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 94th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Kent from 10 to 12 July 2020.
From a university started with some 500 students and 150 staff on a greenfield (and rather muddy) site, the University of Kent has grown today into an institution of over 19,000 students and over 3,000 staff. Consistent top 20 positions in major league tables and two Queen’s Anniversary Prizes reinforce its enviable reputation for the quality and distinctiveness of its academic activities and locations. With campuses at Canterbury and Medway and centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome, Kent is “the UK’s European university".
Full programme coming soon ...
Michael Morris (Sussex)
Imogen Dickie (St. Andrews / Toronto) & Zoltan Szabo (Yale)
Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) & Lisa Bortolotti (Birmingham)
Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) & Liam Kofi Bright (LSE)
Alison Jaggar (Birmingham) & Lorna Finlayson (Essex)
Robert Pasnau (Colorado Boulder) & Arif Ahmed (Cambridge)
Ruth Chang (Oxford) & Victor Tadros (Warwick)
10–12 July 2020
University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NZ
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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.
2019 joint session:
19 - 21 july 2019
2018 joint session:
6 - 8 july 2018
2017 joint session:
14 - 16 july 2017
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Subscribing members also receive the bound, hardcover volume of the latest Proceedings through the post.