The British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) is a professional society that furthers the study of the logic, the methods, and the philosophy of science, as well as those of the various special sciences, including the social sciences.

Currently the BSPS pursues this mission by providing doctoral scholarships, small conference grants, and administering awards. It organises an annual conference for its members. The BSPS is also the professional society that administers the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

The BSPS holds a major annual conference every year in the summertime. The BSPS Committee have decided to hold the BSPS 2021 Conference entirely online. While we remain cautiously optimistic that, by July 2021, it may be possible to travel within the UK and gather in groups, we feel more pessimistic about the possibilities for international travel. Only 15% of the symposium submissions were from entirely UK-based panels, which means that a large number of presenters will only be able to attend the conference, if we move online. We would love to have been able to host you all at the University of Kent, but the BSPS committee feel very strongly about making this conference as widely accessible as possible. We do hope to be able to hold the 2022 conference in person.

While we will not be charging a registration fee for attendance at the BSPS 2021 Conference, we do ask that all speakers are current members of the British Society for the Philosophy of science. We are proud to say that our membership is extremely reasonably priced (starting at $20 per year, and just $4 per year for students). All BSPS members receive complimentary electronic access to The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. You can join or renew your membership here: