Conferences

Each year the Royal Institute of Philosophy offers sponsorship of up to £3,000 for a conference hosted by a university department of philosophy.  Proposals for conferences to be held in 2009 and 2010 will be welcomed in autumn 2008. 

Since 1986, the proceedings of conferences have been published by arrangement with the Cambridge University Press as supplements to the Institute’s journal, Philosophy.

Conference topics have included: 

  • 1969 Southampton: Philosophers into Europe           
  • 1971 Canterbury: Philosophy of Psychology                       
  • 1973 Exeter: Philosophy of Education           
  • 1975 Lancaster:  Reason and Religion
  • 1977 Norwich:  Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • 1979 Lancaster: Law, Morality, and Rights           
  • 1981 Keele:  Space, Time and Causality
  • 1983 Lancaster:  Philosophy and Its Past
  • 1985 Bristol: Philosophy and the Visual Arts
  • 1986 Belfast: Moral Philosophy
  • 1987 York:  Philosophy and Medical Welfare
  • 1989 Glasgow: Explanation
  • 1990 Lampeter: Human Beings
  • 1991 Liverpool: Philosophy, Religion, and the Spiritual Life
  • 1992 Birmingham: Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science
  • 1993 Cardiff: Philosophy and the Natural Environment
  • 1994 Bradford: Philosophy and Technology
  • 1995 Ulster: Philosophy and Pluralism
  • 1996 Reading: Thought and Language
  • 1997 St Andrews: Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • 1999 Edinburgh: Naturalism, Evolution and Mind
  • 2000 LSE: Time, Reality and Experience
  • 2001 Manchester: Philosophy and the Emotions
  • 2002 Oxford:  Agency and Action
  • 2003 Durham: The Philosophy of Need
  • 2004 Cambridge: Philosophy and Economics
  • 2005 Hertfordshire: Narrative and Understanding Persons
  • 2006 Leeds: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics
  • 2007 UCL:  Immanuel Kant:  From Philosophy to Physics
  • 2008 Liverpool:  India and Europe:  New Philosophical Horizons
  • 2009 Edinburgh: The Metaphysics of Consciousness
  • 2010 Oxford Brookes: Human Nature

For details of this year's conference, click HERE.

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