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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. Awards are given for best student papers. Our most recent conference was in April 2014 at the University of Mississippi - Conscious Thought and Thought about Consciousness, with keynote speaker David Chalmers.

Prior conferences focused on Philosophy of Biology (2012-13) and Experimental Philosophy (2011-12). In the spring of 2015 we will meet at Millsaps College. The theme will be Philosophy of Race.

Members pay $20 per year in dues, but anyone is welcome to the mailing list. Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information about the upcoming conference, contact the vice-president, Steven Smith (smithsg@olemiss.edu). For all other inquiries, contact the secretary-treasurer, Neil Manson (namanson@olemiss.edu).

Officers for 2014-15:

PRESIDENT:

Donovan Wishon, Department of Philosophy and Religion, The University of Mississippi (dwishon@olemiss.edu)


VICE-PRESIDENT AND PROGRAM CHAIR FOR 2014-15 CONFERENCE:

Steven Smith, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Millsaps College (smithsg@millsaps.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

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