RATIONAL CHOICE CONTRACTARIANISM 25 YEARS AFTER MORALS BY AGREEMENT

Venue: York University

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 13, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2011
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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


RATIONAL CHOICE CONTRACTARIANISM
25 YEARS AFTER
MORALS BY AGREEMENT

With Keynote Address by
David Gauthier

Come celebrate the project of rational choice contractarianism with its most influential proponent: David Gauthier.

Location: York University, Toronto Ontario Canada
Date: Friday May 13- Sunday May 15, 2011

Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2011 (abstracts will be reviewed as they arrive, so early submissions are welcome and encouraged)

Abstract Submission Instructions: Send a substantial abstract (approximately 500-750 words) to Professor Susan Dimock, McLaughlin College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto ON Canada M3J 1P3 or to dimock@yorku.ca. The conference will combine a series of plenary sessions, invited presentations from the abstract submissions, and workshops. Submitted papers should be suitable for presentation in a maximum of 45 minutes, to be followed by a 30 minute Q&A/discussion period.

Papers on all topics related to rational choice contractarianism are welcome, but those engaging the work of David Gauthier directly will be given special priority.

The tentative list of participants includes the following:

Michael Bratman
Donald Brockner
Jules L. Coleman
Gils van Donselaar
David Copp
Peter Danielson
Claire Finkelstein
Ann Levey
Duncan MacIntosh
Ned McClennen
Christopher W. Morris
Adam Morton
Jan Narveson
Arthur Risptein
Robert Sugden
Laurence Thomas
Stanley Tweyman
Peter Vanderschraff
Peter Vallentyne
Bruno Verbeek
Albert Weale
Sheldon Wein

This list is tentative, and I apologize if I have left anyone off who has already indicated his or her desire to participate (it was mere oversight by an overworked academic). It will be updated as plans for the conference become further developed. We look forward to having colleagues and friends come and celebrate with us the work of David Gauthier.

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