Practical conflicts and degrees of moral rightness



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

Please note that Prof. Wlodek Rabinowicz will also present at this conference.
The conference will therefore start at 9.30 am, and not at 10 am as previously

Location: Stockholm University, Main Frescati Campus, Geovetenskapens Hus, Room U29.

Date: Wednesday 9 November 2011
Time: 9.30 am - 6 pm

[updated 20.10.2011]

9.30 – 10.15 Brief welcome and introduction, followed by Martin Peterson (Eindhoven) and Nicolas Espinoza (Stockholm): ‘Degrees of Moral Rightness’

10.15 – 11.15 Johan Brännmark (Lund): ‘About Right’

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee 11.30 – 12.30 Keynote Address: Jonathan Dancy (UT Austin): ‘More Right than Wrong’

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.45 Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund): ‘Aggregation of Value Judgments vs. Aggregation of Preferences’

14.45 – 15.45 Andrew Sepielli (Toronto): ‘What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do’

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 17.00 Björn Eriksson (Stockholm): ‘Degrees of Moral Wrongness’

17.00 – 18.00 Alan Thomas (Tilburg): 'Laws and Generalisations in Ethics’

If you wish to attend, please contact Anna Bergqvist
(anna.bergqvist(at) The conference is free of charge, but places
are limited. The deadline for registration is October 31st 2011. There will be a
dinner afterwards (at self-cost). If you wish to attend the conference dinner,
please indicate this in the email. Email to Anna Bergqvist

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