Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

18 June - 20 June 2017

The 2017 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop is a general interest philosophy conference to be held in Leeds, England from 18 June - 21 June.

Participation is by-invitation only on the basis of submitted abstracts and/or volunteering to comment or chair.

Announcing the first annual Midsummer Philosophy Workshop at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Here is the call for papers.

The Midsummer Philosophy Workshop will be a two-day workshop of formal philosophy sessions, informal discussions, and various non-philosophical activities.  We will begin on Sunday 23 June with a gathering where we can all get to know one another.  

The Midsummer Philosophy Workshop is a general philosophy conference, with no particular philosophical theme.  We will have six philosophy sessions, with three each day of the conference.  Each session will be devoted to a single paper.  The papers are all "pre-reads", which means that the papers will not be presented (in whole or summary) at the start of each session.  Instead we will begin with comments and then a response from the presenter, followed by open discussion.

The 2013 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop will be hosted by the Eidyn research centre at the University of Edinburgh.  In June, Edinburgh is especially beautiful, and during workshop downtime there will be opportunities for hikes in the surrounding hills, games in local parks, or tours of the storied city.  Everyone is, of course, welcome to plan their own activities!

Childcare is available for participants who wish to bring their children.  We also will provide accommodations and a Tuesday evening dinner.  Here is a map with some useful places marked.

Please see the call for papers page of this website for information about how to participate, or for more information contact Paulina Sliwa, Matthew Smith, or Nick Treanor (conference organisers) at midsummerphilosophy@gmail.com.

We are very grateful to our funders: Eidyn: The Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity, & the Scots Philosophical Association.