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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

The Metaphysical Society of America is an organization of professional philosophers that meets 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...

The MSA would like to publicly acknowledge generous donations from the following organizations:

Hocking Cabot Fund for Systematic Philosophy


What Is Metaphysics?
David Weissman, City College of New York (President)

Keynote Roundtable: "What is Metaphysics?"
Keynote Speaker: Elise Crull (City College of New York)
Roundtable Panelists: Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame), Tim Maudlin (New York University) and David Weissman (City College of New York)

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: March 23-25, 2023

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Founding President, Paul Weiss (1901-2002)