The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) is the main professional organization of academic philosophers in Australasia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The purpose of the association is to promote the study of philosophy in Australasia, as well as coordinate professional activities within Australasia and with philosophers in the rest of the world.
The association sponsors the Australasian Journal of Philosophy (AJP), which is Australasia's oldest and most respected philosophy journal and is ranked as one of the top ten professional philosophical journals in the world..
The association also sponsors philosophy conferences, prizes and numerous philosophy talks and workshops.
The AAP Conference is held annually by the Australasian Association of Philosophy. Held over six days, this conference is designed to give professional philosophers the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy. Each year it attracts up to 300 philosophers worldwide.
On an annual basis the Australasian Association of Philosophy awards Media Prizes for the best philosophical piece published in the popular media in Australasia and the AJP Best Paper Award for the best paper published in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
The New Zealand Division of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAPNZ) was formally established in 1978. It is constituted by AAP members who are or have been active in New Zealand philosophy. The NZ Division holds an Annual Conference in early December. The first conference was held at Canterbury University College, Christchurch in 1953
The association's current president is Alan Hájek, of Australian National University, and Graham Oppy, of Monash University is the current chair.
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