Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2014

June 27, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Society for Applied Philosophy

St Anne's College
United Kingdom

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Keynote speakers:

Marcia Baron
Indiana University
Bob Goodin
Australian National University
Agnieszka Jaworska
University of California, Riverside
Henry Richardson
Georgetown University
Melinda Roberts
The College of New Jersey
R. Jay Wallace
University of California, Berkeley

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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), and 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 [email protected] (please state academic position, etc. and institutional affiliation).


Henry Richardson
(Georgetown University)

Melinda Roberts
(College of New Jersey)

Bob Goodin
(University of Essex / Australian National University)

Marcia Baron
(Indiana University, Bloomington)

R. Jay Wallace

(University of California, Berkeley)

Agnieszka Jaworska

(UC Riverside)



All attendees must register for the event:

Registration will open March/April 2014

[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.]

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)

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