• 19 Feb 2014 10:41 AM | Anonymous
    The 2014 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference will be held at Sydney University on the 22nd to the 24th of April. Registration for this year's APPC is now open.

    Registration is free. All attendees (presenting and non-presenting) must register in advance through the online form provided on the conference website:

    Limited funding is available to assist presenters travelling from Singapore, New Zealand, and Australian states and territories other than New South Wales.

    Keynote Speakers:
    Professor Raimond Gaita
    Dr. Catherine Legg

    Professor Stephen Hetherington, the editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, will run a workshop on publishing.

    To share all this information and more here is the conference flyer:

    If you have any questions or concerns, email the conference organisers:
  • 24 Jan 2014 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    The Australian Research Council recently announced a Public Consultation on the Draft ERA 2015 Submission Documents, with a deadline for submissions of 14 February 2014.

    The relevant documents and information about the public consultation are available at: current_consult.htm.

    An AAP submission to this consultation will be coordinated through AAP Council. AAP members are invited to send any contribution they wish to make towards this submission to Eliza Goddard (, by 3 February 2014.

  • 13 Jan 2014 2:39 PM | Anonymous

    AAP Media Professionals' Award 

    The Australasian Association of Philosophy offers an occasional award of $500 to journalists and other media professionals for excellence in the presentation of philosophy or philosophical issues in the media.

    The AAP invites entries/nominations for media work from journalists and other media professionals. Entries/nominations may come from the author or from others. The closing date for entries is 30th March 2014more>>

  • 13 Jan 2014 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    AAP Media Prize 

    The Australasian Association of Philosophy offers an annual prize of $500 for the best philosophical piece(s) published by a professional philosopher in the popular media in Australasia.

    The AAP invites entries/nominations for media work from professional philosophers (including postgraduates and also retired academic philosophers) published in 2013.  The closing date for entries is 30th March 2014. more>>

  • 07 Jan 2014 10:08 AM | Anonymous
    Commencing in 2014, the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) offers an annual prize of $1500 for the development of innovative approaches to teaching philosophy. more>>
  • 07 Jan 2014 8:15 AM | Anonymous
    The AAP Conference is held annually by the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP). This conference is designed to give professional philosophers and philosophy postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy.

    The 2014 AAP Conference will be hosted by Australian National University. It will be held in Canberra from Sunday 6th July to Friday 11th July 2014. more>>
  • 15 Oct 2013 9:44 AM | Anonymous
    Call for papers:

    2013 AAP New Zealand Conference
    8-12 December, The University of Auckland

    The Conference is designed to give academics and postgraduate students in
    Philosophy and related subjects the opportunity to present and discuss
    their papers. All areas of philosophy are welcome. Choose between 60-minute
    and 90-minute long sessions.

    The opening address will be given by Prof Stephen Davies (Auckland) on the
    evening of  Sunday, 8 December. On the evening of Tuesday, 10 December, Dr
    Karen Jones (Melbourne) will give this year's Robert C. Solomon Lecture, to
    which Conference guests are warmly invited.

    Registration for the 2013 AAP New Zealand Conference is now open. You may
    attend as a presenter or without presenting a paper.

    The first deadline for submitting abstracts (with titles) is 08 November
    2013. Please note that you may only submit one paper. If we still have open
    presentation slots after the specified deadline, we will be happy to accept
    further submissions. Priority at that point will be given to first papers;
    after that, we will be open to accepting second papers from authors at our

    We have a limited amount of funding with which to assist postgraduate
    students from New Zealand who present at the Conference. Please visit our
    website for more details (select 'Student Travel Support' in the menu).

    Please also note that on the Friday immediately after the Conference (13
    December) we are hosting a workshop on The Philosophy of Cyber Security:
    Confronting Practice with Reflection. (Details can be found online.)

    Please visit our Conference website for all your information needs first:

    For further questions, feel free to contact the organisers at the following

    Denis Robinson:
    Marco Grix:

    Department of Philosophy
    University of Auckland
    Private Bag 92019
    Auckland 1142
    New Zealand
  • 14 Oct 2013 1:55 PM | Anonymous
    The AAP Postgraduate Steering Committee (PGSC) is now welcoming proposals
    from postgraduates from any institution in Australia, New Zealand, and
    Singapore with postgraduate philosophy programmes to organize and host the
    next Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference (APPC). The Call for
    Bids deadline has been extended, and now closes December 1, 2013.

    The APPC provides the opportunity for postgraduate students from
    Australasia to present their work, debate their ideas, receive feedback
    from peers and form collaborations across institutions. For over two
    decades, APPCs have included discussions with other graduates, meetings
    with successful philosophers, career seminars and/or publishing workshops
    (e.g. with the editor of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy). Recent
    conferences have been held in Auckland and Melbourne.

    A successful bid will likely contain a budget with an indication of
    expected fund sources, a conference planning timeline, and brief details of
    local facilities (including accommodation options). Bidders are encouraged
    to be realistic and creative with their bids. Our comprehensive APPC
    Hosting Guide can be sent upon request, and we are
    happy to assist organisers with any further questions that they might have.

    If you are interested in submitting a Bid, or would like any further
    information about hosting an APPC, please contact Tessa Jones ( or Paul Daniels (

    Be well,
    Paul Daniels
    AAP Council, Student Rep
  • 27 Sep 2013 1:51 PM | Anonymous
    Smart Lecture Adelaide
    J.J.C. (Jack) Smart was Hughes Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide from 1950 to 1972. During that time, he developed ideas about philosophy and philosophical methodology whose importance became acknowledged throughout the world. In a public lecture on 17 Oct, Adelaide philosophers come together to celebrate his life, by describing his main ideas in terms accessible to a general audience. The speakers and their topics will be:
    Chris Mortensen -  Smart’s scientific realism
    Jon Opie   -  Smart’s philosophy of mind
    Graham Nerlich  -  Smart’s theories of time
    Garrett Cullity  -  Smart’s ethics.
    The meeting will be chaired by Gerard O’Brien
    Time and place: Thursday 17 Oct 2013, 7.30pm-9pm, Napier lecture theatre 102,
    Napier Building, University of Adelaide.
    Admission free, all welcome.
  • 23 Sep 2013 8:42 AM | Anonymous
    The AAP has written to the Minister for Education, The Honourable Christopher Pyne MP, raising concerns about statements made by Jamie Briggs about reprioritising and auditing ARC funding. The letter reiterates claims made by AAH and DASSH supporting an independent academic peer review grant process and also notes the valuable research contribution made by Australian philosophers.
    Download the full version of the letter:
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