CFP: 20th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Submission deadline: May 15, 2012

Conference date(s):
August 28, 2012 - August 31, 2012

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Conference Venue:

European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
London, United Kingdom

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This meeting marks the 20th Anniversary of the ESPP. The occasion will be marked by a symposium in memory of former ESPP president, Marc Jeannerod, and a number of talks by other former ESPP presidents (Josef Perner, John Campbell, and Pierre Jacob). Please join us in London to celebrate 20 years of successful interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

General Aim

The aim of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology is 'to promote interaction between philosophers and psychologists on issues of common concern'. Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, computer scientists and biologists are encouraged to report experimental, theoretical and clinical work that they judge to have philosophical significance; and philosophers are encouraged to engage with the fundamental issues addressed by and arising out of such work. In recent years ESPP sessions have covered such topics as spatial concepts, simulation theory, attention, joint attention, reference, problems of consciousness, introspection and self-report, emotion, perception, early numerical cognition, infants' understanding of intentionality, memory and time, motor imagery, counterfactuals, the semantics/pragmatics distinction, minimalism in linguistic theory, reasoning, vagueness, mental causation, action and agency, thought without language, externalism, connectionism, hypnosis, and the interpretation of neuropsychological results.


The Society invites submitted symposia, papers and posters for this meeting. Submitted papers are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to psychologists, philosophers and linguists. Papers should not exceed a length of 20 minutes (about 8 double-spaced pages) for a total 30 minute session. Submissions may be by abstract (ca. 500 words) but in the case of philosophical submissions a full paper is preferred. Please state the primary discipline of your paper (philosophy, psychology, or linguistics) by checking the respective box during the online submission process.

The Society also encourages joint submission of papers as symposia topics (for 3 and up to 4 speakers across different disciplines) – the convenor should submit a brief (1000 word) description of the symposium topic in addition to each participant submitting an abstract/paper – all papers considered as part of a submitted symposium will also be considered for independent presentation. The selection of talks in a symposium should be suitable to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion. There may be some financial support available for the travel expenses of symposiasts (partial coverage of costs).

There will also be poster presentations. A submission for a poster presentation should consist of a 500-word abstract. Submitted papers may also be considered for presentation as posters.

All submissions (whether abstracts or full papers) should be in PDF-format and should be properly anonymized in order to allow for blind refereeing.

The deadline for submission of papers and posters is 15th May, 2012.

The deadline for submission of symposia proposals is 29th February, 2012.

Please use the online submission form to be found at: (this requires registering with EasyChair, which is easy to do and free of charge).

If you have any questions, contact us by writing an email to: [email protected]

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