The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association


The Atlantic Region Philosophers Association was formed in 1970 to foster research and scholarship within the philosophical community in Atlantic Canada. Its main function is to hold an annual conference where Atlantic Canadian philosophers (and visitors) can discuss their work.

2015 Annual Meeting

October 30-31, 2015

University of New Brunswick & St Thomas University
Fredericton, NB

The theme of this year’s meeting is The Relevance of Philosophy.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Andrew Chignell of Cornell University
For the call for papers and up-to-date related information, click here, or contact



2014: Memorial University

2013: Dalhousie University
2012: University of Prince Edward Island
2011: Mount Allison University Constitutional notes (from Regent Steven Burns)

2010: University of King’s College

2009: Cape Breton University

ARPA and its Finances

2008: St. Francis Xavier University

List of Past Conferences and Keynote Speakers

2007: Saint Mary's University

A Short History of ARPA

2006: University of New Brunswick & St. Thomas University

 Future Venues (tentative)

2005: Memorial University of Newfoundland


2004: Dalhousie University


2003: Université de Moncton




This page is currently maintained at St. Francis Xavier University by Will Sweet.  Much of the material in it was taken from earlier versions of the ARPA homepage which were put together by Andrew Latus, Bob Martin, John Cook, and Jennifer McRobert.  Comments should be sent to