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Welcome to the home page of the Mississippi Philosophical Association. As set forth in our constitution, the purpose of the MPA is to increase the understanding and appreciation of philosophy; to encourage research and advance the standards and ideals of the teaching of philosophy; and to cultivate an interest in the study of philosophy in Mississippi institutions of higher learning.

The MPA holds an annual meeting, usually in the spring, featuring papers by faculty, students, and invited speakers. Members not on the faculty of one of the four multi-person philosophy departments in the state pay $20 per year in dues, but the annual meetings are free and open to the public. Prior conferences focused on Consciousness (2013-14), Philosophy of Biology (2012-13) and Experimental Philosophy (2011-12). Our most recent conference was in April 2015 at Millsaps College. The theme was Philosophy of Race, with Robert Bernasconi of Penn State University as the keynote speaker.

The 2015-16 meeting will be on Attention and will be held at Mississippi State University. For more information about the upcoming conference, contact the vice-president, Mike Bruno (mb1595@philrel.msstate.edu). For all other inquiries, contact the secretary-treasurer, Neil Manson (namanson@olemiss.edu).

Officers for 2015-16:

PRESIDENT:

Steven Smith, Department of Philosophy, Millsaps College (smithsg@millsaps.edu)


VICE-PRESIDENT AND PROGRAM CHAIR FOR 2015-16 CONFERENCE:

Mike Bruno, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University (mb1595@philrel.msstate.edu)


SECRETARY-TREASURER:

Neil Manson, Department of Philosophy and Religion, The University of Mississippi (namanson@olemiss.edu)


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTS

Bart Moffatt, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University

Donovan Wishon, Department of Philosophy and Religion, the University of Mississippi

Robert Thompson
, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University