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The University of Southampton

British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Conference Event

23 - 25 June 2015
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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Event details

The BPPA Annual Conference is an annual philosophy conference run by and for postgraduate students in the UK, as well as the occasional keen traveller from foreign parts.

Spread over three days, the BPPA Annual Conference, aims at philosophical rigour but seeks also to leaven the deep-furrowed ponderings with social frolicking and gambolling. Typically, the Conference has 12-16 postgraduate speakers, plus two distinguished keynote speaker from Oxford University and UCL. The atmosphere is always very friendly and helpful, and the conference is a lot of fun.

We invite submissions to the 2015 BPPA conference, to be held in the University of Southampton on the 23rd-25th June, 2015. The conference will provide a platform for postgraduate philosophy students to present their research and share ideas in a supportive and collegial environment. It will also include, on the 25th, a careers day with vocational advice.

Please send anonymised abstracts of between 500 and 800 words for papers of 20-25 minutes to Mr James Camien McGuiggan at by 1 May 2015. Queries are welcome and should be directed to the same address. Submissions are welcome in any area and tradition of philosophy, and should be in a standard file format (e.g., .doc, .docx, .pdf, .odt). We also invite volunteers to give brief, c.-5-minute, responses to the papers. A small bursary is available from the British Philosophy of Sport Association (BPSA) for any papers accepted on the philosophy of sport.

We will try to secure funding to cover expenses for as many participants as possible. However, participants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institution.

The University of Southampton is committed to equality along all axes, and submissions from under-represented groups are especially welcome. The conference will be held in an accessible building, and if you have any particular requirements, including dietary requirements, we will do all we can to accommodate. All abstracts will be double-blind reviewed.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Stephen Mulhall - University of Oxford

Professor Lucy O'Brien - UCL


Conference Sponsors

Mind Association

Mind & Language Journal

Humanities School of Southampton

British Philosophical Association

British Philosophy of Sport Association

British Society for Ethical Theory

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