Call for Abstracts

Annual Pre-RoME Workshop

The Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals (SSEA) will host a day-long workshop on August 12, 2020. This preconference event is being held in conjunction with the Thirteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, which takes place August 13-16. This event is made possible by generous support from CU Philosophy Department’s Center for Values and Social Policy. The workshop will have a pre-read format, with the aim of providing focused, constructive feedback on works in progress. This year, all talks will be presented online. For copies of the papers and the Zoom links, email

“Human Identity, Animal Identity, and Reflective Endorsement”

Rachel Robison-Greene, Utah State University

Comments from Danny Weltman, Ashoka University

“What Do Animals Deserve?”

Stephen Kershnar, SUNY Fredonia

Comments from Julia Mosquera, Institute for Futures Studies

“(Cat)egory Mistake: The Invalidity and Ethical Consequences of Feline

Behavior Assessments”

Derek Halm, Utah State University

Comments from Angela Martin, University of Basel

“Contractualism and the Scope of Morality”

Alisabeth Ayars, Princeton University

Comments from Corey Katz, Georgian Court University

“The Nature of Activism and the Value of Ruining Someone’s Dinner”

David Killoren, Dianoia Institute / Richard Rowland, University of Leeds

Comments from Sofia Huerter, University of Washington