The Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology was formed in 2017 to promote interaction in Australasia among philosophers and psychologists, broadly construed to include anyone interested in scientific study of the mind, and scholars in related fields on issues of common concern (including but not limited to neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, and anthropology).
The initial activities of the Society are made possible by the generosity of our founding members.
The primary function of the ASPP is to hold a biennial conferences that brings together philosophers and scientists with a common interest in study of the mind.
The next ASPP Conference will be held at University of Queensland, Brisbane, December 2021. Visit the conference website for more details.
The first ASPP conference was hosted at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia 5-7 December 2018. [Information about the 2018 Conference] is still available.
Membership in the ASPP is open to anyone interested in advancing the sciences of the mind in Australasia. Membership is automatically part of the registration for our conferences, though feel free to contact us if you'd like to be a member without attending the conference.
The current president of the ASPP is Professor Jolanda Jetten (University of Queensland). We are governed by an board of directors consisting of representatives from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.
We are not affiliated with any particular university. Nor are we a formal part of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, though we do maintain friendly ties with them.
For more information about the society, or to join our general announcement list, please contact the current secretary, Timothy Bayne, at Timothy.Bayne@monash.edu.We may also be reached by mail at: