CfP: ANPOSS/ENPOSS/POSS-RT 2021 Joint Conference (Online)

 The Asian Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ANPOSS), the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS), and the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable (POSS-RT) are pleased to announce their first joint conference that will be held between March 4-7, 2021.  The conference will be held on-line due to the ongoing covid-19 situation.  Contributions from all areas within the philosophy of the social sciences are encouraged, as well as contributions from both philosophers and social scientists. This joint meeting will be hosted by Reiko Gotoh at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.


Keynote speakers:

Anna Carabelli (Universita degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale)

Ian Jarvie (York University)

Keiichi Noe (Tohoku University)

Henry Richardson (Georgetown University)

John Weymark (Vanderbilt University)



Contributions can be either of individual papers or of special-theme, and they must be submitted through EasyChair:


Only one contribution per person will be considered.

- Deadline for submission: December 20th, 2020

- Notification of acceptance: January 20th, 2021

For individual paper submissions, an abstract of up to 500 words suitably prepared for blind reviewing should be submitted in PLAIN TEXT (DO NOT attach files).

For submission of special-theme symposia, comprising 3 to 4 papers, a single document should be submitted by attaching a WORD file.  It must contain the title of the symposium, the name of the organizer(s), the names of all the participants (a maximum of 4)  and titles of their papers, a general abstract of the symposium (between 400 and 500 words), plus an abstract of each single paper (up to 500 words each).

Each submission, whether of an individual paper or a symposium, will be blindly reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee.



Those accepted are expected to give a live zoom presentation (40 minutes including Q&A session).  While efforts will be made to consider the time difference as much as possible, please note that you may be asked to give the presentation early in the morning or late in the evening.


Conference homepage:

·      For more information about the conference please visit the ANPOSS website  OR

Format of the online conference is currently under consideration.

·      For informal inquiries, please contact the local organizers at anposs2021tokyo (at-mark)



  • Selected papers from the Conference will be published in an annual special issue of the Journal Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Local organizers:

·      Reiko GOTOH (Hitotsubashi University): Chair

·      Kei YOSHIDA (Waseda University)


ANPOSS steering committee

Chor-yung Cheung, City University of Hong Kong

Francesco Di Iorio, Nankai University

Paul Dumouchel, Ritsumeikan University

Reiko Gotoh, Hitotsubashi University

Mark Tamthai, Payap University

Kei Yoshida, Waseda University


ENPOSS steering committee

Alban Bouvier, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Byron Kaldis, National Techinical University of Athens

Eleonora Montuschi, University of Venice Ca' Foscari

Julie Zahle, University of Bergen

Jesús Zamora-Bonilla, UNED


POSS-RT steering committee

David Henderson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Kareem Khalifa, Middlebury College

Mark Risjord, Emory University

Paul Roth, University of California, Santa Cruz

Deborah Tollefsen, University of Memphis

Stephen Turner, University of South Florida


Funded by:

Towards a Global Standard of Dignity as a Philosophical Concept: Theoretical Approaches, Conceptual Histories, and Cross-Cultural ComparisonsGrant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)

Construction of <Theory of Capability Justice> Based on Trans-Disciplinary Perspective Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)