CALL FOR PAPERS – 6th Rocky Mountain Ethics Conference

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 8-11, 2013
Boulder, Colorado

An international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the sixth annual RoME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited, including in particular applied areas such as feminism, bioethics, environmental ethics, and so on. To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission.  The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

In an effort to promote the work of environmental ethicists, the paper selection committee will also select and nominate a small number of articles from the main program for publication in the journals Ethics, Policy & Environment and the Journal of Moral Philosophy

Keynote 1: Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

Keynote 2: Thomas Hurka (Toronto)

Keynote 3: TBD


  • Submission of abstracts: Feb 15, 2013. 
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2013.
  • Full paper submission for Young Ethicist Prize Consideration: June 1, 2013.


  • Abstracts only (750-1000 words).  Shorter or longer abstracts will not be accepted.  Double spaced, prepared for blind-review. (Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter.)
  • In order to be considered for the Young Ethicist Prize, complete papers must be submitted by June 1, 2013 and abstracts must have already been accepted for participation.  Announcement of a winner will be made at the event.
  • Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference for presentation.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to Benjamin Hale ( and Alastair Norcross (

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