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Society for Philosophy
and Psychology

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43rd Annual Meeting

June 28 - July 1, 2017

Johns Hopkins University

Submission Deadline: 10 February 2017

Call for Papers 2017

Presentation types:

  • Oral Presentations: 15-20 minutes plus Q&A
  • Posters

Abstracts can be submitted here:

Please submit an abstract of no more than 1500 words. Submissions are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science. They must be written in a format appropriate for anonymous review and employ gender-neutral language. Individual authors may submit only one abstract as first author, though they may be co-authors on other submissions. All submissions will be considered for oral or poster presentation.

SPP has established a fund devoted to increasing diversity within the society. Eligible student presenters are invited to apply for travel awards when submitting via Easy Chair. Travel awards are to be used to cover conference-related expenses, including transportation, lodging, food, and conference registration. A limited number of additional graduate student travel awards will also be allocated.

See the meeting page for more information and past programs

Invited Program

Brit Brogaard, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Alison Gopnik, and Dan Schacter


  • Bayesianism in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience with Edouard Machery, Michael Rescorla, Richard Samuels, and Fei Xu
  • Consciousness and Introspection with Elizabeth Irvine, Hakwan Lau, Michael Shadlen, and Wayne Wu
  • Race, Language, and Social Identity with Luvell Anderson, Anthony Burrow, Ron Mallon, and Marjorie Rhodes
  • Testimony and Collective Memory with Alin Coman, Bryce Huebner, Jennifer Lackey, and Melissa Koenig

    Preconference Workshop June 28th on Cognitive Science and Aesthetics
    co-sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetics


  • art and pleasure: Mohan Matthen, Paul Bloom, Ed Connor, and Dmitri Tymoczko
  • art and skill (perceptual): Diana Raffman and Dustin Stokes
  • art and skill (performance): Emma Gregory, Mike McCloskey, and Barbara Landau; and Barbara Gail Montero
  • creativity: Dan Schacter, Peter Carruthers, Anjan Chatterjee, and Elisabeth Camp

    There will also be a general discussion, led by Jerry Levinson, and a dance performance by Barbara Gail Montero and Gregory Kolarus of "Echolocation", with music composed by Dmitri Tymoczko.

    Note: submissions concerning cognitive science and aesthetics that are accepted for poster presentation will be included in the first poster session, the evening of the workshop.


    Presidential Address by Shaun Nichols
    Address by the Stanton Prize Winner
    William James Prize for best student submission
    Poster Prize

    Inquiries about the meeting should be directed to the Program Committee Chairs: Steven Gross and Tamar Kushnir Inquiries about the local arrangements should be directed to the Local Arrangements Chair Steven Gross.


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