PLM is a network of philosophical centres, institutes, and departments in Europe.
The main purposes of PLM are
- To further philosophy of mind and language in Europe generally.
- To provide a platform for cooperation between members, primarily in research, but possibly also in research training. This involves e.g. making use of PLM for joint applications to funding organisations.
- every two years organises a major mind and language conference, with invited and contributed talks, where most invited speakers are from Europe. The First PLM Conference took place in Stockholm in September 2011, organised by CLLAM. The Second PLM Conference took place in September 2013 in Budapest, organised by the Philosophy Department at CEU. The Third PLM conference will take place in September 2015 in Oslo, organised by CSMN.
- every two years organises an internal workshop. The first workshop took place in Dubrovnik, September 2012. The second workshop took place in Donostia, September-October 2014.
organises PhD master classes, open to PhD students in Europe. The First PLM Master Class took place in Paris, 10-11 December 2012, organised by Institut Jean Nicod. The master philosopher was Dan Sperber (CNRS, CEU, ICCI). The Second PLM Master Class took place in Stockholm, 7-8 June 2015, organised by CLLAM. The master philosopher was David Chalmers (NYU, ANU).
- endorses the Amsterdam Graduate Philosophy Conference.
PLM was established at meetings in Barcelona and Paris during the spring of 2010.