CFP: Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Grad Conference on Rules Due Jan 22

CFP: Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Grad Conference on Rules Due Jan 22


18th Annual Pitt-CMU Graduate Philosophy Conference


The graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University invite graduate students to submit papers to our 18th annual graduate philosophy conference, on the topic of “Rules.” The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Department of History & Philosophy of Science, and the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh; and the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Conference date: April 9-10, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh

Keynote Speaker:
Edward Zalta
Senior Research Scholar
Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI)

Faculty Speaker:
John Norton
Distinguished Professor of History & Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh

Submission deadline: January 22, 2016

Submission information: Submissions of high quality in any area of philosophy will be considered. This year we encourage papers focused especially on the topic of Rules. Rules play a central role in contexts as disparate as ethics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, game and decision theory, political philosophy, mathematical and philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language. The questions surrounding rules are just as wide ranging. What, if any, are the norms guiding ethical reasoning? What makes a good, appropriate, or fruitful rule of inference in logic? How do we analyze the rules of learning, especially in the case of induction? To what extent do linguistic practices codify rules and patterns of thought or vice versa? What are the norms of rationality and how do they relate to empirical data as well as broader epistemological concerns? This conference aims to explore rules in their many guises.

– All submissions must be prepared for blind review. The paper must have no identifying information and must include an abstract of no more than 250 words.

– Submitted papers must be no more than 4500 words in length.

– Submitted papers must be received as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files by January 22, 2016.

– Accepted papers will be announced in mid-February 2016.


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