Philosophical Groups and Societies


There are a lot of academic philosophy groups and philosophical organizations. But we don’t know about all of them.

So we thought it would be useful to develop a centralized list of academic philosophy groups, societies, associations, networks, and the like, with links to their websites.

To do that, we’ll need your help.

An initial version of the list is below. Much of it is based on a list (without links) maintained by the American Philosophical Association.

Since we know there are many more organizations than those on that list, we’re asking you to tell us about them.

If you know of an organization, society, group, association, or network in academic philosophy you think should be on this list, please mention it in the comments along with a link to its website, and we will add it to the list in the post. Such organizations may be based anywhere in the world. We only ask that you limit yourself to suggesting groups that are (a) primarily for academic philosophers, (b) have members from more than one institution, (c) are intended to be ongoing (as opposed to, say, ending when a grant ends), and (d) have a website.

The list will be updated with your suggestions periodically. (If it has been a few days since your suggestion and it hasn’t yet been added to the list, please email us.)

Thank you!

Academic Philosophy Groups, Societies, Networks, and Associations

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Anna Alexandrova
7 months ago

British Society for Philosophy of Science, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, European Philosophy of Science Association, Eastern European Network for Philosophy of Science

Chris Scambler
7 months ago

There is also the newly formed European Society for the Philosophy of Mathematics: https://philmath.eu/

Shawn Standefer
7 months ago

The Australasian Association for Logic: http://aalogic.org.

Daniel Breazeale
Daniel Breazeale
7 months ago

North American Fichte Society

William
William
7 months ago

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

William
William
Reply to  William
7 months ago
Nicolas Delon
7 months ago

Florida Philosophical Association: https://meta.phil.ufl.edu/host/fpa/

David Liakos
David Liakos
7 months ago

North Texas Philosophical Association

https://ntxpa.org/

Philipp
Philipp
7 months ago

Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie e.V. (GAP), Gesellschaft für Antike Philosophie (GANPH)

Martin Pickup
7 months ago

I guess because the initial list is based on the APA one, this is light on British societies. Some that immediately come to mind are:

The Aristotelian Society (https://www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk/)
The Mind Association (http://mindassociation.org/)
The Royal Institute of Philosophy (https://royalinstitutephilosophy.org/)
The British Society for the History of Philosophy (https://bshp.org.uk/)
The British Society for Philosophy of Religion (http://www.thebspr.org/)

Philipp
Philipp
7 months ago
Josh Myers
Josh Myers
7 months ago

Society for Philosophy and Psychology
https://www.socphilpsych.org/

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
https://www.southernsociety.org/

European Society for Philosophy and Psychology
https://www.europeanspp.org/

Patrick Lin
7 months ago

International Association of Computing & Philosophy is a leading org in technology ethics.

Patrick Lin
7 months ago

International Society for Military Ethics seems to be mostly philosophers as well as some practitioners.

David Martens
David Martens
7 months ago

International Federation of Philosophical Societies
https://www.fisp.org/

Eddy Nahmias
Eddy Nahmias
7 months ago

Georgia Philosophical Society (GPS)
Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP)
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SSPP)

Daniel Weltman
7 months ago

Indian Philosophy Network

https://www.indianphilosophynetwork.org

Brad
7 months ago

I should probably say this in a whisper, but some of us have even been know to attend the meetings of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Though most of those attending are sociologists or historians of science (or economists or anthropologists), some of us do research in areas that intersect with these fields.

Matthew J Brown
7 months ago

The International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, HOPOS https://hopos.org/

Matthew J Brown
7 months ago

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society https://emersonsociety.org/

Matthew J Brown
7 months ago

Kazimierz Twardowski Philosophical Society of Lviv https://twardowski-lviv.org

Jordan
Jordan
7 months ago

North American Association for Philosophy & Education https://naape.org

Martin Lenz
7 months ago
Matthew J Brown
7 months ago

The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) http://femmss.org/

Matthew J Brown
7 months ago

International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology https://iuhpst.org/

Griffin Klemick
Griffin Klemick
7 months ago

The Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC)

https://eptc-tcep.net/

Ben McCraw
7 months ago

Society for Philosophy of Religion (SPR)
https://www.societyphilosophyreligion.org/home

Lucy Osler
7 months ago

European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions – https://www.epsse.org/

Ben Lennertz
Ben Lennertz
7 months ago

The Creighton Club (Upstate New York Philosophical Society)

http://creightonclub.blogspot.com/

Michael Cholbi
7 months ago

European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotion, https://www.epsse.org/

Matt Dean
Matt Dean
7 months ago

International Social Ontology Society: https://isosonline.org/

John Walsh
John Walsh
7 months ago

Christian-Wolff-Society for the Philosophy of the Enlightenment
https://www.christian-wolff-gesellschaft.de/

Willem deVries
7 months ago
Jens Lemanski
7 months ago

Schopenhauer Gesellschaft
http://www.schopenhauer.de
Weigel Gesellschaft
http://www.erhard-weigel-gesellschaft.de

david deamer
david deamer
7 months ago

British Society for Phenomenology (BSP) – https://www.britishphenomenology.org.uk/

Posting Anonymously for Good Reason
Posting Anonymously for Good Reason
7 months ago

Black Dagger Society

Dustin Sigsbee
Dustin Sigsbee

Do you have a URL? My search is only turning up a fantasy novel.

Another Philosopher
Another Philosopher
7 months ago

Young Network for Wittgensteinian Philosophy

https://sites.google.com/view/young-network-wp/home

Last edited 7 months ago by Another Philosopher
Jennifer McWeeny
Jennifer McWeeny
7 months ago

International Simone de Beauvoir Society
https://beauvoir.weebly.com/

and its journal:
Simone de Beauvoir Studies http://www.brill.com/sdbs

David Thorstad
David Thorstad
7 months ago
Professor Ronald Barnett
Professor Ronald Barnett
7 months ago

Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PaTHES) – https://pathes.org/

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen
7 months ago

Here is another one: Institut International de Philosophie https://www.i-i-p.org/

Jacob Joseph Andrews
7 months ago

Aquinas & “The Arabs” International Working Group: http://richardctaylor.info/aaiwg/
St. Louis – Chicago Area Medieval Research Group: https://phartman.sites.luc.edu/sluchi.html
(This is a philosophical Latin reading group)

Virtual Paleography Group: No website, but info here: https://inmediasphil.wordpress.com/2023/08/08/from-paleography-to-real-books/
(Sister group to SLUCHI, another philosophical Latin reading group, but reads texts in original manuscripts rather than in transcription.)

Jacob Levi
Jacob Levi
7 months ago

Society for Contemporary Jewish Philosophy
https://cpjc.mcmaster.ca/

Cecilea
7 months ago

Please list the Society for Philosophy of Emotion: https://www.philosophyofemotion.org/home/about

Axel
Axel
7 months ago
Eric Steinhart
7 months ago

The Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought 
https://www.iarpt.org/

Not Humean
Not Humean
7 months ago

I’m running a small but ambitious research group on “Controversias Actuales en Metafísica Analítica” based in Santiago (Chile). Here’s a link to the webpage with more info: https://giannottiphilosophy.com/grupo-de-lectura-de-controversias-actuales-en-metafisica-analitica/

Andrea Rehberg
Andrea Rehberg
7 months ago

Society for Women in Philosophy UK,
Society for European Philosophy,
Friedrich Nietzsche Society,

Magnus Ferguson
Magnus Ferguson
7 months ago

The Hannah Arendt Circle
https://www.thearendtcircle.com

Kenny Easwaran
7 months ago

Society for Exact Philosophy: https://meta.phil.ufl.edu/host/sep/

Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice: http://www.philmathpractice.org/

Rasmus Pedersen
Rasmus Pedersen
7 months ago

Center for Philosophy of Time (Based in Italy)
https://www.centreforphilosophyoftime.it/

and

Centre for Time (Based in Australia)
https://www.centrefortime.org/

Duncan Richter
Duncan Richter
7 months ago

Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society: https://www.alws.at/

British Wittgenstein Society: http://www.britishwittgensteinsociety.herts.ac.uk/

Nordic Wittgenstein Society: http://www.nordicwittgensteinsociety.org/

North American Wittgenstein Society: https://www.facebook.com/wittgensteinsociety/

John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji
7 months ago

International Society for African Philosophy and Studies – ISAPS

David Martens
David Martens
Reply to  John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji
7 months ago
Antony Eagle
7 months ago

The Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science https://aahpsss.net.au/

The Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology http://theaspp.org/

The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy https://ascp.org.au/

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Torgeir Fjeld
7 months ago

British Philosophy of Sport Association <http://philosophyofsport.org.uk/&gt;
International Society for Research on Solitude <https://isrs.usz.edu.pl/&gt;
Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts <https://www.ereignis.no/&gt;

Isabel Kaeslin
Isabel Kaeslin
7 months ago

EXRE (Experience & Reason)
https://exre.ch/

Liesbeth
Liesbeth
7 months ago

The various SWIP-chapters, including:
SWIP-NL (Society for Women* in Philosophy for the Netherlands and Flanders): https://swip-filosofie.nl/
SWIP Germany: https://swip-philosophinnen.org/

historygrrrl
historygrrrl
Reply to  Liesbeth
7 months ago
Ehud Lamm
7 months ago

Israeli Society for the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
https://www.ishps.org.il/

David Spurrett
7 months ago

The Philosophical Society of Southern Africa (or PSSA): http://philsafrica.org.za/

Filippo Ferrari
7 months ago

European Network for the Philosophy of Logic (EuPhilo): https://euphilo.net/
Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy: http://sifaphilosophy.eu/

Kourken Michaelian
Kourken Michaelian
7 months ago
Camille Buttingsrud
Camille Buttingsrud
7 months ago
Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas
7 months ago

UK Simone Weil Research Network
https://twitter.com/UKWeilNetwork
Website to follow

Philosophers Association of Nigeria - PAN
7 months ago

Philosophers Association of Nigeria – PAN

Stacie Friend
Stacie Friend
7 months ago

-British Society of Aesthetics, https://british-aesthetics.org/
-European Society of Aesthetics, https://www.eurosa.org/
-London Aesthetics Forum, https://www.londonaestheticsforum.org/
-Société Internationales des Recherches sur la Fiction et la Fictionnalité / Association for Studies in Fiction and Fictionality (SIRFF/ASIFF), https://fiction.hypotheses.org/evenement-events

Jessica Leech
7 months ago

UK Kant Society. https://www.ukks.co.uk/

Rafael Winkler
7 months ago

Please add the following:
Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa. This is the link.

Fridolin Gross
Fridolin Gross
7 months ago

Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) https://www.philinbiomed.org/

C. Pence
C. Pence
7 months ago

Belgian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (BSLPS) – https://www.logic-center.be/bslps/
Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) – https://www.sps-philoscience.org/
Société d’histoire et d’épistémologie des sciences de la vie (SHESVie) – https://shesvie.hypotheses.org/

Idoga Kizito OCHALA
7 months ago

Philosophers Association of Nigeria – PAN

Idoga Kizito OCHALA
7 months ago

Philosophers Association of Nigeria – PAN

https://www.pan-edu.org

Clive Cazeaux
7 months ago

Society for European Philosophy
https://societyforeuropeanphilosophy.com/

Paul
7 months ago

Halcyonic Association for Radical Philosophy (HARP)
https://harp.tf/

Raoni Arroyo
Raoni Arroyo
7 months ago

International Network on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information

https://quantuminternationalnet.com/

Jim Collier
7 months ago

Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective: https://social-epistemology.com/

Zoltán György Somhegyi
Zoltán György Somhegyi
7 months ago

International Association for Aesthetics: https://iaaesthetics.org/

historygrrrl
historygrrrl
7 months ago

Ancient Philosophy Society: https://www.ancientphilosophysociety.org/

International Association for Presocratic Studies: https://www.presocraticstudies.org/

Kian Mintz-Woo
7 months ago

Philosophers for Sustainability : https://www.philosophersforsustainability.com/

Oliver BROWN
Oliver BROWN
7 months ago

Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft: https://www.schopenhauer.de/

Jasper van Buuren
7 months ago

Helmuth Plessner Society:

https://helmuth-plessner.de/?lang=en

Jasper van Buuren
7 months ago

The International Merleau-Ponty Circle:

https://www.merleauponty.org/

Klaas Kraay
7 months ago

Toronto Philosophy of Religion Work-in-Progress Group
https://www.torontomu.ca/philosophy/kraay/philosophy-of-religion-work-in-progress/

Klaas Kraay
7 months ago

Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers
https://cscp-scpc.ca/

Jacqueline Wallis
Jacqueline Wallis
7 months ago

International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) https://ishpssb.org/

Fabrice
Fabrice
7 months ago
Peeter Müürsepp
7 months ago

Baltic Association for the History and Philosophy of Science

Mate Penava
Mate Penava
7 months ago

Hegel Society Croatia
https://hegelovo-drustvo.hr/

Philipp Stehr
7 months ago
Dominic McIver Lopes
Dominic McIver Lopes
7 months ago

British Society of Aesthetics https://british-aesthetics.org/
Western Canadian Philosophical Association http://wcpaonline.ca/

Paul McNamara
7 months ago

NNEPA: Northern New England Philosophical Association:

(Thanks you for doing this!)

Ivana
7 months ago

Croatian Philosophical Society

TJ Bonnet
TJ Bonnet
7 months ago

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture: https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/bodymindculture/

Ian James Kidd
Ian James Kidd
7 months ago

Philosophical Society of England – a longstanding public philosophy organisation.

https://philsoceng.uk/

Paul McNamara
7 months ago
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Sean F
Sean F
7 months ago

Husserl Cirlce http://www.husserlcircle.org/

Hegel Society of America
https://www.pdcnet.org/hsa

Viktor Ivanković
Viktor Ivanković
7 months ago

Udruga za promicanje filozofije (Society for the Advancement of Philosophy, Croatia)

http://upf.hr/en/

Janko Nešić
Janko Nešić
7 months ago

Philosophy & Psychiatry Seminar (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia):

https://sites.google.com/view/philosophy-psychiatry-seminar/begin

Pierluigi Graziani
7 months ago

Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze (Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science)
<http://www.silfs.it/&gt;

Jonathan Spelman
Jonathan Spelman
7 months ago

There is the Ohio Philosophical Association at http://ohiophilosophy.org/.

Christopher Satoor, Benjamin Norris
7 months ago

The Idealist Society of North America (ISNA) https://idealistsocietyofnorthamerica.com/

The Idealist Society of North America (ISNA) is an international group of academics, scholars, and researchers dedicated to cultivating a space for the study of idealist philosophy broadly construed. ISNA’s mission is to intertwine the wider tradition of idealism from Plato to the present with this tradition’s instantiation in the fields of 18th and 19th-century German Idealism and 19th and 20th-century British and American Idealism. We view these movements as particularly important moments in the idealist tradition but seek to establish the broader continuity of these movements with the idealist tradition as a whole.

Luca
Luca
6 months ago

British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA)

https://www.bippa.uk/

Last edited 6 months ago by Luca
Janko Nešić
Janko Nešić
6 months ago

Serbian Society for Phenomenological Psychiatry
https://sites.google.com/view/serbian-phenopsychiatry/main

Julián
6 months ago

CeNic: International Center of Studies on Contemporary Nihilism
https://nihilismocontemporaneo.com.co/en/home-2/