CONF: Practical Conflicts and Degrees of Moral Rightness

Posted: 9 de September de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Event

Dear list-members,

You are cordially invited to attend the following international event at Stockholm University. Please distribute widely. Apologies for cross-postings.




November 9th 2011

Stockholm University, Sweden


The Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University in association with the Swedish Research Council will host a one-day conference on November 9th 2011. The conference seeks to address such questions as:What is the nature of moral conflict? Can conflicting obligations successfully be resolved into an all-things-considered moral verdict and, if so, what is the structure of such verdicts? Are deontic concepts such as rightness and wrongness binary or can they be a matter of degree?


Organiser: Anna Bergqvist



Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Dancy, University of Texas at Austin

Title: ‘More Right Than Wrong’


Andrew Sepielli, University of Toronto

Title: ‘What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do’


Alan Thomas, Tilburg University

Title: ‘Laws and Generalisations in Ethics’.


Johan Brännmark, Lund University

Title: ‘About Right’


Björn Eriksson, Stockholm University

Title: ‘Degrees of Moral Wrongness’


Martin Peterson, Eindhoven University of Technology & Nicolas Espinoza, Stockholm University

Title: ‘Degrees of Moral Rightness’


Location: Stockholm University, Frescati Campus

Date: Wednesday 9 November 2011

Time: 10 am – 6 pm



If you wish to attend, please contact Anna Bergqvist ( The conference is fee of charge, but places are limited. The deadline for registration is October 31st 2011.


Email to Anna Bergqvist


Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you.


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