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The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project Summer Seminar Dr. Alfred Mele of the Florida State University Department of Philosophy is directing The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project, a grant project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The project is hosting a five day summer seminar on the topic of self-control for up to twelve graduate students and recent Ph.D.s (Ph.D. received no earlier than 2012). The aim is to enhance participants’ capacity to do scientific or scientifically informed research on self-control. We expect applications from a variety of fields, including neuroscience, philosophy, and various branches of psychology. The seminar will be followed by the PSSC capstone conference, which begins on June 9 (afternoon) and ends on June 11 (afternoon). All seminar attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the conference, and we will cover their housing during the seminar and the conference. For more information and details on the application process, please visit Questions can be directed to, and information about the overall project is available on the project website at


Announcement of new M.A. program in Philosophy

The George Washington University Department of Philosophy is very happy to announce its new M.A. in Philosophy.  This new graduate program complements our longstanding and highly successful M.A. in Philosophy and Social Policy.  

The GW Department of Philosophy’s pluralist faculty spans both analytic and continental traditions, and the new M.A. in Philosophy will provide ideal preparation for students who intend to go on to philosophy doctoral programs.  The curriculum is designed so that students can take advantage of courses offered by other departments within GW and the Washington, D.C. consortium of other local universities (including Georgetown University and Catholic University of America).  

Every applicant will be considered for a tuition award that will offset the costs of attendance.  Applications for Fall 2017 will be considered on a rolling basis, with financial aid priority given to those received by February 1, 2017.  For more information, visit this page or e-mail Dr. Laura Papish, Director of Graduate Studies, at


Recent Books Published by SSPP Members


Zawidski, T. (2013). Mindshaping. MIT Press.









Schwartz, B. L., & Krantz, J. H. (2015). Sensation and Perception. Sage.







Georgalis, N. (2015).  Mind, Language, and Subjectivity. Routledge.








Wrenn, C. (2014). Truth. Polity.










Schwartz, B. L. (2014). Memory: Foundations and Applications, 2nd Edition. Sage Publishers: Thousand Islands, Ca.








Rumbaugh, D. M. (2013). With Apes in Mind.  KB Press. 

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Beran, M. J., Brandl, J., Perner, J., & Proust, J. (Eds.) (2012). Foundations of Metacognition. Oxford University Press.








Fred Adams and Ken Aizawa published The Bounds of Cognition (Wiley-Blackwell; 2008).








Nicholas Georgalis published The Primacy of the Subjective: Foundations for a Unified Theory of Mind and Language (MIT Press, 2006)








David A. Washburn edited Primate Perspectives on Behavior and Cognition (APA Books; 2006).








Duane Rumbaugh and David Washburn published Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings (Yale University Press; 2003).



Important News


2017 Meeting Highlights

2017 Full Program

May 2017 Newsletter