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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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: Henry Richardson (Georgetown), Melinda Roberts (College of New Jersey), Robert E. Goodin (Essex/ANU), Marcia Baron (Indiana University Bloomington), R. Jay Wallace (Berkeley), and Agnieszka Jaworska (UC Riverside)
The call for papers is now closed. The submission deadline was Monday 13 Jan 2014
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).
Chair persons will be required for some of the sessions at the conference. Chair persons are responsible for introducing speakers during one (or more) of the concurrent sessions, ensuring the session begins and ends on time, and for chairing Q&A after the speaker's presentation. 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 are interested in being included in the programme as a chair person for one (or more) of the sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (please state academic position, etc. and institutional affiliation).
Using fnal ends for the sake of better policymaking
(College of New Jersey)
Robert E. Goodin
(University of Essex / Australian National University)
A Kantian Take on the Supererogatory
(Indiana University, Bloomington)
Normative Interests, Normative Relationships, and the Problem of Promissory Obligation
R. Jay Wallace
(University of California, Berkeley)
Impairments of Reason and the Capacity to Love
All attendees must register for the event
Outline of registration prices / options
Rate 1 - full weekend (registration, lunch, t&c, dinner, accomm Fri 27, accomm Sat 28) £360 non members, £340 members.
Rate 1.1 student full weekend (registration, lunch, t&c, dinner, accomm Fri 27, accomm Sat 28) £240 non members, £220 members (20 places, this rate option is available to students only)
Rate 2 - day delegate full weekend (registration, lunches fri-sun, t&c fri-sun, fri and sat dinner) £210 non members, £190 members.
Rate 2.1 - student full weekend day delegate (registration, lunch, t&c, fri/sat dinner) - £140 non members, £120 members (20 places, this rate option is available students only)
Rate 3 - day delegate (registration, lunch, t&c, fri/sat dinner) £90 non members, £80 members.
Rate 4 - faculty day rate (registration, t&c) i.e. no lunch or dinner Oxford faculty staff only: £40 non members, £35 members (this option is available to University of Oxford faculty staff and students only)
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.