Sanders Conference on Monism, Nov. 11-12, 2016

rutgersThe 2016 Sanders Conference will be on the topic of Monism, and will take place at Rutgers University on November 11th and 12th, 2016. Conference speakers will include Terry Horgan, Dean Zimmerman, Ricki Bliss, Mark Johnston, Kelly Trogdon, Elizabeth Miller, Ted Sider, and Michael della Rocca. Talk titles and a full schedule of the conference is available at


MSF Annual General Meeting on November 20th, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Marc Sanders Foundation will be held in New York City on Sunday November 20th, 2016.


Sanders Prize in Early Modern Philosophy

The Sanders Prize in the History of Early Modern Philosophy is now accepting submissions from scholars who are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. The award for the prizewinning essay is $10,000. Winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. For guidelines and details, click here. 


Ethics Bowl 2016 Winners

The 2016 prize winners of the National High School Ethics Bowl are (In order of rank):

  1. East Chapel Hill High School, North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl 
  2. Harvard-Westlake High School, Los Angeles High School Ethics Bowl
  3. David H. Hickman High School, Missouri High School Ethics Bowl
  4. Greenhills High School, Michigan High School Ethics Bowl 

For more information, click here.


APA Lecture by Ned Block, March 3rd

Ned BlockNed Block, the Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neural Science at NYU, has been selected by the APA to give the 2016 Marc Sanders Foundation lecture. This lecture will take place on the morning of March 3rd, 2016, during the Central Division meeting of the APA in Chicago.


Eleonore Stump gives Rutgers Religion Lecture on March 10th, 2016


The Philosophy Department at Rutgers University is pleased to announce that the third annual Sanders lecturer will be Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. The lecture will be given on Thursday 10th March 2016 in the Rutgers University Philosophy Department. Title to be announced.  All are welcome to attend this lecture.


Princeton Conference on Infinite Value, Oct 31st – Nov 1st.

Princeton UniversityThe Marc Sanders Foundation joins with Princeton University’s CRNAP Fund to sponsor a two-day conference to be held in Princeton, NJ, on the topic of Infinite Value.  This conference will take place from 1pm Saturday Oct 31st until 5.30pm Sunday Nov 1st, 2015.

Speakers include Nick Bostrom (Oxford), Ram Sewak Dubey (Montclair), Peter Vallentyne (Missouri), Barbera Montero (CUNY), Mark Johnston (Princeton), Kenny Easwaran (Texas A & M), Philip Ehrlick (Ohio), and Eddy Chen & Daniel Rubio (Rutgers).

Enquiries about conference attendance should be directed to the conference coordinator, Robyn Whitaker, at



Peter van Inwagen gives the Sanders Lecture at Rutgers University, March 12th 2015

imgres-1-150x1502015 Sanders Lecture at Rutgers University
The Philosophy Department at Rutgers University is pleased to announce that the 2015 Sanders Lecture recipient is Peter van Inwagen, the John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame.

The lecture will be held at 4.30pm on March 12th, 2015, in the philosophy department seminar room at Rutgers.


Sanders Seminar at Rutgers, Spring 2015

The Marc Sanders Foundation is sponsoring a Sanders Seminar at Rutgers University in Spring 2015, under the direction of Professor Susanna Schellenberg, Department of Philosophy.

The topic of the seminar is “Epistemology: Perceptual Evidence.” Guest speakers include: Tom Kelly (Princeton), Mark Johnston (Princeton), Heather Logue (Leeds), Christopher Peacocke (Columbia), Brian Weatherson (Michigan), and Jessica Brown (St. Andrews).


Sanders Seminar at UNC (Chapel Hill), Spring 2015

A Sanders Seminar will be held at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in Spring 2015, under the direction of Professor L. A. Paul, Department of Philosophy.

The topic of the seminar is “Spatial and temporal experience.” Guest visitors include  Carla Rajme Merino, Brad Skow, Ian Philips, and Barry Dainton.