Call for Abstracts: "Moral Psychology: From Neurons to Norms"

Call for Abstracts: “Moral Psychology: From Neurons to Norms”

Four CUNY Philosophy alumni — Mark Alfano (Delft University and Australian Catholic University), Bana Bashour (American University of Beirut), Gregg Caruso (Corning Community College), and Ellen Fridland (King’s College London) — are among
the co-organizers of an upcoming conference titled “Moral Psychology: From Neurons to Norms”.

See the CFA below and the conference website for more information.

American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon)
May 24-26, 2018

Invited Speakers: Daniel C. Dennett (Tufts University), Paul Bloom (Yale University), Kiley Hamlin (University of British Columbia), Azim Shariff (University of California, Irvine), Maureen Sie (Tilburg University), Nina Strohminger (University of Pennsylvania). Oriel Feldman-Hall (Brown University) and Neil Levy (University of Oxford)

The Department of Philosophy and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut will be holding the first international conference on Moral Psychology in Lebanon and quite possibly in the Arab Middle East. We hope to bring together scholars from both psychology and philosophy to address very timely questions such as: What accounts for our moral judgments? What is the basis of disagreements in morality? What can disorders such as psychopathy and sociopathology tell us about morality? What moral lessons can we draw from contemporary social, cognitive, and evolutionary psychology as well as neuroscience? Are there any skills associated with being a moral person? What can psychology tell us about the best forms of punishment?

We are now inviting abstracts of no more than 500 words for papers of 30 minutes in length on any of the themes above. The deadline for submissions is March 1. Please send abstracts to:

Note: Free or budget accommodation for early-career researchers, graduate students or others in need may be available upon request. Please contact the organizers for further information. Details about travel within Lebanon and local accommodation will soon be available on the conference website above.

Conference organizers: Mark Alfano, Bana Bashour, Gregg Caruso, Ellen Fridland, Bryce Huebner, Regina Rini.