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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 reception 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


49. 2023, University of Pittsburgh

48. 2022, University of Milan, Milan, Italy (Joint with ESPP)

47. 2021, Virtual

46. 2020, Meeting canceled due to COVID-19

45. 2019, University of California, San Diego

44. 2018, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

43. 2017, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

42. 2016, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

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.

49th Annual Meeting, 2023

The 2023 meeting of SPP will be held at the Univesity of Pittsburgh on June 20-23.

Accomodations (Hotel and Dorms)

SPP has reserved a block of 75 rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn (10 minutes by feet from the Cathedral of Learning). Please book by May 21st. Please use this link or call the Hilton directly and refer to the SPP conference. Dorms at U.Pitt are available and may be booked through registration by May 28th.

Conference Schedule

Conference program is now available.

June 20
Preconference on Memory (Organized by Sarah Robins & Felipe De Brigard)

June 21
Keynote by Abigail Marsh (Georgetown University)
Symposium on Social Movement and Change
Speakers: Samia Hesni, Sahar Heydari Fard, Rebecca Peretz-Lange, Ny Vasil

June 22
Symposium in Honor of Lila Gleitman
Speakers: Joshua Armstrong, Sharon Armstrong, Noam Chomsky, Mandy Simons

June 23
Keynote by Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Symposium on Concepts and Scientific Reasoning
Speakers: Kevin Dorst, Melissa Kibbe, Benjamin Rottman, James Woodward

More details about the conference will be posted here when they are available.

Questions about the meeting should be directed to the conference organizers. The conference organizers are Nadia Chernyak (UC Irvine, Cognitive Science) and Sara Aronowitz (U Toronto, Philosophy). The local organizer is Edouard Machery (U Pittsburgh, History and Philosophy of Science).

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