Below is a list of some of the ways the EPSA has been working to support diversity and inclusiveness in our profession.
As the Steering Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association, we join those who condemn violence, prejudice and injustice stemming from all forms of discrimination, such as racism, nationalism, sexism, ableism, or classism. These forms of exclusionary thinking exist within European societies and also within our scholarly community. As a professional society we are committed to countering all forms of discrimination by helping to make our field more inclusive.
The EPSA commits to strengthening its activities towards diversity and inclusion, in particular with respect to junior members of the community:
For more information about how we are engaging with women and other under-represented groups in philosophy, visit the EPSA Women's Caucus.
NEW! The European Philosophy of Science Association is looking for volunteers to become mentors in our new initiative: the EPSA's mentoring scheme. This initiative aims to support junior philosophers of science (graduate students or early-career postdocs) by providing them guidance, advice or general counselling on specific issues that they may face during that stage of their career.
The EPSA is proud to support the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme. The scheme aims to assist philosophy departments, learned societies, and journals in ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that encourage the representation of women and other under-represented groups in philosophy.
The EPSA is fully committed to Good Practice in all of its activities, including:
The BPA/SWIP guidelines for learned societies are available to read here.
Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy
EPSA and EJPS endorse the 'Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy’ (https://contesi.wordpress.com/bp/), acknowledging and fostering the richness and diversity of philosophy of science in Europe. We strive to make EPSA meetings and the refereeing process of EJPS as inclusive as possible, using English as a useful vehicular language, not as a filter or barrier to limit presentation of ideas of philosophers whose first language is not English.