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The Metaphysical Society of America
Founded in 1950
Constituent of the American Council of Learned Societies

The Metaphysical Society of America is an organization of professional philosophers that meets once annually to discuss issues of fundamental concern in all of the major areas of philosophical reflection. It is a society committed to the principle that philosophical thought is open to a variety of different traditions and methodologies, and at its annual meeting, it provides a forum for the discussion of the questions that have animated philosophical debate from the start. As the opening declaration of its constitution states, “The purpose of the Metaphysical Society of America is the study of reality.” The Society has no publication of its own, but has from its inception maintained a close informal relation with the Review of Metaphysics. Since 1958 it has been a constituent of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Past Presidents include Paul Weiss, Charles Hartshorne, W. E. Hocking, John Herman Randall, Errol Harris, John E. Smith, J. N. Findlay, Wilfrid Sellars, Joseph Owens, Stanley Rosen, Robert Cummings Neville, and Nicholas Rescher. More...

2017 Call for Papers

February 7, 2016
The call for papers for the 2017 meeting in Boston/Cambridge, MA is now available. Please mark your calendar for March 30-April 2, 2017. More...

2016 Updated Program

January 29, 2016
The program for the 2016 meeting in Annapolis has been updated. Please be sure to reserve your hotel soon to obtain the conference rate. By now you should have received the annual mailing. If you did not, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer. More...

2016 Travel and Accommodations

December 21, 2015
Information on travel and accommodations for the 2016 meeting are now available. If you are planning on attending the meeting, please reserve your room as soon as possible. More...

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Founding President, Paul Weiss (1901-2002)