ISSP Conference 2019

We are happy to announce that the 2019 spring conference of the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy ISSP, Sioux Falls, (the former Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy CSSP, Princeton) will take place on 8-10 March 2019 in Lausanne!

The conference theme is Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy

Invited speakers include:
– Alexander Broadie (University of Glasgow)
– Daniel Carey (NUI Galway)
– Jackie Taylor (University of San Francisco)

For travel and accommodation information, visit this page: ISSP 2019 Travel and Accommodation Information.


Here is the Call for Papers (EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 11, 2018):

Tolerance, Sociability and Solidarity in Scottish Philosophy

Societies are kept together by different kinds of glue. Self-interested factors such as the fear of leaving society, and the awareness of various benefits of living with others may play their roles. Yet there are also other factors, such as forms of natural sociability, benevolence and sympathy, solidarity with other members of society, and tolerance with respect to different opinions and values. Sometimes religion is considered helpful for keeping societies together, sometimes it is presented as the very cause of division.

The nature, potential and limits of tolerance, sociability, solidarity and the role of religion were discussed by many philosophers in the Scottish tradition, and in particular in the Scottish Enlightenment. We invite paper proposals that explore the roles of these notions in Scottish philosophy in the first conference of the new Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (ISSP), to be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 8-10 March 2019.

Proposals of not more than 400 words should be sent by email attachment to by November 11, 2018. Decisions will be notified by November 30, 2018.

Funding for Graduate Students
We are also pleased to announce the Gordon Graham Prize in Scottish Philosophy. The winner of this prize will receive financial support including registration, travel, and lodging to attend the 2019 ISSP conference in Lausanne Switzerland. The winner’s paper will also be published in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. The runner-up will be invited to the conference and published in the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. Please submit complete papers of not more than 5,000 words by November 11, 2018 to