CFP: Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2014, St Anne’s College, Oxford

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CFP: Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2014, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 27-29 June


Society for Applied Philosophy
Annual Conference 2014

St Anne’s College, Oxford, 27-29 June

Call for papers

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:
Henry Richardson (Georgetown)
Melinda Roberts (College of New Jersey)
Bob Goodin (Essex/ANU)
Marcia Baron (Indiana University Bloomington)
R. Jay Wallace (Berkeley)
Agnieszka Jaworska (UC Riverside)


To have your paper considered for inclusion in the SAP AC2014 programme, please submit a 1500 word abstract and an accompanying 300 word (max) synopsis here

The deadline for submissions is Monday 13 January 2014

Only submissions that include both paper proposal and abstract/synopsis can be considered for the programme.


The organisers hope to include some panel sessions at this year’s annual conference.

If you have a panel topic proposal please submit a 1500 word outline of the session ALONG WITH a 300 word abstract / synopsis for each individual paper in the panel here (deadline for panel session proposals is Monday 13 January 2014)

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
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 (please state academic position, etc. and institutional affiliation).

Further information
Further details about the event can be found on the conference website.

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