Announcements

Working Group on Ecological Sustainability

The working group on ecological sustainability has developed a Best Practices Guide to help make academic work in philosophy more climate-friendly. The document can be found here (in German). 

Photo gallery from GAP.11 is online

September 30, 2022. Here can find photos from our congress “Philosophy and the Public” here (Photographer: Philipp Plum).

Death of Friedrich Kambartel

On April 25, 2022, Friedrich Kambartel passed away at the age of 87. Kambartel was among the GAP’s founding members. Here is an obituary that honors his philosophical lifetime achievement, written by Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (in German).

Logic4Peace

The ILLC Amsterdam is hosting the fundraising event »Logic4Peace«. All registration fees will be donated to Ukraine. GAP has joined the board of contributing institutions. 

PhilPublica: The First Year

One year ago, GAP and DGPhil launched the web portal PhilPublica. An interim report can be found here (in German).

Franz von Kutschera turns 90

Today, March 3rd, 2022, our honorary member Franz von Kutschera turns 90. With his more than 30 monographs, von Kutschera has expanded the spectrum of analytic philosophy in impressive ways. He has been an honorary member since 1997. The university of Regensburg is hosting a symposium in his honor in July. A laudation by Wolfgang Lenzen can be found here (in German). 

The Frege Prize goes to Martine Nida-Rümelin

Martine Nida-Rümelin (Université de Fribourg) receives the Frege Prize in 2022. Every three years, GAP honors a German-speaking philosopher for outstanding achievements in the field of analytic philosophy with this prize. Previous laureates were Wolfgang Künne (2009), Rüdiger Bittner (2012), Wolfgang Spohn (2015), and Dieter Birnbacher (2018). Martine Nida-Rümelin is being honored for her outstanding and internationally influential work in the philosophy of mind and consciousness. The prize will be awarded on September 14 during the CAP Congress in Berlin. The laudation will be delivered by Terence Horgan (University of Arizona). It will be followed by a colloquium in honor of the laureate, with the participation of Martine Nida-Rümelin, Terence Horgan, Marie Guillot (University of Essex), and Philip Goff (Durham University).

Submission of contributions for GAP.11

As of today, our conference software ConfTool has been activated for the submission of section presentations to GAP.11. There are 17 sections at the congress (September 12–15, 2022) for which all interested persons can submit abstracts. More detailed submission information can be found on the congress website gap11.de or directly in this document.

For submission you have to register here in ConfTool. You will also need this registration to enroll for the congress later on (starting from March 1st, 2022). The submission deadline is January 31, 2022.

The congress organizers and the section leaders are looking forward to a strong response!

For open and critical academic discussion

Professor Kathleen Stock has resigned from her position at the University of Sussex after facing years of attacks from inside and outside the university. The attacks included public demands that Stock be removed from her post. After careful consideration, the executive committee of GAP has decided to issue a statement. You can find it here (in German).

GAP.11 Satellite Workshops

Following the GAP.11 Congress, there will again be so-called satellite workshops. The 16th and 17th of September are reserved for this.

Satellite workshops can benefit in many ways from a connection to GAP.11 - vice versa, of course. If you would like to organize a satellite workshop following GAP.11, please send us your proposal via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 15, 2021. The proposal should outline the topic and include information on duration and expected number of participants. The organizing committee will respond to your proposals expeditiously. Unfortunately, the CAP cannot provide funding.

Call for Papers for GAP.11

At GAP.11, there will be sections with peer-reviewed papers as usual, providing a comprehensive forum for all areas of analytic philosophy. A new feature will be the section “Fachpolitisches Forum”, for which contributions can be submitted on issues in the profession. GAP cordially invites all interested persons to submit suitable contributions to GAP.11. The submission period begins on December 1, 2021 and ends on January 31, 2022. Further information can be found on gap11.de and in this document.

Access to the FID Philosophy for GAP members

The Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Philosophy provides access to journals, books and databases. GAP members now enjoy benefits upon registering at the FID Philosophy. For more information, see here (in German).

GAP is celebrating Hans Albert’s 100th birthday

Today, Febuary 8th, our honorary member Hans Albert is turning 100 years old. Read Rainer Hegselmann’s anniversary note (in German) here.

30th Birthday of the GAP: A Message from the President

GAP president Geert Keil addresses the GAP’s 30th birthday in a video message to its members: please find it here.