The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880


2020 Joint Session Online!

Due to uncertainty about the possibility of international travel and large gatherings in July, the Mind Association, the Aristotelian Society and the local organisers at the University of Kent will hold the 94th Joint Session online.

This year's local organisers are Graeme A. Forbes and Simon Kirchin.

The conference will take place from 17.00 on Friday 10 July to 19.00 Sunday 12 July (all times BST). The Plenary Sessions, the Postgraduate Sessions, and the SWIP Sessions will be pre-recorded videos that we release at the start of the conference, with speakers finding time to respond to your comments and questions over the course of the weekend.

The Open Sessions, to reflect their more informal work-in-progress feel, and the logistics of dealing with so many, will be hosted on a website of the speaker’s choosing, and we will link to them from the official Joint Session website.

There will also be a series of events such as a live virtual pub quiz, a role playing game, stand-up comedy, publishing advice sessions, and more. Please see details of the full program here. The quiz will be on the Saturday evening (8pm). You will be able to compete on your own or as part of a team, communicating with one another through a group chat or call. If you wish to do the latter please assemble your team and agree on your communications system in advance!

Attending the conference online is free, and the Supplementary Volume containing symposium papers will be free to access here for an extended period from 3rd to 13th July.

For full details and to participate in the conference, please see the official conference website.

The Programme


Symposium I

Reference and Communication


Symposium II

Mirgration and Justice

Symposium III

Conceptions of Mental Disorder

Symposium IV

Group Lies

Symposium V

Medieval Modalities

Symposium VI

Normative Powers

further info

future joint sessions

2021 joint session:

july 2021

2022 joint session:
St Andrews

july 2022

2023 joint session:

july 2023

supplementary volume

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.

Subscriptions to the Supplementary Volume also includes online access via Wiley Online Library (please note that one-off purchases of the hardcover volume do not include membership or online access).

The 2018 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | Cardiff University

past conferences

2019 joint session:

19 - 21 july 2019

2018 joint session:

6 - 8 july 2018

2017 joint session:

14 - 16 july 2017

subscribing memberships

Subscribing members receive online access to the Proceedings from 2000 to the most current issue.

Subscribing members also receive the bound, hardcover volume of the latest Proceedings through the post.