Reason and Value

Event Date: 

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Event Location: 

  • UCSB


The Fourth Steven Humphrey Excellence in Philosophy Conference: Reason and Value took place fromFebruary 16–18, 2008, at UCSB

Invited Speakers

  • John Broome (Oxford University), “Responding to Reasons”
  • Thomas Pink (Kings College, London), “Reason, Voluntariness and Moral Responsibility”
  • Peter Railton (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), “Rational Desire and Rationality in Desire”
  • Joseph Raz (Columbia University Law School, Oxford University), “Reason, Reasons and Normativity”
  • Connie Rosati (University of Arizona), “The Story of a Life”
  • David Velleman (New York University), “Love and Nonexistence”
  • R. Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley), “Reasons, Values, and Agent-Relativity”
  • Ralph Wedgwood (Oxford University), “A Platonic Theory of Reasons for Action”


  • Joshua Gert (Florida State University)Niko Kolodny (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Ulrike Heuer (University of Leeds)
  • Pamela Hieronymi (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Nadeem Hussain (Stanford University)
  • Niko Kolodny (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Douglas Lavin (Harvard University)
  • Mark Schroeder (University of Southern California)
  • Pekka Väyrynen (University of California, Davis)