The Society for Applied Philosophy was founded in 1982 with the aim of promoting philosophical study and research that has a direct bearing on areas of practical concern. It arose from an increasing awareness that many topics of public debate are capable of being illuminated by the critical, analytic approach characteristic of philosophy, and by direct consideration of questions of value. These topics come from a number of different areas of social life - law, politics, economics, science, technology, medicine and education are among the most obvious. The purpose of the SAP is to foster and promote philosophical work that is intended to make a constructive contribution to problems in these areas. It does so through events, conferences, and lecture programmes.
Open themed event
The event will be an open themed applied philosophy conference (papers will be given across a wide range of topics in applied philosophy).
Plenary speakers include Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State University), Fabienne Peter (University of Warwick), Rob Reich (Stanford University), Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Ron Mallon (Washington University, St. Louis) and Angela M. Smith (Washington and Lee University)
CFP IS NOW CLOSED. NO FURTHER SUBMISSIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
Chair persons are still required for some of the sessions. Chair persons are responsible for introducing a session at the event, ensuring sessions begin and end on time, and for chairing the discussion during that session. Chair persons must hold or have held an academic position in philosophy or have completed or be a completing a PhD in philosophy. If you meet this criteria and are interested in being included in the programme in this capacity for one (or more) of the sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (please state academic position, etc. and institutional affiliation).
Annual Conference POSTGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE
A prize will be awarded to the best postgraduate essay submission. The winning student will receive free registration and accommodation at the conference as well as reimbursement of travel expenses incurred (up to £250).
This year's winner is Susanne Burri (LSE) who will present her paper in Zurich: Personal Sovereignty and Our Moral Rights to Non-Interference
Time-Expenditure and Meaningful Living
(Arizona State University)
The Epistemic Circumstances of Democracy
(University of Warwick)
Toward a Political Theory of Philanthropy
What's the Point of Sufficiency?
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
How to Invent Human Kinds
(Washington University, St. Louis)
Attitudes and Control
Angela M. Smith
(Washington and Lee University)
All attendees must register for the event:
Registration must be completed by Friday 7 June 2013
[Registration is a two step process.
Step 1: please complete and submit the delegate information form
Once this information has been submitted you will be asked to complete
Step 2: 'select meals and rates' (payment is made via step 2 - paypal shopping cart).
Both steps must be completed to ensure registration for the event.]
N.B. Accommodation is not included in this year's registration options. Please see below for further information on accommodation.
Outline of registration prices / options
Rate 1 - full weekend = £99 (SAP members); £119 (SAP non-members)
Rate 2 - day delegate = £44 per day (SAP members); £54 per day (SAP non-members)
N.B. Accommodation at the event is not included in the registration process. Those planning to attend are encouraged to purchase accommodation at soonest convenience to ensure the best prices. Accommodation for the event can be booked via the following links:
N.B. If making a booking over the phone, delegates should mention that they are participants of the Group "S.A.P Jahreskongress 2013" to benefit from reduced accommodation rates.
The Society can also contribute to the cost of attendance for persons with disabilities. Enquiries should go to email@example.com in the first instance.