Call for Abstracts: Rational Action and Moral Agency (NormativitĂ  Pratica 2021 Workshop, 11 June 2021)


Rational Action and Moral Agency

Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia, 11 June 2021


Keynote Speaker

Micheal Smith (Princeton University)

Three Conceptions of Agency

Call for Papers

The workshop is organized as a part of the activities of the Area of Practical Philosophy within the “Centre for Communication and Research” of the Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia. It originates from the experience of the Permanent Seminar on Practical Normativity established in 2016 ( with the sponsorship of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy. The aim of the group is to provide a forum where scholars working in the field of practical philosophy can meet, study, and discuss a variety of issues in metaethics, philosophy of law, political philosophy, philosophy of action, theories of justification and the public order, moral philosophy and applied ethics.

We now invite paper proposals that engage, inter alia, with the following issues:

  • Moral agreement and disagreement;
  • Constitutivism about practical reasons;
  • Conceptions of agency;
  • Ideal conditions on rational agency;
  • Moral constraints on deliberation;
  • Moral obligations;
  • Practical normativity;
  • Moral knowledge.


Paper proposals (500 words max) should be prepared for blind review and submitted electronically by May 1st, 2021 at

Decisions will be made and communicated by May 15th, 2021.

Given the current global pandemic this workshop will be held online. The link to the workshop will be provided along with the finalized program after May 15th.

For more information, please see the workshop website:

The conference is sponsored by the SIFA – Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy ( and the PhD program FINO –Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium (