Eighth Theistic Ethics Workshop Call for Papers

January 24, 2024
Posted by Chris Lee

Eighth Theistic Ethics Workshop

Location: Georgetown University
Dates: September 26-28, 2024

Link: https://philosophy.wfu.edu/miller/home/seventh-theistic-ethics-workshop/


  • Matthew Benton (Seattle Pacific)
  • Ben Bradley (Syracuse)
  • Amy Flowerree (Texas Tech)
  • Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame)
  • Christian Miller (Wake Forest)

Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and meta-ethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William & Mary) have been organizing a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics for a number of years.

Logistics: The eighth workshop will be held at the campus of Georgetown University. We will begin with dinner and the first paper on Thursday, September 26 and conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, September 28, 2024. There will be five invited papers and four spots for submitted papers. All papers have 40 minutes for presentation and at least 40 minutes for discussion.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories, God and natural law, ethics and the problem of evil, moral arguments for a theistic being, infused and acquired virtues, the harms and benefits of theistic religions, specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, and many other topics as well.

Applying: Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of up to 750 words and a current C.V. to Mark Murphy at Mark.Murphy@georgetown.edu by June 1, 2024. Word or PDF file formats only. Please prepare abstracts for anonymous review.  For although the organizers seek to have a balanced program both in terms of topics and presenters, the initial stage of review will be done anonymously. Submitters to a previous year’s workshop, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply to this year’s workshop.

Questions about the workshop should be sent to Mark.Murphy@georgetown.edu. Notification will be made by June 17, 2024. If your abstract is selected, we will cover all of your expenses for the workshop, including travel (this includes international travel). Co-authors are welcome, but only one author’s expenses can be covered. You do not have to send your paper in advance of the workshop, and it certainly can be a work in progress.

Supported by generous funding from the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S. Chair in Religious Philosophy