Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2023September 6 – 8, 2023Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria


SOPhiA 2023 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective and well established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Katherine Dormandy (University of Innsbruck)
  • Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
  • Paul Russell (Lund University)

Affiliated Workshops:

  • The Ontology of Natural Languages (Organisation: Thorben Petersen)
  • Abduction in Philosophy of Mind (Organisation: Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla, Alexander Gebharter, Maria Sekatskaya)
  • On Attention in Action (Organisation: Wiener Forum für Analytische Philosophie; Martin Niederl, Gabriel Levc, Veronika Lassl, Yara Katnik, Martyna Meyer)
  • Collective Harm and Inefficacy (Organisation: Matthias Rolff, Kian Salimkhani)

Call for papers:

Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract prepared for double-blind review. We are committed to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 2.000 characters. All submissions should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minutes discussion). The conference language is English. Please submit your abstract at <> until May 15, 2023. Attendees are asked to register at the same site before the conference. Note that authors may appear as co-authors on multiple submissions, but not more often than once as first author/presenter.

Additional information concerning COVID-19:

We are planning the conference as a hybrid event, though physical presence is preferred. The conference will conform to the COVID-19 safety measures for public events according to recent standards at that time. The organising committee reserves the right to hold the conference as an online event if need be. Authors of accepted contributions will be updated and informed in time about the status of the conference.

SOPhiA best paper award:Contributors are also invited to submit a full paper (of up to 8.000 words) not including any author or affiliation information. A jury will evaluate all submissions and will determine the winning paper. A selection of full papers will, in addition, undergo double-blind peer-review and be considered for publication in KRITERION — Journal of Philosophy free of article processing charges. Please prepare your full paper according to the guidelines available at <> and submit it via the link provided there. When submitting your manuscript via the journal’s submission system, please select “Special Issue: SOPhiA Best paper Award” as the issue type. Note that only full papers in English submitted before the general deadline (May 15, 2023) can be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award and that contributors are not allowed to be first or co-author of more than one paper submitted for the SOPhiA best paper award.

Please be aware that only contributions that have also been submitted as a regular SOPhiA talk will be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award.

Submission deadline: May 15, 2023

Notification deadline: June 12, 2023