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Lost Voices at the Foundations of Ethics
WhenFriday, Aug 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus roomCMU 202/204
Event typesConferences
Event sponsorsDepartment of Philosophy
University of Washington
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Location: Communications Building, Room 204
Talks will take place in Communications Room 202.

Lost Voices at the Foundations of Ethics Conference

Metaethics is one of the most exciting, rapidly growing, and interdisciplinary parts of contemporary philosophy. Though this area draws heavily from the usual canon of European philosophers (in particular, Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant), it has paid almost no attention to less canonical philosophers and other intellectual traditions. The aim of the “Lost Voices” project is to bring more voices into the conversation. This conference, and resulting volume from Routledge Press,  will include a collection of original papers on non-mainstream thinkers from five continents. These thinkers range from the communities of ancient Egypt and China to members of the Muskogee nation and Susan Sontag, and the talks focus on metaethical issues ranging from moral discovery and moral perception to ‘quasi-realism’ and moral essences. The project therefore promises to be a historical step forward in the Anglophone study of the foundations of ethics and in comparative philosophy more broadly.

The conference is free and open to the public. For organizational purposes, please email Colin Marshall (crmarsh at uw dot edu) if you plan on attending.

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