Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2011

  • Start Date: Jul 1, 2011
  • End Date: Jul 3, 2011
  • Location: Hulme Hall, University of Manchester
  • Venue Address: Hulme Hall
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  • Contact Phone: 01224 27 2343
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The Society for Applied Philosophy (UK) 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 Annual Conference 2011 will be an open themed applied philosophy conference (papers will be considered from the full range of topics in applied philosophy). Plenary speakers include Connie Rosati (Arizona), Katie McShane (Colorado), Marilyn Friedman (Vanderbilt / Charles Sturt), Kasper Lippert Rasmussen (Aarhus), and Hugh LaFollette (University of South Florida St Petersburg)

Postgrad Essay Prize | Keynotes | Programme | Registration | Travel and Venue

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 for any travel expenses incurred within the United Kingdom, to and from the event.  


Connie Rosati

(University of Arizona)

Katie McShane

(Colorado State University)

Authenticity and Jewish Self-Hatred

Marilyn Friedman

(Vanderbilt / Charles Sturt University)

Kasper Lippert Rasmussen

(Aarhus University)

The Greatest Vice

Hugh LaFollette

(University of South Florida St Petersburg)


Chair-commentators are still required for some of the (concurrent) sessions.  Chair-commentators have the opportunity to give a brief response to a paper at the conference as well chairing discussion in that session.  If you would like to be included in the programme in this role please contact



Registration is now open and will close on Friday 3 June 2011.



  • Rate 1 - Full Weekend (Registration, B&B Fri+Sat, Dinner Fri+Sat, Lunch Fri-Sun) SAP non-members £300 / SAP members £280
  • Rate 1.1 - Student Full Weekend (8 places only) (Registration, B&B Fri+Sat, Dinner Fri+Sat, Lunch Fri-Sun) SAP non-members £220 / SAP members £200
  • Rate 2 - Full weekend day delegate (includes lunch Fri-Sun (dinner not included) SAP Non-members £180 / SAP members £170 (Registration, Lunch Fri-Sun)
  • Rate 3 - day delegate single day (please specify which days) SAP Non-members £85 / SAP members £80 (Registration, Lunch on day/s registered)
  • Rate 4 - Student SINGLE DAY ONLY (3 places) £50 (rate can only be selected for one day of the conference - includes registration and lunch

The four £100 overseas students bursaries available to assist overseas students with travel costs have now been awarded.  Unfortunately, no further applications can be considered.  

Click here to register

**N.B. Regrettably, the Society cannot be held responsible for changes to the programme which occur as a result of volcanic ash disrupting air travel, nor can the Society be held liable for reimbursing conference fees of delegates consequently unable to attend.


Hulme Hall is situated 1.5 miles south of the city centre, with  free parking available on site and additional on the road parking.

It is just off Wilmslow Road and is well served by frequent bus services to the city centre and University main campus. Parking is also available at the NCP car park on Hathersage Road, a 5 minute walk away.

Oxford Place, Manchester, M14 5RR

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