Conference - The Language and Metaphysics of Normativity

The Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University will be hosting a conference on the language and metaphysics of normativity (broadly construed) on May 30-31, 2016.


All talks will take place in the Gustavianum (Akademigatan 3, 753 10 Uppsala: map).

There is no registration fee but please contact Dan Fogal if you wish to attend.


Monday May 30

  • 9:30-10:40 Jack Woods: “The Authority of Formality”
  • 10:50-12:00 Jussi Suikkanen: “Non-Realist Cognitivism, Truth, and Objectivity”


  • 13:30-14:40 Emad Atiq: “Expressivist Explanations of Supervenience, Revisited”
  • 14:50-16:00 Ragnar Francen Olinder: "Normative Disagreement - the Direction Account"
  • 16:10-17:20 Stephanie Leary: “Grounding the Domains of Reasons"

Tuesday May 31

  • 9:30-10:40 Justin Morton: “Grounding the Normative: A New Direction for Non-Naturalists”
  • 10:50-12:00 Pekka Vayrynen: “Metaethics and Normative Explanation”


  • 13:30-14:40 Abby Jaques: “Illicit Oomph (a worry for expressivists)”
  • 14:50-16:00 Federico Faroldi: “The Scale of Normative Reasons”
  • 16:10-17:20 Errol Lord & Kurt Sylvan: “Reasons: Right, Wrong, Normative, Fundamental”