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The 97th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association Conference

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

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Established in 1910, the Joint Session is the UK's leading general philosophy conference. Held annually during the summer by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, it has taken place at nearly every major university in the UK and Ireland.

Events Schedule: 

Friday, 7 July

12.00 – 17.00: Registration (Main Building, Malet Street)

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch

12.30 – 16.00: Society Meetings

15.30 – 16:30: Refreshments

16.30 – 18.00: Inaugural Address (Beveridge Hall, Senate House)
Ursula Coope (Oxford)
Aristotle on Movement, Incompleteness and the Now

18.15 – 20.15:Lex Academic sponsored Wine Reception (Beveridge Hall, Senate House)

20.15 – 21.45: Conference Dinner (Beveridge Hall, Senate House)

20.15 – 23.00: Drinks in George Birkbeck Bar (Main Building, Malet Street)


Saturday, 8 July

08.00 – 17.00: Registration (Main Building, Malet Street)

9.00 – 10.50: Symposium I— Logic and Convention
Jack Woods (Leeds)
Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm)

10.20 – 11.10: Refreshments

11.10 – 13.00: Symposium II— Second Person Perspectives
Dan Zahavi (Copenhagen)
Katalin Farkas (Central European University)

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

13.00 – 14.00: Aristotelian Society and Mind Association Joint Meeting II

14.00 – 16.00: Open Sessions (first of three blocks), including Mind Fellow Lecture - Jules Holroyd

16.00 – 16.30: Refreshments

16.30 – 18.30: Open Sessions (second of three blocks)

16.30 – 18.30: Society for Women in Philosophy Session

18.30 – 20.00: Barbeque (Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street)

20.00 – 21.50: Symposium III— Gaslighting
Kate Manne (Cornell)
Carla Bagnoli (Modena)

21.50 – 23.00: Drinks in George Birkbeck Bar (Main Building, Malet Street)


Sunday, 9 July

9.00 – 10.50: Symposium IV— Aesthetic Knowledge and Appreciation
Thi Nguyen (Utah)
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck)

Symposium V— Justice and the Family
Elselijn Kingma (KCL)
Véronique Munoz-Dardé (UCL/Berkeley) and Mike Martin (Oxford/Berkeley)

10.50 – 11.15: Refreshments

11.15 – 13.15: Open Sessions (third of three blocks)

13.15 – 14.30: Lunch

13.15 – 14.15: British Philosophical Association Open Meeting

14.30 – 16.30: Postgraduate Sessions

16.30 – 17.30: Refreshments

17.30 – 19.20: Symposium VI— Foundations of Normativity
Errol Lord (Pennsylvania)
Conor McHugh (Southampton)

19.20 – 23.00: Drinks in George Birkbeck Bar (Main Building, Malet Street)



Student accommodation is for single rooms with shared bathroom at International Hall. The rate for the room per night is £61.20. Please email and put Birkbeck in the subject heading to request a booking.

For those seeking alternative accommodations we recommend The Bedford Hotel or The Tavistock Hotel. Those needing accommodation should book as early as possible to avoid sold out hotels.



We are working with UCL Day Nursery to offer childcare. If you would like to pursue this, please contact Alex Grzankowski (


Early bird rates close May 15.

All registrants should also be members of the Aristotelian Society.





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