The Joint Session is a three-day conference in philosophy that is held annually during the summer by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. It has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Since 1910, the Joint Session has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working in a broad range of philosophical areas. Inaugurated by the incoming President of the Mind Association, the Joint Session includes symposia, open and postgraduate sessions, and a range of satellite conferences.
The 88th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Cambridge from 11 to 13 July 2014.
This year’s local organiser is Dr Tim Button.
The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.
Friday, 11 July 2014
The Inaugural Address
17.00 - 19.00
Reasons for Belief, Perception and Reflective Knowledge
Chaired by David Papineau (KCL)
Saturday, 12 July 2014
symposium I - Truth and Meaning
9.00 - 10.45
Chaired by Tim Button (Cambridge)
Symposium II - Moral Testimony
11.15 - 13.00
Chaired by Alison Hills (Oxford)
Moral Testimony, Moral Virtue and the Value of Autonomy
14.00 - 16.00
Chaired by Matthew Soteriou (UCL) & Rory Madden (Warwick)
16.30 - 18.30
Symposium III - Culpability, Duress and Excuses
20.00 - 21.45
Chaired by Richard Holton (Cambridge)
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Symposium IV - The Ethical Significance of Persistence
09.00 - 10.45
Chaired by James Warren (Cambridge)
Symposium V - Self-Regulation
17.00 - 18.45
Chaired by Tim Crane (Cambridge)
The Third Horse: On Unendorsed Association And Human Behavior
88th joint session
the aristotelian society & the mind association
11 to 13 july 2014
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB3 9DA
future joint sessions
2015 joint session:
10 - 12 july 2015
2016 joint session:
8 - 10 july 2016
2017 joint session:
7 - 9 july 2017
Visit our Future Joint Sessions page for further information.
The inaugural address and symposia for the Joint Session are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume, which is published digitally and in hardcover every June. The Supplementary Volume is sent to subscribing members of the Society in categories 4 and 5.
Members in other categories can purchase the hardcover Supplementary Volume from the Online Shop. Volumes will also be available at the registration desk during the conference.
The hardcover volume is printed in black on an 80gsm white book wove stock accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Binding is in dark blue Arbelave Library Buckram over 2500 micron boards blocked in gold on the spine. This makes for a strong, attractive and durable book with a scuff resistant and wipeable cover.
2013 joint session:
12 - 14 july 2013
2012 joint session:
6 - 8 july 2012
2011 joint session:
8 - 10 july 2011
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