3rd Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

College of William and Mary
October 5-7, 2017

Confirmed Speakers:
Laura Ekstrom (College of William and Mary)
Rebecca Chan (St. Jose St University) and Dustin Crummett (University of Notre Dame)
Anne Jeffrey (University of South Alabama)
Dan Moller (University of Maryland)
Daniel Fogal (NYU) and Olle Risberg (Uppsala University)
Mark Murphy (Georgetown University)
Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California)
Paul Silva (University of Pennsylvania)
Rebecca Stangl (University of Virginia)

Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and meta-ethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William and Mary) organize a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics.

Logistics: The third workshop will be held at the College of William and Mary. We will begin with dinner and the first paper on Thursday, October 5th and conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. All papers will have approximately 40 minutes for presentation and 40 minutes for discussion.  Attendance at the workshop is free, and there is no official registration process.  But if you plan to attend, it would be helpful for catering purposes to send Chris Tucker (cstucker@wm.edu) a quick email to that effect.  Questions about the workshop should be directed to that same email address.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories; God and natural law; ethics and the problem of evil; moral arguments for a theistic being; infused and acquired virtues; the harms and benefits of theistic religions; what mainstream moral theories imply about divine action; specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam; and many other topics as well.

Supported by generous funding from William and Mary’s philosophy department, Theresa Thompson ‘67, William and Mary Arts and Sciences, and the Carswell Fund of the Wake Forest University Philosophy Department.