1) If you filled out a preliminary application form and paid initial dues at the last FPA meeting: you must fill out this form to complete your application.
2) If you are a brand new applicant and have not pre-enrolled at an FPA meeting: just fill out and submit this application form. Note: you are not liable for dues payment until the time of the next FPA meeting—at which time you will be officially inducted into the Association.
Filling out the Form: For your information, the eligibility conditions for membership are given below. Notice that the form asks applicants for Full membership to identify an existing FPA member who has agreed to endorse their induction into the Association.
Dues Information: FYI, information on the current annual dues rate can be found here.
Full Membership in the FPA is open to anyone who (i) has a degree from or has been teaching at a Florida college or university, or is professionally active in philosophy in Florida; (ii) holds an MA or PhD in philosophy or else has had substantial equivalent training; (iii) has some teaching experience in philosophy at a college or university; and (iv) has made written application to the Secretary-Treasurer on an official application form which bears the endorsement of a member of the FPA who is in good standing.
Associate Membership is open to anyone who is pursuing or has pursued graduate or undergraduate study in philosophy (or who has had substantial equivalent training). Associate Members are non-voting members of the Association.
Emeritus Membership status in the Florida Philosophical Association requires (i) retirement from active teaching or reaching the age of 70, whichever comes first, and (ii) completion of at least five years of active membership in the Association. The attainment of emeritus status carries with it suspension of dues. Thus, it should be noted, no new member is immediately eligible for emeritus status.
Thank you for your interest in the FPA. We look forward to welcoming you.