Current Roundtable

2021 Joint Conference on the Philosophy of Social Science

Asian Network for the Philosophy of Social Science
European Network for the Philosophy of Social Science
Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable

4-7 March, 2021, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan

The conference will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Call for papers

Contributions from all areas in the philosophy of the social sciences are encouraged. Moreover, contributions from both philosophers and social scientists are welcome.

Contributions can be either of individual papers or of special-theme symposia, and they must be submitted through EasyChair. Only one contribution per person will be considered.

  • Deadline for submission: 20 December 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 20 January 2021

For individual paper submissions, an abstract of up to 500 words suitably prepared for blind reviewing should be submitted in plain text (do not attach files).

For submission of special-theme symposia, comprising 3 to 4 papers, a single document should be submitted by attaching a WORD file.  It must contain the title of the symposium, the name of the organizer(s), the names of all the participants (a maximum of 4)  and titles of their papers, a general abstract of the symposium (between 400 and 500 words), plus an abstract of each single paper (up to 500 words each).

Each submission, whether of an individual paper or a symposium, will be blindly reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee.


Those accepted are expected to give a live zoom presentation (40 minutes including Q&A session).  While efforts will be made to consider the time difference as much as possible, please note that you may be asked to give the presentation early in the morning or late in the evening.


Selected papers from the Conference will be published in an annual special issue of the journal Philosophy of the Social Sciences.

Conference Homepage

For more information about the conference, please visit the ANPOSS website or

For informal inquiries, please contact the local organizers at

Program Committees 

Local Organization Committee

Reiko Gotoh, chair, (Hitotsubashi University), Kei Yoshida (Waseda University).

ANPOSS Steering Committee

Chor-yung Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University), Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University), Reiko Gotoh (Hitotsubashi University), Mark Tamthai (Payap University), Kei Yoshida (Waseda University).

ENPOSS Steering Committee

Alban Bouvier (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Byron Kaldis (National Technical University of Athens), Eleonora Montuschi (University of Venice Ca’ Foscari), Julie Zahle (Durham University), Jesús Zamora-Bonilla (UNED).

POSS-RT Steering Committee

David Henderson (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Kareem Khalifa (Middlebury College), Mark Risjord (Emory University), Paul Roth (University of California, Santa Cruz), Debora Tollefsen (University of Memphis), Stephen Turner (University of South Florida).

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