Society for Philosophy
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.
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.
* 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
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).
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
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Local arrangements chair: Cristine Legare
SPP Secretary/Treasurer: Tony Chemero