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Held annually since 1923, the 2022 Conference will be held online Tuesday to Thursday over two weeks: June 28, 29, 30 & July 5, 6, 7, 2022.

The conference is designed to give professional philosophers and philosophy postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy. Each year the conference attracts around 300 philosophers worldwide.

We welcome submissions in all areas of philosophy. Abstracts can be submitted for papers, panel sessions including author meets critics and multi-author panel presentations and posters. We look forward to an outstanding slate of keynote speakers, as well as talks from fantastic philosophers around the world. 

AAP Conference organisers: Nick Munn and Joe Ulatowski

Enquiries: conference@aap.org.au

2022 ALAN SAUNDERS LECTURE

 

BRYAN MUKANDI

NORMAL AND THE

WHITE FANTASTIC

Recorded by the ABC & available for download after the event.


2022  KEYNOTES

JOHN SUTTON

PLACE AND MEMORY: NAVIGATING THE PAST TOGETHER


GILLIAN RUSSELL

HUME'S LAW BEYOND LOGIC


MONIMA CHADHA

RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT A SELF

BRYAN MUKANDI

PHILOSOPHY, THE MORNING AFTER


JESSICA WHYTE

2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS


DIRK BALTZLY

The Plato Cult?

David Stove’s relentlessly abrasive book of the same title regarded nearly the entire history of philosophy as ‘thought gone wrong’. While Stove’s nastiest vitriol was reserved for Hegel, he regarded Plato -- and especially Neoplatonism -- as little better. While Stove was sceptical that we could arrive at a general theory of how philosophers go so obviously wrong, the essays in The Plato Cult diagnose what Stove regarded as the obvious errors of his contemporaries in terms of their times. For example, Stove argued that the (alleged) absurdities of Popper’s philosophy of science were symptomatic of the Jazz Age and its rejection of every aspect of the Victorian era. In this talk, I’ll place the philosophising of pagan Platonists such as Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, and Hermias of Alexandria in their time and place as a way of understanding why many people now find their writings so repellent in both form and content. More controversially, I’ll draw out some parallels and differences between the present moment and late antiquity in order to provide a diagnosis of why so many people find contemporary analytic philosophy repellent in both its form and content.


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