European Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2017

**Submission Deadline Extended until 31 March**

The 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology will take place at the University of Hertfordshire, de Havilland Campus, Aug. 14-17, 2017.

This conference is dedicated to the memory of Fabian Dorsch, who was Philosophy Programme Chair of the ESPP from 2011 to 2014.

Online submission: via EasyChair
Conference website:

Keynote speakers:

  • Susan Gelman (Psychology, Michigan)
  • Elisabeth Pacherie (Philosophy, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
  • Liina Pylkkänen (Linguistics and Psychology, NYU)
  • Joseph Raz (Philosophy and Law, Columbia)

Invited Symposia:

  • Automatic and Executive Control of Action (Organizers: John Michael; Warwick)
  • Intention and Motivation (Organizer: Sarah Paul; Wisconsin)
  • Psychological Essentialism (Organizer: Marjorie Rhodes; NYU)
  • Compositionality (Organizer: Markus Werning; Ruhr University Bochum)


The Society invites submitted symposia, papers and posters for this meeting. Submissions are refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to psychologists, philosophers and linguists. Symposia are allocated a two-hour slot and consist of a set of linked papers on a common theme. Symposia should typically include perspectives from at least two different disciplines (e.g., philosophy and linguistics). Symposia organizers should submit an outline of the symposium along with a list of speakers and abstracts as a single document. Please do not submit more than one PDF file per symposium. Please do not submit more than one PDF-file per symposium. Papers should not exceed a length of 20 minutes (about 8 double-spaced pages) for a total 30 minute session. Submissions may consist of a 500-word abstract, though in the case of philosophical submissions a full paper is preferred. A submission for a poster presentation should consist of a 500-word abstract. When submitting your paper or poster online, please first indicate the primary discipline of your paper (philosophy, psychology, or linguistics) and whether your submission is intended as a paper or a poster. Submitted papers may also be considered for presentation as a poster if space constraints prevent acceptance as a paper or if the submission is thought more suitable for presentation as a poster. If you would like us to consider your paper also as a poster in this way, please select the relevant 'paper or poster' option. All paper and poster submissions (whether abstracts or full papers) should be in PDF-format and should be properly anonymized in order to allow for blind refereeing.

There will be a Fabian Dorsch book prize for the best paper on imagination and/or perception and a separate book prize for the best poster.

The extended deadline for submission of SYMPOSIA, PAPERS and POSTERS is now 31st March (midnight, GMT), 2017. There will be no further extension.

The full CFP is available here:

Submissions should be made online via Easychair:

General Aim:

The aim of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology is "to promote interaction between philosophers and psychologists on issues of common concern". Psychologists, neuroscientists, linguists, computer scientists and biologists are encouraged to report experimental, theoretical and clinical work that they judge to have philosophical significance; and philosophers are encouraged to engage with the fundamental issues addressed by and arising out of such work. In recent years ESPP sessions have covered such topics as theory of mind, attention, reference, problems of consciousness, introspection and self-report, emotion, perception, early numerical cognition, spatial concepts, infants' understanding of intentionality, memory and time, motor imagery, counterfactuals, the semantics/pragmatics distinction, comparative cognition, minimalism in linguistic theory, reasoning, vagueness, mental causation, action and agency, thought without language, externalism, hypnosis, and the interpretation of neuropsychological results.

Programme chairs:

  • Ian Phillips;
  • Hannes Rakoczy;
  • Gillian Ramchand;
  • Louise Richardson

Local organisation: Constantine Sandis

If you have any questions about the conference programme and submission process please contact the programme chairs by writing an email to:

For questions concerning local organisation please contact Constantine Sandis (