About Formal Ethics 2017

Formal Ethics 2017 | International Conference | Berrick Saul Building, University of York | 21-23 June 2017

Formal Ethics applies tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and
social choice theory to the analysis of concepts in moral and political
philosophy and to the development of ethical theory. It is a rapidly
growing field of research which goes back to the work of Kenneth Arrow,
Amartya Sen, John Harsanyi, Georg Henrik von Wright and others. The
field has recently gained new impetus with formal work on non-classical
logic, freedom and responsibility, value theory and the evolution of norms
and conventions. It now includes contributions not only from philosophy,
but also from economics, computer sciences and linguistics. Contributions
to this conference need not be formal in nature but should show familiarity
with the results of applying formal tools and results to ethical investigations.
We aim at an inclusive conference in which speakers at different stages of
their careers (including PhD students and post-docs) participate. We aim at a strong representation of female philosophers. Selected contributions to this conference will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

The School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York is a centre of research in this field and is proud to host the fifth instalment of this conference series. After Groningen (2010), Munich (2012), Rotterdam (2014), and Bayreuth (2015), this conference comes to the UK for the first time.

Johan E. Gustafsson, Christopher Jay, Christian Piller, Mozaffar Qizilbash, Jack Warman, Richard Yetter Chappell
Steering Committee of Formal Ethics Conference Series:

Albert Anglberger (Munich), Constanze Binder (Rotterdam), Conrad Heilmann (Rotterdam), Paul McNamara (New Hampshire), Oliver Roy (Bayreuth)

We are very grateful to the following organisations for their funding:


The Analysis Trust

The Aristotelian Society