The workshop is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-13) under grant agreement 231016, the Centre for Ethics and Metaethics and the Centre for Aesthetics at University of Leeds and the Analysis Trust.

Location: Seminar Room 1, IDEA-CETL (8-12 Fenton Street)
Cost: Free