UCL Faculty of Laws
17th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies
18-20 June 2023 | Faculty of Laws, University College London
Call for Papers, deadline – 30 November 2023
The 17th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will take place on 18–20 June 2024 at University College London’s Faculty of Laws. The Conference is generously supported by the Faculty’s Bentham House Conference Fund.
Henry Sidgwick (1838–1900) is recognized as the third in the trinity of major classical utilitarian thinkers, following Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) and John Stuart Mill (1806–73). We will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics, a work described by John Rawls as ‘the most philosophically profound of the strictly classical works’ in the utilitarian tradition.
We welcome paper and panel proposals which address issues raised by Sidgwick’s The Methods of Ethics and his other works, as well as papers and panel proposals related to the study of utilitarianism more generally. Please send your abstract of around 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2023.
Panels will have a duration of ninety minutes, and usually consist of three papers.
We aim to make decisions on the acceptance of papers by mid-December 2023, and will shortly thereafter open registration for a period for accepted speakers only, before then fully opening registration. Further details about the Conference will be announced through the ISUS mailing list and the forthcoming website. For all other queries about the Conference, please contact email@example.com.