SAP sponsored event — Bodies in Context: Epistemological Considerations for a Diverse Society

The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to be hosting the BU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference again this year on March 31 – April 1, 2023. The topic for this year’s conference is Bodies in Context: Epistemological Considerations for a Diverse Society. Our two-day, in person conference will feature seven graduate student presentations and a keynote address. We […]

Society for Applied Philosophy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme

The Society has launched a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme for researchers in applied philosophy who are within two years of receiving their PhD. Up to two one-year fellowships, worth £16,000 each, will be awarded each year to support post-doctoral research to be undertaken at a university in any country. The application deadline for this year’s fellowships is the […]

In memoriam: Brenda Almond

The SAP is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Brenda Almond, Emeritus Professor of Moral and Social Philosophy at the University of Hull. Professor Almond co-founded the SAP with Anthony O’Hear in 1982. She devoted many years to the development of the Society, helping it to become the leading body in the field […]

SAP sponsored event: Symposium: “Adorno’s ‘Sexual Taboos and Law Today’ – Sixty Years On”

This one-day hybrid symposium is dedicated to Theodor W. Adorno’s text ‘Sexual Taboos and Law Today’ on the occasion of its sixty-year anniversary. First published in 1963, Theodor W. Adorno’s essay ‘Sexual Taboos and Law Today’ responded to changing attitudes to love and desire during a period of sexual liberation. Critiquing repressive bourgeois morality and progressive […]

SAP sponsored event: BIPPA Annual Conference 2022: Race, Gender, Identity

Every year, the British and Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BIPPA) organises its Annual Conference, when we aim at bringing together postgraduate students from all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland to present their work, meet their peers and strengthen the postgraduate philosophical community. The conference includes talks by graduate students, keynote addresses by […]

SAP sponsored event: IRNEP: Economics and Philosophy Early Career Conference

The 4th IRNEP conference will take place at the University of Reading on the 29th and 30th of September 2022. The aim of the conference is to promote a dialogue between the disciplines of Economics and Philosophy, in order to provoke alternative points of view and interesting discussions. Attendees, who are PhD and early career researchers from throughout the UK, […]

SAP sponsored event: Responsibility and Autonomy in Artificial Intelligence

New technologies, especially those based on artificial intelligence (AI), develop at rapid speed. In fact, AI increasingly executes tasks that previously only humans could do, such as communicating freely with others (e.g. Alexa), driving cars, performing complicated medical tasks, firing guns as part of autonomous weapon system, or even selecting job applicants. What is more, […]