Social Philosophy and Policy

Upcoming Conference

Progress: May 2016

The upcoming Social Philosophy and Policy conference will be held in Hermosa Beach, California from May 12 to May 15. Liberty Fund supports this summer conference, which will involve most of the papers to be featured in the Winter 2017 issue of the journal.

The conference promises to be an engaging and productive weekend, from which all of our authors will take key developments in their work. In addition to those authors attending the conference, Philip Kitcher and Peter Boettke are scheduled to contribute papers to this issue of Social Philosophy and Policy.

Please contact us with any additional questions.


About SPP Conferences

Each of our two yearly conferences culminates in an issue of the journal Social Philosophy and Policy featuring work on a specific topic that blends together theoretical questions in political philosophy with the practical concerns of public policy. 

About the Journal

The journal was established over 30 years ago by Ellen Frankel Paul, Jeffrey Paul and Fred Miller at Bowling Green State University's Social Philosophy and Policy Center.  It now boasts a paid circulation of over 7900, by far the largest circulation among philosophy journals in the Anglo-American world. The semi-annual issues are thematic in format. Our editorial team (Editor: David Schmidtz, Associate Editors: Carmen Pavel and Bas van der Vossen) aims to honor the journal's tradition of examining the philosophical underpinnings and the economic, political, and legal dimensions of enduring social policy debates.