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  • 16 May 2014 5:30 PM | Anonymous
     
     

    The philosophical community will be saddened to learn that David Malet Armstrong died on the 13th of May after a long illness: two months shy of his 88 thbirthday. DMA or Armo, as he was affectionately known, is the most important philosopher that Australia has produced. Such has been his impact that he not only made major contributions to the philosophy of mind, epistemology and metaphysics, he also played a significant role in laying out the terrain and setting the agenda in those fields. As one reviewer put it when summing up Armstrong’s book What is a Law of Nature?, ‘all future work ... starts here’.

    The Australasian Association of Philosophy expresses its sadness at David Armstrong’s death, and offers its condolences to his wife Jenny and her children and his sister Suzanne.

    The University of Sydney will host a Memorial for David Armstrong in the Great Hall at 2.00pm on Wednesday 16 July.

     


    The AAP hopes that this page can be used to collate and share thoughts about Professor DM Armstrong. If you leave a post, make sure you add your name at the end, and your email, if you wish.
  • 03 Apr 2014 8:26 AM | Anonymous
    The 2014 Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Conference is being hosted by the Australian National University. It will be held in sunny Canberra, July 6th-11th. Registration for the conference is now open!

    The keynote speakers for this year's conference are:

    Catriona MacKenzie (Macquarie University) undefined AAP Presidential Address
    Cecile Fabre (Oxford University)
    John Hawthorne (Oxford University)
    Christian List (London School of Economics)
    Philip Pettit (Princeton University and ANU)undefinedAlan Saunders Memorial Lecturer.

    To register or submit an abstract (max. 200 words), visit the conference website at:  http://www.aap-conferences.org.au/

    Papers in all areas of philosophy are welcome. Alongside the regular sessions, there will be the following streams:

    Philosophy, Politics and Economics:  In Celebration of Geoffrey Brennan (Co-ordinator:  Nic Southwood)
    The Ethics of Force:  War, Self defence, and other cases  (Co-ordinator: Seth Lazar)
    Advances in Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences and Psychology  (Co-ordinator:  Glenn Carruthers)
    Teaching Philosophy (Co-ordinator:  Philip Cam)
    Continental Philosophy (Co-ordinator:  Joanne Faulkner)
    The Philosophy of Frank Jackson and Michael Devitt (Co-ordinator:  Kim Sterelny)

    These streams are open to all conference delegates.

    For more information please go to http://www.aap-conferences.org.au/.  The cut off date for submission of abstracts and for early bird registration prices is 1 May 2014.

    Please direct any enquiries to phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au<mailto:phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au>

    AAP 2014 Organizing Committee
    Daniel Stoljar (ANU)
  • 21 Feb 2014 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    The second phase of the ARC’s Public Consultation on its draft documents for ERA 2015 has opened. This emil invites submissions on the Draft ERA 2015 Journal and Conference Lists, available through the ERA 2015 consultation website.

    AAP members are invited to send any contribution they wish to make towards an AAP submission to Eliza Goddard (elizagoddard@aap.org.au), by 3 March 2014.

  • 20 Feb 2014 1:15 PM | Anonymous
    Registrations are now open for the 2014 AAP conference, to be hosted by the Australian National University. The Conference will commence on Sunday 6 July with an address by the AAP President and a welcome reception.  For more information please go tohttp://www.aap-conferences.org.au/.  The cut off date for submission of abstracts and for early bird registration prices is 1 May 2014.

    Please direct any enquiries to phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au
  • 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:
    http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/research/2014_pg_conference.shtml

    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

    Workshops:
    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: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x683mobfg7nrd27/xp05PxKuCr

    If you have any questions or concerns, email the conference organisers: appc2014@gmail.com
  • 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: http://www.arc.gov.au/era/ 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 (elizagoddard@aap.org.au), 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>>
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