facilitating discussions between social philosophers through publications and conferences

North American Society for Social Philosophy

What is NASSP?

The North American Society for Social Philosophy is an international organization of philosophers founded in 1984. It owns the Journal of Social Philosophy, organizes sessions in conjunction with the national meetings of the American Philosophical Association and the Canadian Philosophical Association, confers an annual award for the best new book on social philosophy, and publishes a peer-reviewed volume of selected conference proceedings. The annual international conference from which these papers are drawn provides a collegial environment for the sharing of professional work in social philosophy, broadly conceived, and from its inception a quarter century ago has emphasized the support and nurturance of serious intellectual engagement, in contrast to an atmosphere of competion or doctrinal exclusion. Themes for the conference range from the sociological to the ethical to the political (and the economic and legal), and the conference is methodologically ecumenical as well; the Society supports work in so-called mainstream philosophical analysis and the history of philosophy, along with a wide range of alternative perspectives(e.g.: feminism, critical race theory, marxism, post-colonial theory,libertarianism, gender studies).