The History of Early Analytic Philosophy

Society (HEAPS)


Statement of Purpose: 

Founded in 2003 at Lehman College of the City University of New York, the society seeks to foster a better understanding of early analytic philosophy by examining the work of its founders and of its important early contributors.


Who are these individuals? Roughly speaking, as the answer to this question is debated, they are Gottlob Frege (pictured above), Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Frank Ramsey, and G. E. Moore, but also Bolzano, Rudolf Carnap, Otto Neurath, Edmund Husserl, Meinong, and many others who directly or indirectly influenced the later course of analytic philosophy.


What activities occur and how can I join? The society meets at the yearly conference of the American Philosophical Association to present and hear papers. Calls for papers are announced at the APA website, on various email lists, and by email to members.  Abstracts and/or full papers are then sent by email to the address below. Membership is open to anyone interested in the history of early analytic philosophy and is secured by emailing  There are no membership fees.



Members and Officers

Society Address

Society Constitution

American Philosophical Association


NEWS: Conference organized by members of the Society de Philosophie du Quebec