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About the Division

The Central Division is one of three divisions of the American Philosophical Association, along with the Eastern and Pacific Divisions. In accordance with the APA's Bylaws, each Division is responsible for holding an annual meeting, and the Bylaws state that the Central Division's meeting is to be "in the Midwest." Past Central Division meeting locations have ranged from Denver to Pittsburgh and from Minneapolis to New Orleans.

Although the Divisions have geographical names, any Regular Member of the APA may choose to be affiliated with any one of the Divisions. Any APA member can submit papers to be considered for presentation at Central Division meetings. The Central Division's Program Committee also relies heavily on volunteers in finding commentators and chairs for submitted paper sessions, and anyone may volunteer. However, only members affiliated with the Central Division may be officers of the Central Division, serve on the Division's Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, or Program Committees, or vote in Central Division elections.


Call for volunteers: 2017 Central Division meeting

The Central Division seeks commentators and chairs for colloquium and submitted symposium papers at the Central Division meeting in Kansas City, MO, March 1–4, 2017. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form.


Division Information

Central Division Bylaws

Central Division Officers

Central Division Programs

Policies and Procedures for Central Division programs

Central Division Business Meeting Minutes

Central Division Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Central Division Nominating Committee Report 2015


Recent Meetings

2016

2015

2014

Upcoming Events
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Sanders Book Prize
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
2017 Central Division Meeting
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Submission deadline for the 2017 Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Gittler Award
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest
Saturday, April 15, 2017

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APA Central Division meeting: Registration is underway!
Posted in APA Announcements, Friday, January 20, 2017

Online registration for the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association is open. The 2017 meeting will take place March 1–4 in Kansas City, ... more »

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Member-at-Large (2016)
Jeanine M. Grenberg
Member-at-Large (2017)
Diane L. Jeske
Member-at-Large (2018)
Ann E. Cudd
Member-at-Large (2019)
Claire Horisk
Past President
Linda T. Zagzebski
President
Valerie Tiberius
Representative
Andrea C. Westlund
Secretary-Treasurer (2021)
Elizabeth B. Purcell
Vice President
Charles W. Mills