Constructivism in Practical Philosophy
AHRC Project 2009

This project aims to bring together researchers interested in different aspects of constructivism in practical philosophy.

The project is funded by the AHRC and is housed in the Philosophy Department of the University of Sheffield.

The project will run during 2009 and will span 3 workshops and a concluding conference. The workshops will be dedicated to constructivism in political philosopy, epistemological issues in constructivism and constructivism in practical reason. Original papers will be presented and discussed in the workshops and the conference.. All events will take place in the Humanities Research Institute at The University of Sheffield.


Project Coordinators

James Lenman (University of Sheffield), Yonatan Shemmer (University of Sheffield)

Administrative Assistant

Heather Arnold (University of Sheffield)

Steering Committee

James Lenman, Yonatan Shemmer, Michael Ridge (University of Edinburgh), Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)


Carla Bagnoli (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge)
Michael Bratman (Stanford University)
Kerstin Budde (University of Sheffield)
Matthew Chrisman (University of Edinburgh)
Dale Dorsey (University of Kansas)
Nadeem Hussain (Stanford University)
Aaron James (University of California at Irvine)
James Lenman (University of Sheffield)
Michael Ridge (University of Edinburgh)
T. M. Scanlon (Harvard University)
Yonatan Shemmer (University of Sheffield)
Sharon Street (New York University)
Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)
Jay Wallace (University of California at Berkeley
Andrew Williams (University of Warwick)


7th February 2009
Workshop: Constructivism in Political Philosophy

Speakers: Budde, James, Ronzoni, Williams

28th March 2009
Workshop: Constructivism and Normative Epistemology

Speakers: Blackburn, Chrisman, Lenman, Tiberius

20th June 2009
Workshop: Constructivism and Practical Reason

Speakers: Bagnoli, Ridge, Shemmer, Suikkanen

14th-16th August 2009
Conference: Constructivism in Practical Philosophy

Speakers: Bratman, Dorsey, Hussein, James, Lenman, Ridge, Scanlon, Shemmer, Street, Tiberius, Wallace, Williams

More detailed information can be found HERE