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We invite you to join the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP)—the society that produces NOMOS.

NOMOS volumes have been staples of political and legal philosophical scholarship for the last half-century. Each volume is based on a one-day conference at the ASPLP annual meeting.  At the conference, one scholar each from law, philosophy and political science presents a paper, with responses by two discussants from each of the other disciplines. Along with other invited submissions, these nine papers form the interdisciplinary structure and core of each NOMOS volume. Past presidents of the association have included John Rawls, Lon Fuller, Judith Shklar, Martha Nussbaum, and many other distinguished scholars.

Members of the ASPLP support these activities and ensure that NOMOS continues its venerable history as a premier outlet for scholarship in legal and political philosophy. Members receive a copy of the NOMOS volume for the years in which they were members (a $65 value). Other membership benefits include:

  • New members may receive a copy of one of the last five NOMOS volumes (your choice) (a new benefit!)
  • Participation in choosing the topic of upcoming NOMOS volumes;
  • Pre-circulation of conference papers and information;
  • Spring and Fall ASPLP Newsletters;
  • An invitation to the ASPLP annual conference and reception.

We are sustained mostly by membership dues; we hope you will help support the ASPLP by becoming a member or making a donation!

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