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The BPA is a learned society in the UK which aims, on the one hand, to promote the study of philosophy within higher and secondary education and in the wider community, and on the other, to assist professional philosophers in their teaching, scholarship and research, including representing the views of teachers to relevant government and administrative bodies.

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Representing Professional Philosophers in the UK

The British Philosophical Association (BPA) is the subject association for Philosophy as an academic discipline within Britain.

The BPA seeks to


the study of Philosophy particularly within higher and secondary education, but also within the wider community


professional philosophers in carrying out their teaching, scholarship and research in Philosophy


interest in, and appreciation of Philosophy in the wider community


the views of the community of professional philosophers in Britain to relevant bodies, within higher education and beyond


Whether our latest reports, consultations or open letters, here you can learn more about the BPA's public activities.

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Click here for information on why you should study philosophy, philosophy in schools, postgraduate funding, learning and teaching, research and other resources.

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Learn more on issues of participation faced by minority and underrepresented groups in academic philosophy.

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