The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

est. 1880

About

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.

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

The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and has since expanded from its main campus in the historic city of Canterbury to include other sites in the Medway towns and in various European capitals. It balances research intensity with high-quality teaching, covering a large number of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including a broad portfolio in the arts and humanities.  A new Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries will be launched in 2020, and the University was recently successful in its bid to launch a new medical school (run jointly with Canterbury Christ Church University) which will admit its first students in September 2020. The last time the Joint Session visited Kent was 2004.

The Programme

********** Friday, 10 July 2020 **********

12.00 - 17.00

Registration

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

13.00 - 14.30

Aristotelian Society Executive Committee meeting
Mind Association Executive Committee meeting

14.30 - 14.45

Aristotelian Society AGM
Mind Association AGM

15.00 - 16.15

Joint Meeting of Aristotelian Society and Mind Association I

16.00 - 17.00

Refreshments

19.00 - 20.00

Wine Reception

20.00- 21.30

Conference Dinner

18.00 - 02.00

Bar


********** Saturday, 11 July 2020 **********

07.00 - 08.45

Breakfast

09.00 - 12.00

Registration


09.00 - 10.50

Symposium I



Imogen Dickie  | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Imogen Dickie (Toronto/St Andrews)

Zoltan Szabo | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Zoltan Szabo (Yale)

10.50 - 11.10

Refreshments



11.10 - 13.00

Symposium II


Alison Jaggar  | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Alison Jaggar (Birmingham)

Lorna Finlayson  | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Lorna Finlayson (Essex)



Symposium III


Rachel Cooper | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Rachel Cooper (Lancaster)

Lisa Bortolotti| 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Lisa Bortolotti (Birmingham)

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch
Joint Meeting of Aristotelian Society and Mind Association II
Society for Women in Philosophy Open Meeting

14.00 - 16.00

The Postgraduate Session

16.00 - 16.30

Refreshments

16.30 - 18.30

The Open Sessions I
Society for Women in Philosophy Session

18.30 - 19.45

Dinner

18.00 - 02.00

Bar


********** Sunday, 12 July 2020 **********

07.00 - 08.45

Breakfast


09.00 - 10.50

Symposium IV



Jennifer Lackey | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern)

Liam Kofi Bright | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Liam Kofi Bright (LSE)


Symposium V



Robert Pasnau | 2020  Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Robert Pasnau (Colorado, Boulder)

Arif Ahmed | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Arif Ahmed (Cambridge)

10.50 - 11.15

Refreshments

11.15 - 13.15

The Open Sessions II

13.15 - 14.15

British Philosophical Association AGM

13.15 - 14.30

Lunch

14.30 - 16.30

The Open Sessions III

16.30 – 17.20

Refreshments



17.30 - 19.20

Symposium VI

Ruth Chang  | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Ruth Chang (Oxford)

Victor Tardos | 2020 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Kent

Victor Tadros (Warwick)

19.30 - 20.15

Dinner

18.00 - 01.00

Bar

further info

future joint sessions

XCV
2021 joint session:
Hertfordshire

july 2021

XCVI
2022 joint session:
St Andrews

july 2022

XCVII
2023 joint session:
TBC

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

XCIII
2019 joint session:
Durham

19 - 21 july 2019

XCII
2018 joint session:
Oxford

6 - 8 july 2018

XCI
2017 joint session:
Edinburgh

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.

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