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The PhilPapers section on the Philosophy of Action

had been upgraded and employs

now a more diverse classification of topics.

Check it out.

David-Hillel Ruben's book The Metaphysics of Action: Trying, Doing, Causing is out, Take a peak here.

The Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia has a CFP out for Moral Emotions, Reasoning and Behavior, check it out if you want to submit.

The European Journal of Analytic Philosophy will run a special issue on Transcendental Arguments for Freedom.

The CFP reads:

Call for Papers. Free Will and Epistemology: Transcendental Arguments for Freedom.

European Journal of Analytic Philosophy. Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2019. Guest editors László Bernáth, Timothy O'Connor, and András Szigeti.

Transcendental arguments, sometimes referred to as “Epicurean” or “Peritrope” arguments, aim to show that one or another philosophical position is self-refuting. In his recent Free Will and Epistemology (Bloomsbury, 2018), Robert Lockie elaborates new versions of transcendental argument against epistemic externalism and causal determinism – and fends off objections raised against earlier versions.

Apart from a number of invited contributors, the editors of the special issue and the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy would welcome submissions focused not only on Robert Lockie's Epistemology and Free Will but also on related topics, including:

- Transcendental arguments against epistemic externalism

- Non-deontic epistemic internalism

- Deontic epistemology vs. contemporary cognitive science

- Moral deontology without ‘ought implies can’

- Transcendental arguments for free will and beyond

- Emergentism, agent causalism, and transcendental arguments

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2019

Submissions should not exceed 8000 words. They should be prepared for blind review and sent to: Bernáth.László

The guide for submissions can be found here:

For any further questions or inquiries regarding the special issue, please contact: László Bernáth at [email protected]

A very exciting new project started on the nature and value of effort, and some of its relations to moral psychology at the University of Neuchâtel’s Philosophy Institute, in Switzerland, led by Prof. Olivier Massin.

The Effort project also organised a conference for 10 April 2019. If you're interested in efforts and tryings this might be up your alley

You can search for more

openings and jobs with Philosophy of Action

AOS on the PhilJobs webpage.

Michael Bratman's book Planning, Time, and Self-Governance is out and OUP kindly supplied us with a special discount link for purchasing it.

Bob Lockie's book with the title Free Will and Epistemology  came out. Enjoy reading.