News and Announcements
  • SPEP Executive Committee Statement on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

    As members of the Executive Committee of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, we have wondered whether we should publicly respond to the U.S. presidential election and the events that have followed it. We hesitated to write this statement partly because we disagreed about how to write it, partly because we are concerned about the . . . Read More

  • SPEP Meeting Agenda 2016

    The Annual SPEP Business meeting will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016, 5:45-7:15. The 2016 SPEP Business Meeting agenda is posted here. The agenda includes two proposals put forward for consideration by SPEP member Noëlle McAfee. These two proposals are also attached below. PROPOSAL: NOMINATING COMMITTEE There shall be a nominating committee of five to . . . Read More

  • 2016 SPEP Conference Information

    We are very happy to announce the details of the 55th annual SPEP conference to be hosted by Utah Valley University in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 20-22, 2016. For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Note that reservations must be made by September 28, . . . Read More


    Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institutes (PIKSI) are designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy. Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply. Transportation . . . Read More

  • Proposal to Expand the SPEP Executive Committee

    Proposal to Expand the SPEP Executive Committee [Passed by more than a 2/3 majority in a balloted vote at the Business Meeting in Atlanta, October 9th, 2015] We are proposing to change Article IV: Board of Directors of the SPEP Bylaws as follows: Section 1. Number of Directors. The initial Board of Directors shall consist of . . . Read More

  • SPEP at APA 2016

    The fifteenth annual SPEP lecture at the Eastern Division APA meeting will be delivered this year by Ladelle McWhorter of the University of Richmond. The title of her paper will be “Neo-Liberal Subjects / New Materialist Lives: A Genealogically Informed Inquiry into Possibilities.” There will be a response by Linda Martín Alcoff of Hunter College and . . . Read More

  • New SPEP Submission Deadline

    The deadline for submissions to the 55th Annual Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy conference to be held in Salt Lake City, UT October 20-22, is January 20, 2016. The 2016 Call for Papers is now available. Please note that this marks a change from past practice, which had the deadline at the beginning of February.

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