Benefits: The sole purpose of the SPE is to provide opportunities for collaborative research and theorizing in the area of philosophy of emotion. SPE members will have the benefit of being a part of a community of scholars who share their interests in the philosophy of emotion, including members of the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion's (JPE) editorial staff and advisory board. Only members will be able to take advantage of these opportunities, including submitting proposals for the APA Affiliated Group sessions, proposing online reading groups, RSVP-ing for SPE events, and communicating with other members through the SPE member Google email group.

Membership Requirements:

  1. Sign-up to be a member by paying the membership fee.
  2. Agree to uphold the SPE bylaws.
  3. Support the nature/purpose of the SPE.

General Duties and Powers of SPE Members:

  1. Each SPE member has the duty to protect the values and aims of the SPE in so far as they pertain to the SPE, including other SPE members.
  2. Each SPE member has the duty of paying a membership fee in order to maintain their SPE member status and to participate in any SPE related events. Membership fees will be due every year, starting on February 28. Members may sign-up or renew their membership at any time throughout the year, but all memberships are only good until February 28th of the subsequent year.
  3. Only SPE members will have the power to participate in the formation of the SPE bylaws, values, aims, goals, and future plans via the online Member Suggestion Form.

Membership Certification: Your receipt for paying your membership fee is your membership certification and your receipt number is your membership ID. So, your membership ID will change with every membership renewal. Please make sure you maintain a copy of this receipt in order to provide your most recent membership ID when completing any SPE forms.

Membership Fee: The SPE has a flat rate membership of $35.00 per year unless it has been discounted to $10 due to a generous donation made by an SPE Friend. Please pay for your membership through the SPE online store. Please use the link provided below in order to pay for your membership fee.

Membership Cancellation: Each member may cancel their membership for any reason and at any time, however, no membership fee will be refunded due to cancellations.


1. Please pay your membership fee. You will need your Paypal receipt info to complete step 2.

2. Please follow the link to complete your membership application.