News and Announcements
  • 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.


    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

  • 2015 SPEP Conference Information

    We are very happy to announce some of the details of the 54th Annual SPEP Conference to be hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, GA, October 8-10, 2015. For information on the hotel, please visit the SPEP registration page at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. Here is the 2015 SPEP Final Program. Here is . . . Read More

  • Pleshette DeArmitt SPEP Mourns the Loss of Pleshette DeArmitt

    SPEP mourns the sudden passing of Pleshette DeArmitt, Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis and Chair of the SPEP Committee on the Status of Women. Pleshette was a beloved teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend. Pleshette will be remembered as a warm, kind, gentle, and lively presence at our conferences, and we . . . Read More

  • SPEP at SAAP 2015

    Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP) Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 PM Host: Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, Michigan SPEP Session “New Work at the Intersection of Continental and American Philosophy” Moderator: Stéphane Madelrieux (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon, France) Tuomo Tiisala (University of Chicago): “Keeping It Implicit: A Defense of Foucault’s Archaeology of . . . Read More

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