• 15 Oct 2013 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    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 member (Administrator)
    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 member (Administrator)
    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 member (Administrator)
    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:
  • 10 Sep 2013 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The AAP Postgraduate Steering Committee (PGSC) is welcoming proposals from
    postgraduates from any institution in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore
    with postgraduate philosophy programmes to organise and host the 2014 or
    2015 Australasian Philosophy Postgraduate Conference (APPC).

    Bids close soon (September 27th) as we aim to announce the successful bid
    for the 2014 APPC at this year's conference, to be held from the 4th - 6th
    October this year.

    Please contact Tessa Jones:
  • 07 Sep 2013 8:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DASSH reiterates our strong support for an independent, robust and non-partisan academic peer review grant process. View the media release here

  • 06 Sep 2013 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Australian Academy of the Humanities today cautioned that the Coalition’s proposal to redirect Australian Research Council funds away from projects it deems to be “wasteful” compromises the fundamental principle of funding research based on the criteria of excellence. The AAH's media release is available here>>
  • 11 Jul 2013 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Damon Young is this year's winner of the AAP Media Prize more>>
  • 10 Jun 2013 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    ABC Radio National and the Australasian Association of Philosophyinvite you to be part of a studio audience for the inaugural Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture.more>>
  • 30 May 2013 7:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that the date for submission of abstracts has been extended until Sunday 9 June. Please ensure that you have submitted your abstract online by the deadline as late submissions will not be accepted (see instructions below).

    Please note that Early bird registration will still close on 1st June. To be eligible, payment is due upon the submission of your on-line application or higher rates for after 1 June will apply. So, take advantage of the discount and register and make your payment now!

    It is recommended that non-members become members of the AAP before commencing the registration process. Membership is open to all. The membership fee is equivalent to the difference between the non-member and the member full-conference registration rates. To become a member or to learn more about member benefits, please go to:

    If you are presenting a paper at the conference please take a moment to read 'Instructions for Presentations'. Go to:

    2013 AAP Annual Conference
    4Th Call for papers & Registration

    The 2013 Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Conference is being hosted by the University of Queensland and Bond University. It will be held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Queensland, Australia, 7th - 12th July. Registration for the conference is now open!

    The keynote speakers for this year's conference are:

    Simon Blackburn (Cambridge)
    Mark Colyvan (Sydney)
    Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt)
    Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie)

    To register or register and submit an abstract (max. 200 words), visit the conference website at: (Go to Fees and Registration | Submit and Abstract)

    Papers in all areas of philosophy are welcome. Alongside the regular sessions, we will be announcing a small number of special streams on more focused topics as suggestions arise. So far we have:

    *         Advances in philosophy of the cognitive sciences
    *         Jack Smart
    *           Continental Philosophy

    These streams are open to all conference delegates.

    Abstracts received after 9th June will not be considered.

    Please register by no later that 1st June to take advantage of the early registration discount! Note: payment is due upon the submission of your on-line application or higher rates for after 1st June rates will apply.

    In addition to the conference dinner and opening night reception, there will be a commemorative event: Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture, held on Monday 8th July, at 7pm, ABC studios, Southbank.

    For more information, visit the conference website: or contact the organizers at:

    AAP 2013 Organizing Committee
    Gilbert Burgh (UQ) and Damian Cox (Bond

    Phone: +61 2 3365 6348

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