Philosophy conferences

Philosophy periodically hosts the Annual New Zealand Philosophy Conference. It has also recently hosted a meeting the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy.

Past Philosophy conferences

  • Neglected Virtues: A Conference in Honour of Rosalind Hursthouse, 13-15 August 2015
    The University of Auckland will be hosting a conference in honour of Professor Rosalind Hursthouse in August 2015.  Professor Hursthouse has been a key figure in the contemporary revival of virtue ethics.  Scholars from around the globe will come together to discuss a number of neglected virtues, including contentment, wit, generosity, and thrift, as well as neglected aspects of virtue.
  • New Zealand Philosophy Conference, December 8-12, 2013
    The 2013 Annual New Zealand Philosophy Conference for 2013 (currently under the auspices of the Australasian Association of Philosophy). The Conference began on the afternoon of Sunday 8 December, and finished on the evening of Thursday 12 December. On Friday 13 December there was an associated one-day conference on the Philosophy of IT security.

  • 2012 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, September 28-30, 2012
    The 2012 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference (APPC) is being hosted by The University of Auckland. This conference is designed to give postgraduate students in philosophy and related subjects the opportunity to present and discuss their papers. All areas of philosophy are welcome. Use this opportunity to showcase your work, get feedback from your peers, and network. For further information, visit the conference website.

  • ASCP Annual Conference, December 10-12, 2012
    The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy is holding its Annual Conference at The University of Auckland. The keynote speakers for the conference are Claire Colebrook (PennState / UNSW), Todd May (Clemson), Georgia Warnke (UC Riverside). Plenary sessions will also feature Paul Patton (UNSW) and Kevin Hart (Virginia / ACU).

  • Mini-Conference on Logical Pragmatism, February 25, 2011
    In honour of a visit to New Zealand by Danielle Macbeth, the Universities of Auckland and Waikato are organizing a mini-conference at The University of Auckland. The topic is 'reasoning practices' - broadly conceived. Speakers include Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh), Catherine Legg (Waikato), Danielle Macbeth (Haverford) (keynote speaker), Huw Price (Sydney), and Koji Tanaka (Auckland).

  • Naturalisms in Ethics Conference, July 14-15, 2011
    ‘Naturalism’ is a multiply ambiguous term—hence the title Naturalisms in Ethics—but it is related to a range of questions concerning the relationship of morality to science, evolution, biology, religion, and natural properties (whatever those are). This conference will investigate a wide variety of such questions. The committed speakers include John Hare (Yale Divinity), Rosalind Hursthouse (University of Auckland), Mark Murphy (Georgetown University), and Erik Wielenberg (DePauw University).

  • 2011 APRA Conference, July 16-17, 2011
    The 2011 Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association is holding its annual meeting at The University of Auckland. The speakers for the philosophy of religion conference include Trent Dougherty (Baylor University), John Hare (Yale Divinity), Mark Murphy (Georgetown University), and Erik Wielenberg (DePauw University).

  • ASCP Conference, December 3-5, 2008
    The Post/Human Condition Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP) at The University of Auckland, Dec 3–5, 2008. What is it to be human? The advent of modern science, the industrial revolution, the rise of the modern nation-state, and the development of evolutionary theory conspired to bring about the collapse of traditional understandings of the human condition during the Enlightenment.

  • AAPNZ Conference, December 2-6, 2007
    AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHILOSOPHY (NEW ZEALAND DIVISION) Sunday, 2 December - Thursday, 6 December, 2007.

  • Robert C Solomon Memorial Conference
    On July 28-29 2007, the University of Auckland hosted a memorial conference in honour of Professor Robert C. Solomon.

  • Conference on the Status of Intentional Objects
    On Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26 2007 the University of Auckland hosted a mini-conference on intentional objects and their ontological and epistemic status.