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CFP: Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference 2013

28-30 June, 2013
University of Zurich

The Society for Applied Philosophy (UK) 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 considered from the full range of topics in applied philosophy).

Plenary speakers include Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State University), Fabienne Peter (University of Warwick), Rob Reich (Stanford University), Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Ron Mallon (University of Utah) and Angela M. Smith (Washington and Lee University)


Please submit a 3000 word paper ACCOMPANIED BY a 500 word abstract to be considered for inclusion in the programme.

Papers (with accompanying abstract) can be submitted here


The deadline for submissions is Monday 14 January 2013

Only submissions that include both abstract and paper 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 500 word abstract for each paper to be included in the panel here.

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)

Registration for this event opens March-April 2013
All attendees must register for the event:

Registration rate options to be announced

Accommodation at the event is not included in this year’s conference rates. Those planning to attend are encouraged to purchase accommodation at soonest convenience to ensure the best prices. Accommodation for the event can be booked via the following links:

German: http://www.zuerich.com/de/kongresslandingpages/kongress39.html [1]
English: http://www.zuerich.com/en/kongresslandingpages/kongress39.html [2]

N.B. In order to benefit from reduced accommodation rates, when booking accommodation delegates should mention that they are participants of the Group “S.A.P Jahreskongress 2013”.

Further details at the conference website:

http://www.appliedphil.org/details/event/1362935/Society-for-Applied-P hilosophy-Annual-Conference-2013.html [3]