CALL FOR COMMENTATORS – 5th Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

RoME: an international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 9-12, 2012
Boulder, Colorado

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite philosophers to comment on main program papers at the fifth annual RoME Congress.

As we finalize this program, we will need to assign commentators to each paper. Ideally we’d like to match papers up with experts and critics. That’s where you come in.  Anyone with interest in attending the RoME conference is invited to submit a letter indicating their interest in commenting.

For those working in environmental ethics and philosophy, the philosophy the following papers may be available to comment on: 

  • Michael Deem (Notre Dame) “Dehorning the Darwinian dilemma for realist theories of value”
  • Mylan Engel (NIU) “Do Animals Have Rights, and Does it Matter if They Don’t?”
  • Carl Hammer (CUNY Staten Island) “Kant’s vegetarian imperative”

Commentator Expression of Interest Deadline: June 22, 2012.

Please submit (1) a short expression of interest, (2) your AOS, and (3) your (short or long) CV, electronically (in Word format) to the organizers: Benjamin Hale (, Alastair Norcross (, Duncan Purves (, and Ryan Jenkins (

For organizational purposes, please specify in the subject line of your e-mail by writing the words “RoME CFC Reply.” We hope to notify all commentators by June 29.


  • Main Papers: 30 minutes or 4500 words, whichever is shorter
  • Comments: 10-15 minutes
  • Q&A: Remaining Time
  • Session Length: 75 minutes total

For more information and updates on RoME V, please visit our website at