2018 Annual Conference

We're pleased to announce our 2018 annual conference which will be on the theme of Habit in the History of Philosophy. Information about the conference and the call for papers are available on our website here.

Theme

Throughout the history of the discipline, philosophers have turned to habits in order to understand a very broad range of issues including, to name a few, education and ethics (the inculcation of the right habits for living well); psychology and the philosophy of mind (how habits of mind enable us to cognize the world as regular and ordered and to ascribe meaning to the world); epistemology (the role of mental habits in belief); the philosophy of action (are we responsible for actions that occur due to habitual processes?); and even in the philosophy of biology (what role do habitual or epigenetic processes play in heredity?). We invite scholars to submit symposium and individual paper proposals on topics related to habit from any period of the history of philosophy. We would like to include a broad spectrum of views on habit, and welcome papers on philosophers and/or areas of philosophy not traditionally represented.

Recent news

Conference 2018: The Philosophy of Habit

We're pleased to announce our 2018 annual conference which will be on the theme of Habit in the History of Philosophy. British Society for the History of Philosophy.

New Annual Lecture Series

From 2017, the BSHP will now be hosting an annual lecture series. The first will talk will be held in November by John Cottingham.

Rogers Prize Winner 2016

The Rogers Prize winner has been announced, going to Olaf Mueller.

Funding Opportunities

Following the AGM in April 2017, the conference funding opportunities for BSHP members have increased.