International Council for
Philosophy and Human Sciences


Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie
International Federation of Societies of Philosophy

FISP / International Federation of Societies of Philosophy

Year of Foundation: 1948
Year of Affiliation to CIPSH: 1949
President: Prof. Dermot Moran

FISP is the highest non-governmental world organization for philosophy. It was established in 1948. Its main objectives are: to contribute directly to the development of professional relations between philosophers of all countries, freely and with mutual respect; to foster contacts between institutions, societies and periodical publications dedicated to philosophy; to collect documentation useful for the development of philosophical studies; to sponsor every five years a World Congress, the first one of which met in 1900; 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 not individual philosophers, but philosophical societies and other similar philosophical institutions at national, regional and international levels. Among its approximately one hundred members, three-quarters are national and one-quarter international societies.


(by Prof. Luca Maria Scarantino)

Next congress or conference / Prochaine conference of congrès
24th World Congress of Philosophy, Beijing, China, 2018.