The Metaphysical Society of America
Founded in 1950
Constituent of the American Council of Learned Societies
The Metaphysical Society of America is an
organization of professional philosophers that meets once annually
to discuss issues of fundamental concern in all of the major areas
of philosophical reflection. It is a society committed to the
principle that philosophical thought is open to a variety of
different traditions and methodologies, and at its annual meeting,
it provides a forum for the discussion of the questions that have
animated philosophical debate from the start. As the opening
declaration of its constitution states, “The purpose of the
Metaphysical Society of America is the study of reality.” The Society has no
publication of its own, but has from its inception maintained a
close informal relation with the Review of Metaphysics.
Since 1958 it has been a constituent of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Past Presidents include Paul Weiss, Charles Hartshorne, W. E. Hocking, John Herman Randall, Errol Harris, John E. Smith, J. N. Findlay, Wilfrid Sellars, Joseph Owens, Stanley Rosen, Robert Cummings Neville, and Nicholas Rescher. More...
November 3, 2014
The tentative program for the 2015 meeting of the Society is now available. More...
March 24, 2014
A new book on the history of the MSA has been published and is available at a discounted rate to members. More...
March 24, 2014
A new page has been created listing books by MSA members. More...
Founding President, Paul Weiss (1901-2002)