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.

author Larry Tempkin

Larry Tempkin 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 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 Sen 

The 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 2014 conference will be held in Oxford on the 27-29th June. The 2014 conference will be open themed, for more details click here.

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

Issues of Global Taxation, Journal of Applied Philosophy

Applied Epistemology
The Journal of Applied Philiosophy invites submissions on the topic of Applied Epistemology, for a proposed special issue of the journal. The guest co-editors for the proposed volume will be David Coady (Tasmania) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield)
The deadline for submissions for this special issue is 30th June 2014.
Click here for full details

Annual Prize for the Best Article

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We are pleased to announce Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield) as the new Journal of Applied Philosophy editor.

The Journal of Applied Philosophy will henceforth award an annual prize of £1000 to the best article published in the year's volume. The first award was made in respect of Volume 28 (2011). The judgement as to the best article is made by the editors of the journal.

The Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture, published in the journal, will not be eligible for the prize of best article.

2012 Winning Article:
Floating Provisos and Sinking Islands
Avery Kolers

View the Author Guidelines to submit your article and be in with a chance of winning!

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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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