Conference on Learning and Changing Norms




Social Philosophy and Policy Conference on Learning and Changing Norms

Journal Published Date: 

Spring 2018

The December 2016 Social Philosophy and Policy conference invited authors to explore broad questions concerning the origin, development, and function of norms, such as: How do social norms provide a framework for social and economic cooperation? Are social norms part of a spontaneous order? What do recent attempts to engineer norm change tell us? Can public policy succeed if it conflicts with basic norms?

The Guest Editors for this issue of Social Philosophy & Policy journal are Gerald Gaus and Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona. The conference was held December 8 - 11, 2016 at Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona and the journal issue will be available from Cambridge University Press spring 2018.

Our distinguished list of participants includes:

  • Paul Aligica, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Cristina Bicchieri, S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fiery Cushman, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
  • Daniel Kelly, Associate Professor, Purdue University
  • Gerry Mackie, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • Ryan Muldoon, Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo
  • Peter Railton, Gregory S. Kavka Distinguished University Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan
  • Carol Rose, Ashby Lohse Professor of Water and Natural Resource Law, University of Arizona and Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law, Yale University Law School
  • David Shoemaker, Associate Professor, Tulane University
  • John Thrasher, Lecturer in Philosophy, Monash University
  • Chad Van Schoelandt, Assistant Professor, Tulane University
  • Peter Vanderschraaf, Professor of Philosophy, University of California Merced