The WPA began as an informal alumni society for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Windsor. Shortly after the inception of the WPA it became a loose knit association of alumni from the department of philosophy, philosophers located in Windsor, and generally friends of philosophy within the region. This more general association was intended to be an open group that supports the development of a critical community of the philosophically minded within the region. The WPA supported both student and independent scholarship and encourages philosophers to bring their research beyond the bounds of the university and into the public sphere.
In May of 2013, the WPA transformed again into the WP(A)A, a registered Non-Profit Corporation and Charitable Organization in Ontario. The notion behind this latest transformation is to establish a non-profit artist organization (akin to Artcite, Windsor) dedicated to supporting independent philosophical scholarship and philosophers intervention events within the greater Windsor region.

Monday, November 15, 2010


In conjunction with the University of Windsor graduate student conference this coming March, the Windsor Philosophical Association (WPA) is pleased to announce the third Stan Cunningham Prize for Public Philosophy.

From the papers submitted to this conference, one student will be selected as the recipient of this prize whose paper addresses the role of philosophy in the public sphere, community building, etc, either theoretically or practically.

This prize will be awarded as part of the graduate student philosophy conference and is valued at $200.

For further information please contact:
Grant Yocom
Windsor Philosophical Association

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