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Established in 1948, FISP is the highest non-governmental world organization for philosophy. Its main objectives are: to contribute to the development of professional relations between philosophers of all countries, freely and with mutual respect; to foster contacts between institutions, societies and publications dedicated to philosophy; to collect documentation useful for the development of philosophical studies; to sponsor every five years a World Congress of Philosophy; to promote philosophical education; to prepare publications of global interest and to contribute to the impact of philosophical knowledge on global problems. FISP members are philosophical societies, associations, and similar institutions at national, regional and international levels. FISP is a member of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, the non-governmental organization that constitutes the link between international humanities federations and UNESCO.


FISP Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine


FISP has reached agreement with

 the Italian Philosophical Society and

the Sapienza University to host the

25th World Congress of Philosophy in Rome in 2024. Preparation of

the Congress is underway.

Read the  presidential address at the signing ceremony

English    French     Italian

New: 25th WCP programme

The APA’s new report on academic philosophy, Report on the Prevalence of Independent Philosophy Departments, is now available. The report was prepared by APA intern Jaehyun Hong, an undergraduate philosophy student at Brown University, under the direction of executive director Amy Ferrer.


August 13-20, 2018


Final Program

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WCP2018 for iOS

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Published proceedings of all

previous World Congresses

Over 250 volumes from,

the 1st International Congress

of Philosophy in Paris (1900) to

the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy in Athens (2013),

are available online.

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