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Society for Philosophy
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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 Co-Chairs. We also encourage members (especially non-philosophers) 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.

Past Meetings


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.

41st Annual Meeting, June 2015

The next meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be held 4-6 June 2015, with a pre-conference workshop on replication in the sciences on June 3rd, organized by Edouard Machery. It will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Schedule and Program

PDF version of the program.

Presentation Instructions

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

Registration and Dues Payment

PRE-REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. Please go to the registration desk at the Millennium Hotel (Brightleaf Ballroom) to register.

Online Payments can be made by credit card or PayPal. For on-site registration we will accept credit cards, cash ($US), and checks drawn on US banks. 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 the 2015 meeting

Housing for the Meeting

Conference housing is provided by the Milennium Hotel Durham. Guests may call the hotel at (800) 633-5379 or (919) 383-8575 and request the Society for Philosophy and Psychology guest room block, or use the link below. Rates are the same for 1 and 2 beds, but it is possible to add a third bed in a room for an extra charge. Those interested in this option should call the hotel.

You can access the web-portal for conference housing HERE.

Child Care

Child care will be offered during the meeting. The cost is $100 for the first child + $30 per additional child for the whole event, or $40 per child per day. Please reserve your spot by May 15, when you register for the meeting. Please direct any questions to Felipe De Brigard:


Program chairs: Michael Brownstein, Felipe De Brigard and Deena Skolnick Weisberg

SPP Secretary/Treasurer: Tony Chemero

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