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The fourth Southampton-Humboldt Normativity conference will be held in Southampton from 19-21 June 2019. The keynote speakers are Justin D’Arms (Ohio State) and Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Helsinki).


Wednesday 19th June

12.30-1.30            Lunch

13.30-14.40         Oded Na’aman (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), ‘Emotional Transitions, Rational Delay, and Process Rationality’

15.00-16.10         Michelle Dyke (New York University), ‘Could Epistemic Reasons be Collective Practical Reasons?’

16.30-18.00         Keynote: Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Helsinki), ‘Perspectives and Good Dispositions’

Thursday 20th June 

10.00-11.10         Alexander Heape (Copenhagen), ‘Trust, Rationality, and Epistemic Injustice’

11.30-12.40         Ting Cho Lau (Notre Dame), ‘Epistemic Perspectivism and What One Ought To Know’

12.40-14.00         Lunch

14.00-15.10         Javier González de Prado Salas (UNED, Madrid), ‘Losing Reasons’

15.30-16.40         Francesca Bunkenborg (Humboldt University, Berlin), ‘Moral Hedging and Moral Conviction’

17.00-18.10         Daniel Weltman (Ashoka), ‘What Makes Requests Normative? The Epistemic Account Defended’

Friday 21st June

10.00-11.10         Samuel Dishaw (Harvard), ‘The Puzzle of Lucky Right Action’

11.30-13.00        Keynote: Justin D’Arms (Ohio State University), ‘Rational Sentimentalism and Moral Luck’


The conference is free and open to all. You can register here.

Travel and Accommodation

The conference will take place on Southampton’s Avenue campus. For information on getting to Avenue, see here. All talks will be in Building 65, Room 1175 (Lecture Theatre C).

Conference delegates are eligible for a discounted rate at the Elizabeth House Hotel and the Highfield House Hotel. For information, please contact Tracy Storey ( There are also many other hotels and airbnbs in the area.

Childcare and Accessibility

We aim to make the workshops accessible in accord with the BPA/SWIP guidelines. Please contact us if there is any further information you require.

    • We can provide a hearing loop if it is required.
    • We will permit service animals to attend.
    • All sessions will take place in the same location.
    • We can provide a quiet room if it is required.
    • The venue will have available seating.
    • There will be parking nearby. To park, you will require a permit, so please notify us in advance.
    • There will be refreshment breaks between each session.
    • Funding may be available for delegates whose needs incur additional costs. Please get in touch at the earliest possible stage and we will look into available support.
    • The room is wheelchair accessible and  there are accessible toilets will be within 100 metres. For further information, see here.
    • We will permit questions during Q&A to be written down rather than spoken out loud.
    • We will ask all speakers to follow the advice issued in the BPA/SWIP guidance for accessible conferences.

If you require information about childcare, please contact Tracy Storey (

Organisers: Brian McElwee ( and Jonathan Way (

This conference is organised in accordance with the BPA/SWIP good practice scheme and is sponsored by the Mind Association, the Aristotelian Society, the Analysis Trust, the Southampton Ethics Centre and the Southampton Philosophy Department.

The Mind Association .                                      The Aristotelian Society