Action Network

 

The Action Network organizes a series of meetings in the philosophy of action and ethics. It brings together philosophers of action from a variety of countries, primarily from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, and Israel. At each meeting there will be guests whose work is seminal on the topic. The aim is to facilitate exchange of thought. So rather than having a series of formal talks, the workshops are focused on discussion. The papers discussed at the workshop are distributed in advance to all participants of the workshop. No papers are presented at the workshops. After a short introduction by the respective author, each session is devoted entirely to the discussion of the paper.

In 2012, the Network’s precursor was founded under the title Praktisches Denken und gutes Handeln (Practical Thought and Good Action) as a 5-year DfG funded project (see here for the original website) directed by Dr. Thomas Hoffmann (University of Magdeburg), Dr. Matthias Haase (University of Chicago), and Dr. Tim Henning (University of Stuttgart). After the first seven meetings, a group of people in the original DfG-Network decided to continue the cooperation. Since then, the Network has continued under a new guise, with support from various institutions, most recently from the Humboldt Project.

Organization

The Action Network is currently organized by Matthias Haase (Chicago),  Dawa Ometto (Leipzig), and Erasmus Mayr (Erlangen).

MEMBERS:

Adrian Haddock (University of Stirling)
Alec Hinshelwood (Universität Leipzig)
Alexandra Newton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Amichai Amit (University of Chicago)
Anastasia Berg (Cambridge University)
Andrea Kern (Universität Leipzig)
Anselm Müller (University of Chicago)
Anton Ford (University of Chicago)
Arata Hamawaki (Auburn University)
Ben Laurence (University of Chicago)
Carla Bagnoli (Modena/Oslo)
Christian Kietzmann (Universität Erlangen)
Christoph Schuringa (NCH London)
David Horst (University of Campinas)
David Hunter (Ryerson University)
Dawa Ometto (Universität Leipzig)
Douglas Lavin (UCL)
Erasmus Mayr (Universität Erlangen)
Eric Marcus (Auburn University)
Eric Wiland (UMSL)
Fabian Börchers (FU Berlin)
Helen Steward (Leeds)
Hong Yu Wong (Universität Tübingen)
James Conant (University of Chicago)
Jason Bridges (University of Chicago)
Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina)
John Hyman (Oxford University)

 

Karl Schafer (University of California, Irvine)
Katharina Nieswandt (Concordia University)
Kathryn Lindeman (St. Louis)
Kieran Setiya (MIT)
Luca Ferrero (University of California, Riverside)
Lucy Campbell (Oxford University)
Maria Alvarez (King‘s College London)
Michael Thompson (University of Pittsburgh)
Matthias Haase (University of Chicago)
Patricio A. Fernandez (Universidad de los Andes)
Peter Wiersbinski (Universität Regensburg)
Pirmin Stekeler (Universität Leipzig)
Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool)
Rory O’Connell (University of Chicago)
Sarah K. Paul (University Wisconsin)
Sebastian Rödl (Universität Leipzig)
Sergio Tenenbaum (University of Toronto)
Sukaina Hirji (Virginia Tech)
Susanne Mantel (Universität Saarland)
Tamar Shapiro (MIT)
Thomas Hoffmann (Universität Magdeburg)
Tim Henning (Universität Stuttgart)
Timo Ertz (Universität Gießen)
Ulf Hlobil (Concordia University)
Ursula Coope (Oxford University)
Valerie Aucouturier (University St. Louis, Brussels)
Vanessa Carr (Universität Leipzig)
Will Small (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Wolfram Gobsch (Universität Leipzig)

Forthcoming Events

Two-Way Powers

Workshop / Meeting of the Action Network

July 12-14, 2019
University of Leipzig

Organized by Dawa Ometto (Leipzig) and Matthias Haase (Chicago).

For more info visit Upcoming Conferences

Past Events

Agency and Time

Workshop / Meeting of the Action Network

July 26–28, 2018
University of Leipzig

Organized by Dawa Ometto (Leipzig) and Matthias Haase (Chicago).

 

For further info, click here. 

The Conclusion of Practical Reasoning

Tenth Annual Auburn Philosophy Conference / A Meeting of the Action Network
April 5–6, 2018
Auburn, AL

For further info, click here. 

Virtues and Rational Capacities

7th Meeting of the Action Network
July 7–9, 2017
University of Erlangen

Action and Ability

6th Meeting of the Action Network (DFGNetzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln)
July 7–9, 2016
University of Leipzig

Interaction

5th Meeting of the Action Network (DFG Netzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln)
July 23–25, 2015
University of Leipzig

Being and Goodness

4th Meeting of the Action Network (DFG Netzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln)
July 4–5, 2014
University of Leipzig

Practical Reasoning

3rd Meeting of the Action Network (DFG Netzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln)
November 15–17, 2013
University of Stuttgart

Practical Knowledge

2nd Meeting of the Action Network (DFG Netzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln)
April 19–21, 2013
University of Leipzig

Action Explanation and Causality

1st Meeting of the Action Network (DFG Netzwerk Praktisches Denken und Gutes Handeln)
April 19–21, 2013
University of Leipzig