Journal of Applied Philosophy

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Edited By: Christopher Bennett

Impact Factor: 0.588

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 30/52 (Ethics)

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. All lectures are recorded and posted on our SoundCloud page.

What's Wrong with Speciesism?
Shelley Kagan presented the 2015 lecture, 'What's Wrong with Speciesism?'. Listen to the lecture, audience discussion, and an interview with Jeff McMahan on the SoundCloud page.

Applying Virtue to Ethics
The 2014 lecture, 'Applying Virtue to Ethics', was given by Julia Annas in Oxford, October 2014. Read the free paper based on this talk here.

Universal Healthcare in the Developing World: Solution or Siren?
Larry 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.

Death in Our Life
Joseph Raz presented the 2012 lecture 'Death in Our Life', in Oxford, May 2012. A free paper based on this lecture and written by Raz can be read here.

The Global Reach of Human Rights
The 2011 lecture 'The Global Reach of Human Rights' was given by Amartya Sen in Oxford, in June 2011. The paper based on this talk can be read here.

Militant Modern Atheism
Philip Kitcher presented the 2010 lecture 'Militant Modern Atheism'. The paper based on this talk can be found here.


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Commodification and Exploitation in Reproductive Markets
In this symposium, Guest Editors Vida Panitch and Christine Straehle have collected together papers that tackle the complex issues that arise when surrogacy meets commerce. Read more here.

Editorial Policy
The Journal of Applied Philosophy uses a triple-masked system: neither editors nor referees know the identity of the author(s), and vice versa. More details are available here. The Journal has also signed up to the British Philosophical Association's Good Practice Scheme.
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2014 Winning Article:
The Editors are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Journal of Applied Philosophy essay prize is Christopher Morgan-Knapp for his article Economic Envy.

2013 Winning Article:
A Duty to Adopt?
Daniel Friedrich

2012 Winning Article:
Floating Provisos and Sinking Islands
Avery Kolers

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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