Call for Abstracts for Understanding Value IX

​We are pleased to announce this Call for Abstracts for Understanding Value IX! The conference will be held ​online on 9th, 10th, and 11th of December, 2020.

Postgraduate conference

We're excited to be hosting the ninth meeting of the Understanding Value conference at the University of Sheffield. Here is a description of the conference from it's organisers:

Understanding Value IX is the ninth instalment of a highly successful postgraduate conference at the University of Sheffield that aims at cultivating postgraduate work on value in a welcoming and inclusive space. As such the University of Sheffield and the organisers of Understanding Value highly encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy. At Understanding Value we are interested in papers addressing issues pertaining to value broadly construed. Value permeates many questions in philosophical discourse and as such we usually have presentations covering a wide range of different philosophical areas, as well as interdisciplinary contributions.

Keynotes Speakers:

Alison Assiter – University of the West of England
Myisha Cherry – University of California, Riverside
Shaun Nichols – Cornell University
Komarine Romdenh-Romluc – University of Sheffield

Our Call for Abstracts:

We are happy to invite abstracts of 500 words prepared for anonymous review to Understanding Value IX (organized by PG students at the University of Sheffield, UK), to be held online from the 9th-11th December 2020. Deadline for submissions is the 3rd of October, we anticipate informing applicants about our decision by 3rd of November.

For instance, areas of interest may include, but are by no means limited to:

Metaethics Feminism, postcolonial studies, and critical philosophy of race

We invite submissions from those who are currently postgraduates at any level, or from those who have completed a PhD less than two years before the conference date. Speakers will be allotted 20 minutes for their presentation, followed by 10 minutes of questions.

  • Disability studies
  • Implicit Bias
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Metaphysics
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Epistemic Injustice
  • Epistemic Vice and Virtue
  • Debates in Normative Ethics
  • Epistemic Normativity
  • Reasons, Rationality, and Argument
  • Testimony and Trust
  • Philosophy of Beauty
  • Aesthetic Norms
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Sex
  • Moral, Aesthetic, and Political Disagreement
  • Nihilism & Existentialism
  • Imagination and Perception
  • Moral Esteem and Recognition
  • Blame and Blameworthiness
  • Moral Authority
  • Philosophy of Food
  • Climate Change and Environmentalism
  • Philosophy of Wellness and Happiness
  • Deontic Logic
  • Philosophy of Logic
Instructions for Submission:

Please submit abstracts of 500 words or fewer. Prepare your abstract for blind review (i.e., remove all content that may identify you as the author), and send it to

Our submission deadline is the 3rd of October 2020. We anticipate informing applicants about our decision by 3rd of November.

Submissions must be accompanied by a cover sheet, attached as a separate file, which provides the author(s)'s name(s), email address(es), institutional affiliation(s), and the title of the proposed paper.

The organisers are eager to assemble a demographically diverse program. To aid in this endeavour, if you are a member of a group that is underrepresented in professional philosophy and wish to identify yourself as such, please include this information on your cover sheet as well.

Both files must be in one of these formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt.

There is a limit of one submission per author.

Call for abstracts is open until 3 October 2020.

For more information see their website:

To attend the conference you have to register via Eventbrite:

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