Association for Social and Political Philosophy

Annual Conference 2017 - University of Sheffield, June 27-29

University of Sheffield

Conference theme: Political Ethics

Keynote Speakers: Chandran Kukathas (LSE) & Clare Chambers (Cambridge)

Conference organizers: Matt Sleat & Ed Hall 

We will give priority to proposals for papers from any methodological approach that address the ethical, or more broadly normative, questions pertaining to the political realm including: the relationship between morality and politics; the proper ends of politics; the appropriate behaviour or standards of judgement of political agents; the principles that should guide political design; the nature of political membership and our duties to those beyond our political community. We also welcome paper and panel proposals that address other areas of social and political philosophy.

Please send paper and panel proposals to by 31st January 2017. Paper proposals should consist of a title, abstract (500 words max), and a short biographical blurb (including institutional affiliation). Proposals for panels (with between 3-5 papers) should include the above information for each paper, as well as a short intellectual rationale for the panel.  We will endeavour to respond to proposals by 1st March 2017. 

All queries should be directed to the conference email address:

The Association for Social and Political Philosophy (formerly the Association for Legal and Social Philosophy) was founded in 1972.

The Association aims to promote inquiry in the fields of social and political philosophy, broadly conceived, and welcomes the participation of those working in any area of normative philosophy, including moral and legal philosophy.

The Association's journal, Res Publica, was founded in 1995 and is published by Springer. It appears quarterly.  

Since its inception the the Association has organised an annual conference. The participation of graduate students in these conferences is welcomed.