Call for Papers

ISUS 2020 ~ Utility and Politics
The 16th conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago, 30 July-1 August 2020 (Thursday-Saturday)

In a time when the regimes of democratic representation and scientific/administrative expertise that the classical utilitarians did so much to promote are under serious strain across the globe, ISUS 2020 will meet to assess the past, present, and future achievements and failures of utilitarian ethics, law, policy, and political economy. Although we invite paper and panel proposals on all subjects related to the study of utilitarianism, proposals that speak to the conference theme Utility and Politics are especially welcome.

Click here to submit your (approximately) 400-word paper or panel proposal. Proposals can also be sent to

The proposal deadline has been extended to 29 February, with responses to be given by mid-April.