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Society for Philosophy
and Psychology

minding minds since 1974

Annual Meeting

The SPP sponsors an annual meeting, usually held in June. Meetings consist of invited lectures and symposia, contributed papers, and a Presidential address. Social events include a receptions and lunch meetings. SPP encourages suggestions for the invited portion of the program for upcoming meetings. These should be directed to this year's Program Chairs. We encourage philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive scientists more broadly to submit contributed papers to the meeting.

Diversity Initiatives

The SPP Diversity Committee holds sessions at the annual meeting. In addition, in 2011 there was a meeting, chaired by Valerie Tiberius and Carrie Figdor, regarding the APA-funded project to use SPP expertise to begin experimentally Studying the Gender Gap in Philosophy. The resulting report is was published in Hypatia in 2012, Volume 27 (4):949-957. SPP is also now offering a number of travel awards for graduate students to encourage diversity.

Past Meetings


41. 2015, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

40. 2014, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

39. 2013, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

38. 2012, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

37. 2011 Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada (in conjunction with the ESPP)

36. 2010 Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon

35. 2009 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

34. 2008 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

33. 2007 York University, Toronto, Canada

32. 2006 Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

31. 2005 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

30. 2004 Barcelona, Spain (in conjunction with the ESPP)

29. 2003 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

28. 2002 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

27. 2001 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

26. 2000 Barnard College and Columbia University, New York, New York

25. 1999 Stanford University, Stanford, California

24. 1998 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

23. 1997 New School For Social Research, Manhattan, New York

22. 1996 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

21. 1995 State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York

20. 1994 University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

19. 1993 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

18. 1992 McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

17. 1991 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

16. 1990 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

15. 1989 University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

14. 1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

13. 1987 University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California

12. 1986 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

11. 1985 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

10 . 1984 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

09. 1983 Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

08. 1982 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

07. 1981 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

06. 1980 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

05. 1979 New York University Medical Center, New York, New York

04. 1978 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

03. 1977 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

02. 1976* Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

01. 1974* Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

* As a result of moving meeting time from fall to spring, no meeting was held between fall 1974 and spring 1976.

42nd Annual Meeting, June 2016

The next meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be held 2-4 June 2016, with a pre-conference workshop on transformative experience and the self on June 1st, organized by Laurie Paul and Fiery Cushman. It will be held on the campus of University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas.

Hope to see you in Austin!

Schedule and Program

The SPP 2016 program is now up, and we also have a nice conference flyer!

Presentation Instructions

Poster presentations: We recommend a poster size of 3' (height) by 4' (width).

Registration and Dues Payment

Online Payments can be made by credit card or PayPal. You can join the SPP or pay your annual dues along with your registration. If you join, you get to take advantage of member registration for this meeting. For on-site registration, please go to the registration desk in the first floor lobby of the Seay Building (Psychology).

for the 2016 meeting

Housing for the Meeting

Conference housing is provided at the AT&T Center. Guests can now book rooms within the SPP block by calling the hotel at (512) 404-3600 and requesting the Society for Philosophy and Psychology room block.

Additionally, we've put together a list of alternative (and cheaper) housing options near UT Austin. You can find that here

Child Care

The suggested childcare provider is, who provide the highest-rated childcare services in the Austin area. Their nannies are accustomed to care in hotels if needed and are all background checked and certified to provide all necessary care and transportation to other activities around town or to any place on campus. Fees for temporary nannies are a $40 per day agency fee, plus an hourly rate starting at $14-18 per hour paid to the nanny (depending on the number of children). Please contact for more information.



Program chairs: Jonathan Phillips and Liane Young

Local arrangements chair: Cristine Legare

SPP Secretary/Treasurer: Tony Chemero

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