The British Society for the History of Philosophy promotes and supports academic and public understanding of all aspects of the history of philosophy.

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Anyone with an interest in the history of philosophy is encouraged to become a member of the BSHP. Our members come from all over the world and have interests across the whole range of history of philosophy. We offer reduced rates for those who are not in full-time employment, including students.

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BSHP Fellowships awarded

The BSHP is delighted to announce the recipients of its 2021-22 Fellowships, created as part of the Society's response to the hardship caused by Covid-19.


Graduate Essay Prize 2020

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Pitel (University of Chicago) is the winner of the 2020 BSHP Graduate Essay Prize, for his paper "Kant's Veiled Subject".


As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, the BSHP is a member of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme. The Scheme aims to assist UK philosophy departments, learned societies and journals in ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that encourage the representation of women in philosophy.

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We endorse the BPA Environment / Travel Guideline policy

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