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The Metaphysical Society of America
Founded in 1950
Constituent of the American Council of Learned Societies

73nd Annual Meeting

What Is Metaphysics?

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Atlanta, Georgia
March 23-25, 2023

Conference Details

The MSA would like to publicly acknowledge generous donations from the following organizations:

  • Emory University Philosophy Department
  • Hocking Cabot Fund for Systematic Philosophy

Conference Registration:

Conference Registration

NOTE: All presenters must be up to date on Annual Dues.

COVID Information

Given the current state of COVID (Jan 2023) the MSA 2023 conference will be held entirely in person with no livestreamed presentations unless the situation shifts dramatically.

Conference Host

MSA President, David Weissman, City College of New York

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Keynote Presenters: "What is Metaphysics?"
Keynote Speaker: Elise Crull (City College of New York)
Roundtable Panelists: Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame), Tim Maudlin (New York University) and David Weissman (City College of New York)

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: March 23-25, 2023

Aristotle Prize
Papers submitted by persons who have not yet earned a Ph.D. or whose Ph.D. is less than 5 years old at the time of submission will be considered for the Aristotle Prize if the Program Committee is alerted to eligibility. 

The prize carries a cash award of $500, inclusion in the program, and assistance with costs associated with attending the meeting. Please encourage graduate students and junior colleagues to consider entering the competition. Papers submitted for the Aristotle Prize must be complete by September 1, 2022. Please encourage graduate students and junior colleagues to consider entering the annual competition.

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Atlanta Decatur

Related Information

  • Travel:
    Regional airport: Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
    From Hartsfield Jackson International Airport to Mariott Decatur Downtown:
    1) MARTA subway system: take Red or Gold line from the "Airport" stop to "Five Points," change to Blue line getting off at "Decatur" stop which is approximately two blocks from the conference hotel. 
    2) Taxis take about 35 minutes and will cost about $50.
    3) Uber, Lyft, and similar rideshare services have a designated pick-up location at Atlanta’s airport. 
    4) Rental cars from almost all companies are available at the airport; there is on-site parking for $10/day.
  • Hotel:
    Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory.
    Hotel reservations can be made for Thursday – Saturday at the rate of $167 USD per night. Use the reservation link here: Book your group rate for Emory Metaphysical Society of America
    Last Day to Book: Thursday, March 2, 2023