Understanding Value IX

7-9 July 2020

Understanding Value 2020 will be the ninth annual instalment of the University of Sheffield’s successful postgraduate conference, dedicated to the philosophical study of issues and topics surrounding the notion of “value”.

We take “value” to be broadly construed: Since this topic permeates many different questions in our general philosophical discourse, and various fields within our discipline face questions concerning the nature and application of value, our conference welcomes submissions from all areas of philosophy. This includes, but is not limited to, ethics (meta-, normative, and applied), aesthetics (including the philosophy of literature, film, fine arts, and so on), epistemology (individual or social), political philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, meta- philosophy, and metaphysics. Further, we welcome inter- and transdisciplinary contributions, since especially the notion of value shows how philosophy is interconnected with other disciplines and areas of study within the humanities.

In the past, we have received many high-quality submissions from speakers across the UK and beyond. These excellent talks have made for an extremely philosophically stimulating environment. Presentation have included topics from all major areas in philosophy.


£ 2390

Lead Student

Anna Klieber

Other student organisers

  • Henry Roe (University of Sheffield)
  • Barney Riggs (University of Sheffield)
  • Yuhan Fu (University of Sheffield)
  • Lillian Wilde (University of York)

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