Call for Abstracts

May 18 – 20, 2014
Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis, MO

Keynote Speaker:
John Broome (Oxford)

St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed.

Please submit an anonymized abstract of 750-1500 words by January 4, 2014 to In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation.

What to Submit

SLACRR includes papers in ethics, epistemology, and other areas of philosophy that deal with reasons, reasoning, or rationality. For instance, we would be interested in papers exploring such questions as:

  • What is the relation between reasons for actions and reasons for beliefs?
  • What are the sources of our reasons for belief?
  • How are features of one's psychology relevant to reasons?
  • What is the relation between reasons and what we ought to do or believe?
  • What is the relation between reasons and value?
  • Are the requirements of practical and theoretical rationality normative?
  • What is the relation between individual rationality and collective rationality?

Of course, this is just a small sample of questions. Further questions can also be directed to either John Brunero ( or Eric Wiland (