Social Philosophy and Policy

Upcoming Conference

Progress: May 2016


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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.