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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

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Upcoming Events
Deadline to submit APA leadership nominations
Monday, October 31, 2016
Nomination deadline for the Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Lebowitz Prizes
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Application deadline for the 2017-2018 Edinburgh Fellowship
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Book Prize
Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Jeanine M. Grenberg
Member-at-Large (2017)
Diane L. Jeske
Member-at-Large (2018)
Ann E. Cudd
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Claire Horisk
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Linda T. Zagzebski
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