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Welcome to the Web home 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. In the 2009-2010 academic year, we held our conference in February of 2010 at Mississippi State University on the subject of Environmental Ethics. Click here for a nice photo of the keynote lecture, which Professor J. Baird Callicott delivered on Friday night, February 5th. We will have more photos available soon. For more information, click on the "Conferences" link on the left hand menu bar.

In the 2008-2009 academic year, we held our conference in the fall of 2008, rather than in the spring. Click here for more information about the conference.
Click here for PHOTOS of the conference. Thanks to everyone for participating in the event. See a photo collage here.

Members pay $20 per year in dues, but anyone is welcome to the mailing list and to meetings free of charge.

Officers for 2009-2010:

PRESIDENT:

Trisha Phillips, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University of Mississippi, trisha.phillips@msstate.edu.


VICE-PRESIDENT AND PROGRAM CHAIR FOR OUR 2011 CONFERENCE:

John Bickle, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Mississippi State University of Mississippi, trisha.phillips@msstate.edu.


SECRETARY-TREASURER:

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


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTS

Eric Thomas Weber, Department of Public Policy Leadership, The University of Mississippi, etweber@olemiss.edu.

Steven Skultety
, Department of Philosophy and Religion, The University of Mississippi, skultety@olemiss.edu.