Journal of Applied Philosophy

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Edited By: Christopher Bennett

Online ISSN: 1468-5930

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Annual Lecture

Each year the Society for Applied Philosophy hosts a lecture which all are welcome to attend, followed by a reception for SAP members.

Larry TempkinLarry Temkin presented 2013’s lecture, Universal Healthcare in the Developing World: Solution or Siren? Some Preliminary Thoughts. Read the paper based on this lecture for free here.
Joseph RazJoseph Raz presented the 2012 lecture 'Death in Our Life', in Oxford, May 2012. A paper based on this lecture and written by Raz will be published in 2013. Read the free paper.
Amartya SenThe 2011 lecture The Global Reach of Human Rights was given by Professor Amartya Sen in June 2011 in Oxford. Read the free paper.

Society for Applied Philosophy Events

The Society for Applied Philosophy's Annual Conference is held at the weekend occuring at the beginning of July/end of June each year and is open to all. The 2014 conference took place in Oxford on the 27-29th June.

Podcast Series

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Podcasts from the Society for Applied Philosophy

Each year, a podcast is made in conjunction with the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Lecture.

Visit the Society for Applied Philosophy podcast page to listen to previous lectures on the topics of:

- The Global Reach of Human Rights
- Militant Modern Atheism
- Measuring Development, Poverty and Gender Equity
- Naturalism, Normativity, and Applied Ethics

Calls for Papers

Call for papers

Critical Philosophy of Race: Beyond the USA
The Journal of Applied Philosophy invites submissions for a proposed special issue on the relevance of the Critical Philosophy of Race beyond the US experience. The guest co-editors for the proposed volume will be Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (UCL) and Albert Atkin (Macquarie).
The deadline for submissions for this special issue is 31st January 2015.
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Annual Prize for the Best Article

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2013 Winning Article:
We are very pleased to announce that Daniel Friedrich has been awarded the prize for best paper published in the Journal of Applied Philosophy in 2013 for his paper, 'A Duty to Adopt?'.

2012 Winning Article:
Floating Provisos and Sinking Islands
Avery Kolerl

The Journal of Applied Philosophy will award an annual prize of £1000 to the best article published in that year's volume. The judgement as to the best article is made by the editors of the journal. The Society for Applied Philosophy's annual lecture, published in the journal, will not be eligible for the prize of best article. View the Author Guidelines to submit your article for consideration.

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The Society for Applied Philosophy was founded in 1982 with the aim of promoting philosophical study and research that has a direct bearing on areas of practical concern. It arose from an increasing awareness that many topics of public debate are capable of being illuminated by the critical, analytic approach characteristic of philosophy, and by direct consideration of questions of value.

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