The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

July 10, 2019 - July 13, 2019
University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla
United States

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Call for Papers The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology July 10-13, 2019 University of California, San Diego

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) invites submissions of papers to be presented at its 45th annual meeting to be held July 10-13 at the University of California, San Diego. July 10 will include pre-conference workshops and an opening evening reception, with the main conference activities taking place on July 11-13.
Please submit an abstract of 750 words or less by February 22, 2019 in any area relevant to philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science. Submissions will be refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to SPP. Abstracts should be written in a format appropriate for anonymous review and employ gender-neutral language. The submission site will not allow authors to upload figures; please submit text only. Individual authors may submit only one abstract as first author, but may be listed as co-authors on other submissions. All submissions will be considered for oral or poster presentations. We expect to notify authors of decisions by April 1, 2019.

Please submit abstracts via EasyChair:

Inquiries about the meeting should be directed to the Program Committee Chairs, Marjorie Rhodes ( and Ángel Pinillos ( Inquiries about the local arrangements should be directed to the Local Arrangements Chair, Caren Walker (

Information about travel arrangements and housing will appear on the meeting page as it becomes available: Given that San Diego is a popular tourist location, we suggest that you book accommodations as early as possible.

This meeting is co-sponsored by the following Divisions and Departments at the University of California, San Diego: Division of Social Sciences, Division of Arts & Humanities, Department of Psychology, Department of Philosophy, Department of Cognitive Science, and the Department of Linguistics.

2019 Program Highlights

July 10 Pre-conference Workshop on Philosophy and Psychology of Science (organized by Andrew Shtulman) Pre-conference Workshop on Neural and Computational Representations of Semantics (organized by Alex Huth)

July 11 Keynote Address: Jonathan Cohen (Philosophy, University of California, San Diego) Invited Symposium on Probability and Mind: Elizabeth Bonawitz (Psychology, Rutgers University, Newark), Julia Staffel (Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder), Noah Goodman (Psychology & Computer Science, Stanford University), Michael Rescorla (Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles)

July 12 Address by the winner of the 2019 Stanton Prize (TBD) Invited Symposium on Political Thought: Saba Bazargan (Philosophy, University of California, San Diego), Maureen Craig (Psychology, New York University), Steven Roberts (Psychology, Stanford University), Jerry Gaus (Philosophy, University of Arizona) Banquet at Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Presidential Address by Adina Roskies

July 13 Morning Theme on Philosophical and Psychological Approaches to Social Change Keynote Address: Daphna Oyserman (Psychology, University of Southern California) Invited Symposium: Emile Bruneau (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania), Myisha Cherry (Philosophy, University of California, Riverside), Alison Master (Psychology, University of Washington), Jason Stanley (Philosophy, Yale University)

SPP Prizes and Awards The Stanton Prize is awarded to a leading young interdisciplinary researcher. The William James Prize is awarded to the best student submission. Attendees will vote on the best poster for the SPP Poster Prize. SPP has established a fund devoted to increasing diversity within the society. Eligible student presenters are invited to apply for travel awards when submitting their abstracts via Easy Chair. Travel awards are to be used to cover conference-related expenses, including transportation, lodging, food, and conference registration. A limited number of additional graduate student travel awards will also be allocated.

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