torsdag 7. september 2017

19-20 April Conference: Methods in Applied Ethics

Conference date: April 19–20, 2018
Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

Conference venue: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

Key Note Speakers:
  • Jonathan Wolff (Oxford)
  • Helga Varden (Illinois)


Topic and issues
What are the methods of applied ethics? What are good methods? The methodological landscape of applied ethics ranges from «top down» applications of ethical theory (utilitarianism, deontology, contractualism, virtue ethics) to real world issues, to principlism and less theory-oriented approaches such as casuistry, pragmatism, feminist ethics and narrativism. Moreover, reflective equilibrium approaches have been proposed that seek to balance different theories and considerations and yield coherence among a plurality of ethical, political, religious and empirical beliefs. More recently, approaches emphasising the importance of interdisciplinary research have gained ground, adding to the methodological mix such concepts as Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and «embedded» ethical research.

Call for abstracts
We invite abstracts for paper presentations on the topic of the conference. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, and should be prepared for blind review. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is January 15, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by February 28, 2018.

There will be an opportunity to submit conference papers to Etikk i Praksis – Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics for a special issue on methodology. The deadline for submissions to the journal will be in May 2018.

Read more, and submit abstracts, on NTNU/Applied Ethics Programme