Announcements

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.

GAP to become scientific cooperation partner of FID Philosophy

The GAP cooperates with the newly created Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Philosophy (a specialist information service for philosophy, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG) in Cologne. In the near future, the GAP will thus be able to provide access to journals and books for its members that are so far difficult to access online. Further information can be found here.

Impressions from GAP.10

The large GAP-congress 2018 is over now. We would like to thank all who were there. A special thanks goes to the organising team of GAP.10. Below you can find some impressions from the conference – you can view the slideshow by moving the cursor over the picture or by clicking on the picture. We are very much indebted to Filippo Ferrari (University of Bonn) for providing us with the pictures (copyright Filippo Ferrari).

© Filippo Ferrari

Wolfgang Stegmüller Award 2018 and De Gruyter Award 2018

The Wolfgang Stegmüller Award 2018 goes to Romy Jaster (HU Berlin), Benjamin Kiesewetter (HU Berlin) and Tom Sterkenburg (LMU Munich). The De Gruyter Award for metaphysics or philosophy of mind goes to Romy Jaster (HU Berlin).

Margarete Stegmüller (1941–2018): Obituary

On April 18, 2018 Margarete Stegmüller (1941–2018) passed away unexpectedly and much too soon.

A short obituary can be found here.

Position paper on the consolidation of junior researchers

A joint work group of the GAP and the DGPhil has compiled a position paper on strategies for providing an increased number of permanent positions for junior researchers in Germany at earlier junctures of their academic career. The position paper has been approved by both associations and can be downloaded here (in German).

Obituary for Günther Patzig (1926–2018)

On February 2, 2018 Günther Patzig passed away in Göttingen. The GAP mourns its longtime honorary member. Please read his obituary by Ulrich Nortmann and Achim Stephan here.

Launch of the GAP Youtube channel

Our new Youtube channel "gap: die Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie" (gap: the Society for Analytic Philosophy) is now available online on this website.
Here, interviews with philosophers and short explanatory films on philosophical problems are shown and the collection will be continuously expanded. 
Should you be interested in the production of your own films for the GAP channel, please click here for some guidelines on design and further information. 

New guidelines for the funding of conferences and workshops

The partial funding of conferences and workshops through the GAP is steadily growing in popularity. As welcome as this development is, it has increasingly strained the GAP’s budget. For this reason, the awarding criteria have been adjusted. When submitting your application, please take note of the new guidelines that apply as of now.