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Executive Co-Directors
Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University
Cynthia Willett, Emory University

Executive Committee
Amy Allen, Dartmouth College
Andrew Cutrofello, Loyola University Chicago
Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University
Anthony Steinbock, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Cynthia Willett, Emory University
Shannon Lundeen, University of Pennsylvania, Secretary-Treasurer

Graduate Assistant
Carolyn O’Mara, Penn State University

Advisory Book Selection Committee

Brian Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology, Chair
Bettina Bergo, Université de Montréal
John Drummond, Fordham University
Matthias Fritsch, Concordia University, Canada
Theodore George, Texas A & M University
Lisa Guenther, Vanderbilt University

Advocacy Committee
Sharon Meagher, Scranton University, Chair
Ellen Feder, American University
Bill Martin, DePaul University

Committee on the Status of Women

Shannon Winnubst, Ohio State University, Chair
Kyoo Lee, John Jay College, CUNY
Mary Rawlinson, Stony Brook University

Diversity Committee
Namita Goswami, DePaul University, Chair
Alia Al-Saji, McGill University
Kathryn Gines, Penn State University

John Protevi, Louisiana State University
Local Arrangements Contacts
Wayne Froman, organizer,
Tom Wilk, graduate assistant,
Mark Rudnicki, book exhibit coordinator,

Sessions will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, located at 1401 Lee Highway,
Arlington, VA 22209. The hotel is within 3 blocks of the DC Metro system and is 5 minutes
from the Key Bridge, the link between Arlington, Virginia and the Capitol district. A map of
the hotel’s location and other hotel information can be found at

Hotel Accommodations
Lodging for conference participants has been arranged at the Key Bridge Marriott. For
reservations, phone (703) 524-6400 or fax (703) 524-8964. Ask for the SPEP room block.
Conference rate: $159 (single and double).

NOTE: Room Reservations must be made by October 7, 2009. Mention SPEP conference

Graduate Student Accommodations

For information, contact Tom Wilk at

Travel Information
Directions are also posted on the SPEP web site:

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located 4 miles from the Key
Bridge Marriott. The Key Bridge Marriott does not supply a shuttle service to this airport.
Metro fare to the hotel is $1.85; take the blue line towards Largo Town Center Metro Station
from the National Airport Metro Station to the Rosslyn Metro Station, which is located 0.27
miles from the hotel. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes. See for
more details. Taxi fare from Reagan National Airport is approximately $15.00.

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is located 24 miles from the Key Bridge Marriott. The Key
Bridge Marriott does not supply shuttle service to this airport. Bus fare to the hotel is $3.00;
take the 5A bus towards L’Enfant Plaza Metro from Curb 2E at Dulles to the Rosslyn Metro
Station. For more information, see Taxi fare from Washington Dulles
is approximately $50.00.

For information on arriving via the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall

Airport (BWI), see

Train and Bus

Amtrak serves Washington, DC via Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20002. The Metro Red and Orange lines can be taken for $1.35 from Union
Station to Rosslyn Metro Station, which is 0.27 miles from the Marriott. For schedules and
fares, contact Amtrak at (800) USA-RAIL or Metro information can
be found at Greyhound provides service through Washington, DC. Its
terminal is at 1005 1st Street Northeast, which is located 5 miles from the Marriott. Contact for reservations. Bus and Metro service can be used to connect
from the Greyhound station to the hotel.

Car From:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: Follow signs to Route 50 West. Take Route 50
to Rosslyn/Key Bridge exit. At the top of ramp, turn right onto North Lynn Street. At the 5th
light, turn left onto Lee Highway. The hotel is located on the right.

Washington, DC/Dulles Airport: Take Dulles access road to I-66 Eastbound toward DC, Exit
73, Rosslyn/Key Bridge. Turn left at first light, Nash Street.

For other driving directions, go to


Childcare Service
Participants seeking assistance with childcare can contact White House Nannies at (301) 652-
8088 or Wee Sit at (703) 764-1542.

Audiovisual Equipment
Satellite groups are responsible for the cost of audiovisual equipment and must contact the Key
Bridge Marriott directly at (703) 524-6400 by September 1, 2009. All other SPEP participants
who would like to make arrangements for audiovisual equipment must contact Shannon
Lundeen at by August 1, 2009.

Publishers Book Exhibit

A publishers’ book exhibit will be held in the Francis Scott Key Ballroom of the Marriott
beginning at noon on Thursday until 6:00 p.m.. It will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on
Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The display is organized in cooperation
with publishers specializing in scholarship influenced by continental philosophy and literary,
social and political theory. Publishers offer discounts on books ordered at the exhibit.

Web Site
The complete program, with updates and corrections, is available on the SPEP web site:

Publication Notice
SPEP retains the right of first review for papers presented at the annual meeting. Each
presenter should bring two copies of her or his paper to turn in to the registration table at the
time of registration. Decisions about publication will be based on this version. If the paper is
selected for publication, there will be an opportunity for minor revisions. Decisions regarding
publication will be communicated by mid-January 2010.

Executive Committee Elections

Amy Allen’s term of office as Member-At-Large expires this year. The Executive Committee
nominates both Alia Al-Saji of McGill University and Elizabeth Rottenberg of DePaul
University for a three-year term as a Member-At-Large.
Alia Al-Saji is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. She received her
Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University. Al-Saji works in phenomenology, feminist
theory, critical race theory, and French philosophy, and has published many articles in such
journals as Continental Philosophy Review, Philosophy Today, and Research in
Phenomenology, in addition to anthologies in German, French and English. She is in the
process of completing two book manuscripts, entitled Body Memories: Merleau-Ponty,
Bergson and the Time of Intersubjectivity, and Veiling, Feminism, and Cultural Racism. She
currently holds a grant on Merleau-Ponty and the phenomenology of race from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has served on the SPEP Diversity
Committee since 2007, is the co-organizer for SPEP in Montreal in 2010, and is serving on the
Program Committee of the Eastern APA.
Elizabeth Rottenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Comparative
Literature Program at DePaul University. She received her Ph.D. at The Humanities Center at
Johns Hopkins University, and has studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany. She is the author of Inheriting the Future:
Legacies of Kant, Freud, and Flaubert, and has translated books by Lyotard, Derrida, and
Blanchot. She has edited and translated Negotiations: Interventions and Interviews (1971-
2001) by Jacques Derrida as well as co-edited (with Peggy Kamuf) the two volume edition of
Jacques Derrida’s Psyche. She has published many articles on themes in late modern and
contemporary philosophy as well as in psychoanalysis in journals such as Kant-Studien,
Philosophy Today, and Mosaic. She is currently a candidate at the Chicago Institute for
Psychoanalysis. Rottenberg served as the local host coordinator for the SPEP annual meeting
in 2007.

Registration Fee and Membership Dues


(Registration materials and fees must be received by this date for early registration.)

Regular Member paying dues and registration $85.00

Regular Member paying dues only $60.00
Regular Member paying registration only $25.00

Please note: If registration is paid on-site at the conference, the registration fee will be
(For Regular Members paying dues, the SPEP Supplement of Philosophy Today is complimentary. If
you already subscribe to Philosophy Today, your annual dues are $50.00.)

Emeritus Member paying dues $20.00

(For Emeritus Members, the SPEP Supplement of Philosophy Today is complimentary as is
the registration fee if paid by the early registration deadline. If annual dues are paid on-site,
there will be a registration fee of $10.00 in addition to the annual dues.)

Student Member paying dues $20.00

(For Student Members registration is complimentary if paid by the early registration deadline.
If annual dues are paid on-site, there will be a registration fee of $10.00 in addition to the
annual dues.)

Student Subscription to the SPEP Supplement of Philosophy Today $10.00

Non-Member paying registration only $25.00

Annual SPEP Lecture and Reception at the Eastern APA Meeting

The ninth annual SPEP lecture at the Eastern Division APA meeting will be delivered this year
by Peg Birmingham, DePaul University. The title of her paper will be “Between Violence and
Politics: Before the Law.” There will be a response by Jay Bernstein, New School for Social
Research, and the session will be moderated by Amy Allen, Dartmouth College. The Eastern
APA meeting will be held December 27-30, 2009 in New York at the New York Marriott
Marquis. Immediately following the lecture, SPEP will host a reception for all members and
friends of continental philosophy. The location of the lecture and reception will be announced
on the SPEP web site later this summer and also at the New York meeting.

Call for Papers
The forty-ninth annual meeting will be co-hosted by McGill University and the Université de
Montréal at the Marriott Château Champlain, Montréal. Papers and panels from diverse
philosophical perspectives in all areas of Continental Philosophy are welcome. All
submissions must be submitted electronically. Instructions for submitting papers and
proposals will be sent to members of SPEP in the fall and will also be available on the SPEP
web page at The submission deadline is February 1, 2010. Members
who have paid dues online by credit card for 2009-2010 can upload their submissions at the
SPEP website; members who have not paid dues or paid by cash, check, or money order must
send submissions directly to Shannon Lundeen at

SPEP is pleased to offer two prizes for superlative submissions: the best submission by a
junior scholar and the best submission by a graduate student. To be eligible for the SPEP
Junior Scholar Award you must have earned a Ph.D. in the last five years (no earlier than
2005). All currently enrolled graduate students are eligible for the SPEP Graduate Student
Scholar Award. Each prize is $500.00 plus a hotel and travel allowance.

Notes of Appreciation
On behalf of the Society, the Executive Committee would like to express its thanks to Wayne
Froman, local contact, Tom Wilk, graduate assistant, Mark Rudnicki, book exhibit
coordinator, Nancy June, Key Bridge Marriott liaison, and the following members of the
George Mason University community: Peter Stearns, Provost; Jack Censer, Dean of the
College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Shirley Travis, Dean, College of Health and
Human Services; William Reeder, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts; Roger
Lancaster, Director of Cultural Studies; Ted Kinnaman, Chair of the Department of
Philosophy; Robert Dudley, Chair of the Department of Public and International Affairs; and
all of the George Mason University student volunteers.






October 29-31, 2009

Publishers Book Exhibit

12:00 p.m., Thursday until 1:00 p.m., Saturday
Francis Scott Key Ballroom

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lower Level Foyer

Table of Contents for Associated Societies

The Nietzsche Society (9:00 a.m. – Noon). . . . . . . . . . 21
Ancient Philosophy Society (9:00 a.m. - Noon) . . . . . . . . . 21
Forum for European Philosophy (9:00 a.m. – Noon). . . . . . . . 21
Heidegger Circle (9:00 a.m. – Noon). . . . . . . . . . . . 22
International Institute for Hermeneutics (9:00 a.m. – Noon). . . . . . . 22
Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (9:00 a.m. – Noon). . . . 22
Society for Continental Philosophy in a Jewish Context (9:00 a.m. - Noon). . . . 23
Society for Social and Political Philosophy (9:00 a.m. - Noon) . . . . . . 23
Society for Ricoeur Studies (9:00 a.m. – Noon) . . . . . . . . . 24
Society for the Philosophic Study of Genocide and the Holocaust (9:00 a.m. - Noon) . 24
Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology (9:00 a.m. - Noon) . . . . 25
Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (12:15 p.m. -7:30 p.m.). . . 25-26

Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p. m.) . . 26-28

Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.). . . 29-30
International Association for Environmental Philosophy (8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) . . 31

International Association for Environmental Philosophy (9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) . . 31-34

International Association for Environmental Philosophy (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). . 34-35

THURSDAY AFTERNOON 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (T.I)

Session 1: The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish, and the Nature of Difference
Georgetown (Indiana University Press)
Salon A Moderator: Jennifer Purvis, University of Alabama
Speaker: Shannon Winnubst, Ohio State University
Speaker: Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw University
Respondent: Tina Chanter, DePaul University

Session 2: Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art

Georgetown (University of Chicago Press)
Salon B Moderator: James Risser, Seattle University
Speaker: Dennis Schmidt, Penn State University
Speaker: Günter Figal, Universität Freiburg
Respondent: John Sallis, Boston College

Session 3: Democracy and the Political Unconscious

Jefferson (Columbia University Press)
Room Moderator: R. Claire Snyder-Hall, George Mason University
Speaker: Shannon Sullivan, Penn State University
Speaker: Robyn Marasco, Hunter College
Respondent: Noëlle McAfee, George Mason University

Session 4: Derrida From Now On

Georgetown (Fordham University Press)
Salon C Moderator: Samir Haddad, Fordham University
Speaker: Zeynep Direk, Galatasaray University
Speaker: Geoffrey Bennington, Emory University
Respondent: Michael Naas, DePaul University

Session 5: Ideal Embodiment: Kant’s Theory of Sensibility

Washington (Indiana University Press)
Room Moderator: Avery Goldman, DePaul University
Speaker: John McCumber, UCLA
Speaker: Melissa Zinkin, Binghamton University
Respondent: Angelica Nuzzo, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Session 6: Productive Dialogues: Marx and Contemporary Continental Philosophy

Adams Moderator: Amy Wendling, Creighton University
Room “Changing the World: Heidegger’s Reading of Marx’s 11th Thesis on
Feuerbach,” Christopher Ruth, Villanova University
“Material Critique and Ideology: Marx and Althusser on Social
Transformation,” Christopher Noble, Villanova University
“Can The Multitude Herald the Coming Community?: An Encounter
Between Antonio Negri and Giorgio Agamben,” Sarah Vitale, Villanova

Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. cont'd.

Session 7: Technology: Beyond Heidegger?

Monroe Moderator: Robert Rosenberger, Georgia Institute of Technology
Room “Heidegger and the Conspiracy of Technology,” Richard A. Cohen, University
at Buffalo
“Heidegger on Technology: One Size Fits All,” Don Ihde, Stony Brook
“Technology Without Heideggerian Critique: A New Myth,” Robert C.
Scharff, University of New Hampshire

Session 8: The Actuality of Hegel’s Logic

Jackson Moderator: Brady Bowman, Penn State University
Room “Hegel’s Logic of Actuality,” Karen Ng, New School for Social Research
“Spirit in Hegel’s Science of Logic: The Case of Measure,” Matthew Congdon,
New School for Social Research
“Hegel’s Notion of Infinity,” Rocío Zambrana, New School for Social

Session 9: Political Prospects: Law, Speech, and Reason

Lincoln Moderator: Olivia Custer, Bard College
Room “The Intercession of the Singularity of Law,” Derek Aggleton, Villanova University
“Teleiopoesis: The Language of a Politics of Friendship,” Elizabeth Irvine,
Villanova University
“Derrida’s ‘Reason’: Deconstructive Politics,” Jessie Dern, Villanova University

Session 10: Queer Phenomenology: Sara Ahmed and the Politics of Disorientation
Madison Moderator: Gail Weiss, George Washington University
Room “Sexual Authenticities,” Ami Harbin, Dalhousie University
“Producing Sexual (dis)Orientations in Space and Culture,” Elisabeth Lund
Engebretsen, Duke University
“Ahmed and the Existential Possibilities of Disorientation,” Ada Jaarsma
Sonoma State University
“Becoming Gendered: Ahmed and Butler on New Normativities,” Alexis
Shotwell, Laurentian University

THURSDAY AFTERNOON 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (T.II)

Session 1: The World at a Glance

Georgetown (Indiana University Press)
Salon A Moderator: David Wood, Vanderbilt University
Speaker: Glen Mazis, Penn State University, Harrisburg
Speaker: Susan Bredlau, Northern Arizona University
Speaker: Alphonso Lingis, Emeritus, Penn State University
Respondent: Edward S. Casey, Stony Brook University

Session 2: What Should We Do with Our Brain?

Georgetown Moderator: Elizabeth Rottenberg, DePaul University
Salon B Speaker: Daniel Smith, Purdue University
Speaker: Hugh Silverman, Stony Brook University
Respondent: Catherine Malabou, Université de Paris X-Nanterre

Thursday 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. cont'd.

Session 3: Scholar’s Session: Ewa Ziarek

Georgetown Moderator: Kelly Oliver, Vanderbilt University
Salon C Speaker: Rosalyn Diprose, University of New South Wales
Speaker: Elissa Marder, Emory University
Respondent: Ewa Ziarek, University at Buffalo

Session 4: Zizek’s Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity

Lincoln (Northwestern University Press)
Room Moderator: Peter Milne, Emory University
Speaker: Tom Brockelman, LeMoyne College
Speaker: Bruno Bosteels, Cornell University
Respondent: Adrian Johnston, University of New Mexico

Session 5: The Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas

Adams Moderator: Michael Smith, Emeritus, Berry College
Room Speaker: Claire Katz, Texas A&M University
Speaker: James Hatley, Salisbury University
Respondent: Diane Perpich, Clemson University

Session 6: Critical Theory, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalization

Monroe Moderator: Jeffrey Flynn, Fordham University
Room “Post-Secular Society and the Cosmopolitan Imagination,” David Rasmussen,
Boston College
“Interspecies Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Discourse Ethics Grounding of
Animals Rights,” Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University
“The Burden of Responsibility in a Global Scenario,” Maria Pia Lara,
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

Session 7: Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations

Jefferson (Indiana University Press)
Room Moderator: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Lewis College
Speaker: John Stuhr, Emory University
Speaker: Patrick Burke, Gonzaga University
Respondent: Martin Beck Matustik, Arizona State University

Session 8: Jean-Luc Nancy in Dialogue

Jackson Moderator: David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut University
Room “The Extension of the Soul: Nancy Reading Descartes,” Anne O’Byrne, Stony
Brook University
“The State of Being and Logos after Nancy: Reading Nancy’s ‘Being Singular
Plural’ with Heidegger and Lacan,” Travis Holloway, Stony
Brook University
“Deconstruction as Self-Deconstruction: Nancy with Heidegger and Derrida,”
Francois Raffoul, Louisiana State University

Thursday 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. cont'd.

Session 9: Husserl and Intersubjectivity

Washington Moderator: Burt Hopkins, Seattle University
Room “Embodiment and the Intersubjective World: The Paradox of Subjectivity Revisited,”
Joona Taipale, University of Helsinki
“What Can Phenomenology Teach us about Oppression?,” Neal DeRoo,
Brock University
“For the Sake of the Shared World: Husserl and the Limits of Europe,”
Timo Miettinen, University of Helsinki

Session 10: Phenomenology, Dialectic, Temporality: Reflections on Irigaray and the

Madison Metaphysical Tradition
Room Moderator: Serene Khader, Wheaton College
“Irigaray’s Engagement with Heidegger: Toward a Sexuate Phenomenology?,”
Anne van Leeuwen, New School for Social Research
“Inter-dict and Alterity: Dialectic in Speculum of the Other Woman,”
Emily Parker, Santa Clara University
“Temporalizing Mat(t)er: Origins and Beginnings in Plato and Irigaray,”
Fanny Söderbäck, New School for Social Research

Thursday, 8:00 p.m.

Potomac Ballroom, Key Bridge Marriott
Welcome: Wayne Froman, George Mason University
Moderator: Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University

“Phenomenology and Anthropology”

Françoise Dastur
Université de Nice

Thursday, 10:00 p.m.

Potomac Ballroom Foyer
Reception Sponsors:
Duquesne University Press, Indiana University Press, The SUNY Press

FRIDAY MORNING 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (F.I)

Session 1: Nietzsche, Hegel, Dilthey

Georgetown Moderator: Alan Schrift, Grinnell College
Salon A “States and Nomads: Hegel’s World and Nietzsche’s Earth,”
Gary M. Shapiro, University of Richmond
“Nietzsche on Life and the Will to Interpret History,” Rudolf A. Makkreel,
Emory University

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. cont'd.

Session 2: Religion: Derrida, Habermas, Levinas

Jefferson Moderator: Jim Swindal, Duquesne University
Room “Decentering or Decentering Religion? Derrida, Habermas, and God,”
Giovanna Borradori, Vassar College
“Secularizing God in Levinas and Habermas,” Matthias Fritsch, Concordia

Session 3: Max Scheler: Ethics and Ontology

Adams Moderator: Kas Saghafi, University of Memphis
Room “Max Scheler’s Phenomenology of Moral Action,” Eugene Kelly,
New York Institute of Technology
“Scheler’s More Fundamental Ontology: His Critique of Being and Time,”
Eric Mohr, Duquesne University

Session 4: Foucault, Race and Class

Georgetown Moderator: Falguni Sheth, Hampshire College
Salon B “Liberal Eugenics and the Biopolitical Horizon of Class Conflict,”
Wade Roberts, Juniata College
“Liberation and Its Discontents: Foucault, Race, and the Possibility of
Freedom,” Cynthia D. Coe, Central Washington University

Session 5: Kant, Cosmopolitanism, Teleology

Jackson Moderator: Adrian Switzer, Western Kentucky University
Room “Kantian Cosmopolitanism, Contemporary Secularism, and the Place of
Religion,” Michael Norton, Villanova University
“The Question of Teleology in the Life Sciences: Limit Concept or Necessary
Ontological Presupposition?” Barbara Muraca, University of Greifswald

Session 6: Aesthetics and the End of Art

Lincoln Moderator: Annika Thiem, Villanova University
Room “Adorno on Kierkegaard’s Concept of the Aesthetic,” Clifford Lee,
Troy University
“The Artistic Absolute: Ownership and Authority After the End of Art,”
Karen E. Gover, Bennington College

Session 7: Phenomenology and the Multiplicity of Temporal Experience

Georgetown Moderator: John Rose, Goucher College
Salon C “The Time of Aging,” Zachary Davis, St. John’s University
“The Temporality of Melancholia: A Phenomenological Investigation,”
Stefano Micali, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Session 8: Frantz Fanon’s Philosophy:

Monroe A Revolutionary Call for Decolonization and Self-Determination
Room Moderator: Sean Meighoo, Emory University
“In Defense of Fanon’s Goal of Cultural Relativity,” Elizabeth Hoppe,
Lewis University
“Bringing Revolution to Academia,” Tracey Nicholls, Lewis University

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. cont'd.

Session 9: Of the Cartesian Fables:

Madison Rethinking the Roles of Language and Fable in Descartes
Room Moderator: Brent Adkins, Roanoke College
“Demonstration and Fable in Descartes’ Ontology,” Kristina Lebedeva,
DePaul University
“Lux Est Fabula: Light, Fable, Rules, and the Imagination in Descartes’ The
World,” James Griffith, DePaul University

Session 10: Time, Will, and Nostalgia

Washington Moderator: Laura Hengehold, Case Western Reserve University
Room “The Paradox of Time and the Will in Kant, Existentialism and Derrida,”
William S. Wilkerson, University of Alabama in Huntsville
“The Body of a Ghost: Returning to a Phenomenology of Nostalgia,”
Dylan Trigg, University of Sussex

Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Session 1)

Georgetown Salon A, Key Bridge Marriott
Sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology
Moderator: William McKenna, Miami University of Ohio

“The Truth of Solipsism”

Nicolas De Warren
Wellesley College

FRIDAY MORNING 11:00 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. (F.II)

Session 2: Graduate Student Colloquium:

Adams The Job Market in Today’s Economy
Room Moderator: Carolyn O’Mara, Penn State University
Speaker: Richard A. Lee, DePaul University
Speaker: Christopher Long, Penn State University

Session 3: Sartre, Nature and Embodiment

Georgetown Moderator: Brian Seitz, Babson College
Salon B “Sartre on Embodiment, Touch, and the ‘Double Sensation’,”
Dermot B. Moran, University College Dublin
“Naturalizing Sartre’s Ontology: Nature, Science, and Totality,”
Matthew C. Ally, City University of New York

Session 4: Early Heidegger

Georgetown Moderator: Lawrence Hatab, Old Dominion University
Salon C “Phenomenology and the Problem of Universals,” William Koch,
University of South Florida
“For a Radically New Kind of Fluid Ontology: Heidegger’s Notion
of the Abandonment of Being in the 1930s,” Pol Vandevelde,
Marquette University
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. cont'd.

Session 5: Phenomenology and Psychology

Jackson Moderator: Susan West, Delaware State University
Room “The Way to the Subject Between Phenomenology and Psychology,”
Nicola Zippel, La Sapienza University
“The Phenomenology, Contextuality, and Existentiality of
Emotional Trauma,” Robert D. Stolorow, UCLA School of Medicine

Session 6: Politics in Zizek and Bataille

Jefferson Moderator: Chad Kautzer, University of Colorado at Denver
Room “Just Say No! Zizek’s (Revolutionary) Act of Refusal,” Geoffrey Pfeifer,
University of South Florida
“Communication and Torture: Bataille and the Politics of Abu Ghraib,”
Gary A. Mullen, St. Mary’s College

Session 7: Facticity and Temporality

Lincoln Moderator: Theodore George, Texas A&M University
Room “The Facticity of Being and the Rupture of Time in Heidegger and
Levinas,” Emilia Angelova, Trent University
“The Temporality of Distraction, or the Creation of Subjectivity in Philosophical
Confessions,” Michael Marder, Georgetown University

Session 8: Foucault’s Ethics

Monroe Moderator: Martha Woodruff, Middlebury College
Room “Moderate and Immoderate Candor: Foucault’s Parrhesia
Without Sophrosyne,” David T. Vessey, Grand Valley State University
“Ethics as Self-Transformation: Foucault’s Ethical Response to the
Genealogy of Modern Morality,” Colin W. Koopman, University of
California, Santa Cruz

Session 9: Deleuze and Aesthetics

Madison Moderator: Levi Bryant, Collin College
Room “Deleuze and the Force of Color,” Megan Craig, Stony Brook University
“Zips: Experimental Lines of Flight,” Ryan J. Johnson, Houston
Community College

Session 10: Religion and Forgiveness

Washington Moderator: David Pellauer, DePaul University
Room “Law, Love, and Life: Forgiveness and the Transformation of Politics,”
Shannon Hoff, Institute for Christian Studies, University of Toronto
“Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of Creation,” Mirela Oliva, Boston College

FRIDAY AFTERNOON 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (F.III)


Georgetown Moderator: Peg Simons, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Salon A Graduate Student Prize Recipient:
“The Pre-Worldly Past: On Nostalgia in Freudian Psychoanalysis,” Carolyn
Sue Culbertson, University of Oregon
Junior Scholar Prize Recipient:
“Immanent Spirituality,” Patrick L. Miller, Duquesne University
Friday 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. cont'd.
Session 2: Heidegger and Art
Georgetown Moderator: Eldon Wait, University of Zululand
Salon B “Heidegger and Chillida: Sculpture and the Art of Dwelling,” Andrew
Mitchell, Emory University
“The Legacy of Heideggerian Poetics for Continental Philosophy:
Lacoue-Labarthe and Sallis,” Bernard D. Freydberg, Koç University

Session 3: Marcel and Marion

Adams Moderator: Daniel Price, University of Houston
Room “Giving Significance: The (Im)possibility of Speculation in Marion’s
Phenomenology,” Matthew P. Schunke, Rice University
“Philosophers’ Stories: Gabriel Marcel and Narrative,” Helen Tattam,
University of Nottingham

Session 4: Husserl on Passivity and Activity

Jefferson Moderator: Janet Donohoe, University of West Georgia
Room “Husserl’s Analyses Concerning Passive and Active Synthesis as a Basis
for a Phenomenology of Artistic Creation,” Daniel Guentchev, Southern
Illinois University, Carbondale
“On the Activity and the Passivity of the Constitutive Subjectivity:
Revisiting Husserl’s Notion of Constitution,” Simo Pulkkinen,
University of Helsinki

Session 5: Conceptions of Science

Georgetown Moderator: Trish Glazebrook, Dalhousie University
Salon C “Formal Indicators and Scientific Concepts,” Robert P. Crease,
Stony Brook University
“Nietzsche’s Reconception of Science: Overcoming Nihilism,” Justin
Remhof, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session 6: Intersubjectivity and Aesthetics in Merleau-Ponty

Jackson Moderator: Helen Fielding, University of Western Ontario
Room “The Visions and Voices of our Cavernous Bodies: Intersubjectivity in
Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy,” Florentien Verhage, Washington and Lee
“Beyond and Back: Merleau-Ponty, Escoubas and Badiou on
Saara Hacklin, University of Helsinki

Session 7: Philosophy of History

Madison Moderator: Richard Capobianco, Stonehill College
Room “Nietzsche: The Art of History,” Allison M. Merrick,
University of Southampton
“Refashioning the Task of History: Ideology, Death, Allegory and the
Philosophy of History in Benjamin and Du Bois,” Alfred Frankowski,
University of Oregon

Friday 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. cont'd.

Session 8: Romanticism and the Sublime

Lincoln Moderator: Allen Scult, Drake University
Room “Lyotard’s Transcendental Sublime: Auto-affective Thinking, Onto-aesthetics,
and the Possible Conditions for Philosophy,” Aaron N. Krempa,
Penn State University
“The Early German Romantics and the Vocation of Philosophy,” Greg Johnson,
Pacific Lutheran University

Session 9: The Outside and the Underworld

Monroe Moderator: Matthew Goodwin, St. Cloud State University
Room “The Passion of the Outside: Blanchot and Levinas on Language and the
Sensible,” Peter Hanly, Boston College
“The Acheron in Freud and Schmitt,” Emily A. Zakin, Miami University of

Session 10: Derrida, Hospitality and the Death Drive

Washington Moderator: Jen McWeeny, John Carroll University
Room “Kearney Contra Derrida: A Reading of Strangers, Gods and Monsters both
With and Against Of Hospitality,” Joshua Mills-Knutsen, University of
“There is No Death Drive: Freud, Derrida and the Drive for Survival,”
Martin Hägglund, Harvard University

FRIDAY AFTERNOON 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (F.IV)

Session 1: Adorno and the Question of Nihilism: Annihilation and Awareness

Georgetown Moderator: Claudia Leeb, University of Chicago
Salon A Speaker: Babette E. Babich, Fordham University
Respondent: Michael Sullivan, Emory University

Session 2: Unnatural Participation: Merleau-Ponty, Deleuze, and

Georgetown Environmental Ethics
Salon B Moderator: John Russon, University of Guelph
Speaker: Fred J. Evans, Duquesne University
Respondent: Ted Toadvine, University of Oregon

Session 3: Tragedy and Sexual Difference in Hegel’s Natural Law

Georgetown Moderator: Emanuela Bianchi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Salon C Speaker: Elaine P. Miller, Miami University of Ohio
Respondent: Jason Wirth, Seattle University

Session 4: Intolerable: Foucault & the Problem of Political Judgment

Jefferson Moderator: Bryan Lueck, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Room Speaker: Kevin Thompson, DePaul University
Respondent: Todd May, Clemson University

Friday 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. cont'd.

Session 5: Formal Indication and the Hermeneutics of Facticity

Adams Moderator: Kirsten Jacobson, University of Maine
Room Speaker: Leslie A. MacAvoy, East Tennessee State University
Respondent: Christian Lotz, Michigan State University

Session 6: Alterity and Power: Levinas and Heidegger on the Human after
Monroe Humanism
Room Moderator: Heath Massey, Beloit College
Speaker: Krzysztof Ziarek, University at Buffalo
Respondent: Will McNeill, DePaul University

Session 7: Queer Moralities: Foucault’s Nietzschean History of Madness

Washington Moderator: Julie Klein, Villanova University
Room Speaker: Lynne R. Huffer, Emory University
Respondent: Jana Sawicki, Williams College

Session 8: Mathematics and Intertextuality: Opening Variations on Derrida and

Lincoln Badiou
Room Moderator: Pleshette DeArmitt, University of Memphis
Speaker: Bill Martin, DePaul University
Respondent: Paul Livingston, University of New Mexico

Session 9: If I Know I Can Be Wrong: The Hidden History of Epistemologies of

Jackson Ignorance
Room Moderator: Margaret McClaren, Rollins College
Speaker: Nancy J. Holland, Hamline University
Respondent: Brenda Wirkus, John Carroll University

Session 10: Contracting Time: A Husserlian Account of Temporality in Images

Madison Moderator: Michael Paradiso-Michau, Penn State University
Room Speaker: Javier Carreño, Catholic University of Leuven
Respondent: Sara Heinämaa, University of Helsinki

Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Potomac Ballroom, Key Bridge Marriott
Agenda available at Registration

Friday, 7:00 p.m.

Potomac Ballroom Foyer
Cash bar & light refreshments
Reception Sponsors:
Duquesne University Press, Indiana University Press, The SUNY Press

SATURDAY MORNING 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (S.I)

Session 1: Scholar’s Session: David Farrell Krell

Georgetown Moderator: Robert Vallier, DePaul University
Salon A Speaker: Peg Birmingham, DePaul University
Speaker: Walter Brogan, Villanova University
Respondent: David Farrell Krell, DePaul University

Session 2: Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the

Georgetown Committee on the Status of Women Joint Panel (Part One)
Salon C Interrogating Nationalism I
Moderator: Namita Goswami, DePaul University
“Race, Gender Debates Among Feminists in the 2008 Presidential Campaign,”
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
“Lessons from the Obama Campaign and Election,” Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr.
Vanderbilt University

Session 3: Nietzsche, Foucault, Irigaray: New Resources for Bioethics

Jefferson Moderator: Sharon Meagher, University of Scranton
Room “Taking Nietzsche Seriously: Reframing the Moral Questions in the Medical
Management of Intersex,” Ellen K. Feder, American University
“What’s So Special About Genetic Information? A Foucauldian Analysis of the
Ethics of Pre-Adoptive Genetic Testing,” Kimberly Leighton,
American University
“An Ethics of Life: What Bioethics Requires,” Mary C. Rawlinson, Stony Brook

Session 4: Emmanuel Levinas on the Infinite: Alterity, Time, and Desire

Adams Moderator: Bettina Bergo, Université de Montréal
Room “The Ambiguity of Transcendence: Levinas on the Alterity of the Infinite,”
Christina M. Gschwandtner, University of Scranton
“Proximity and Diachrony: Levinas and the Philosophy of Time,” Eric
Severson, Eastern Nazarene College
“Desire and the Elemental God of the Real,” John Panteleimon Manoussakis,
College of the Holy Cross

Session 5: Through the Looking Glass: Rancière’s Rejection of the Narrative of

Monroe Representation
Room Moderator: Peter Gratton, University of San Diego
“Rancière’s Copernican Revolution,” Gabriel Rockhill, Villanova University
“Teaching the Petrified Forms How to Sing,” Joshua Delpech-Ramey, Rowan
“Aesthetic Unconscious of Contemporary Thought,” Alexi Kukuljevic,
Villanova University

Session 6: Phenomenologies of Shame

Jackson Moderator: Patricia Huntington, Arizona State University
Room “Humiliation and Transgender Regulation,” Gayle Salamon, Princeton
“The Shameful Face of Philosophy: Shame and the Philosophical Imaginary,”
Ann V. Murphy, Fordham University
“Shame and the Temporality of Social Life,” Lisa Guenther, Vanderbilt

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. cont'd.

Session 7: To Speak Against/Within Oppression(s): Methodologies of

Lincoln Embodied Social Criticism
Room Moderator: William Edelglass, Marlboro College
“Beyond Kritik: Problematization, Prisons and the Role of the Specific
Intellectual,” Zach VanderVeen, Charles F. Kettering Foundation
“Of Perverts and Subjects: Fanon, Beauvoir and the Problem of Theorizing
Oppression,” Erin Tarver, Vanderbilt University
“Gray Butterflies and White Ignorance: Nietzsche’s Concept of Physiology
and Social Epistemology,” Jeff Edmonds, Vanderbilt University

Session 8: Contributions to Continental Philosophy by William Richardson, S.J.:

Georgetown Psychoanalysis and Philosophy
Salon B Moderator: Richard Kearney, Boston College
“Heidegger’s Godot,” William Richardson, S.J., Boston College
Respondent: Philippe Van Haute, University of Nijmegen
Respondent: Charles Shepherdson, University at Albany

Session 9: Mapping the Terrain of Contemporary Italian Philosophy

Washington Moderator: Lanei Rodemeyer, Duquesne University
Room “The Italian Difference,” Ugo Perone, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
“Reason, Subjectivity and Postmodernity in Recent Italian Philosophy,” Silvia
Benso, Rochester Institute of Technology
“Differences in Italian Hermeneutic Philosophy,” Brian Schroeder, Rochester
Institute of Technology

Session 10: Thinking with Deleuze

Madison Moderator: Dan Selcer, Duquesne University
Room “Affective Expressions: Politics at the Limit of Phenomenology (in the
Manner of Deleuze and Henry),” Yong Dou (Michael) Kim, Villanova
“Thinking Deleuze Otherwise,” April Flakne, New College of Florida
“Reading Irigaray with Deleuze: Beyond a Dual Conception of Sexual
Difference,” Andrew Robinson, University of Guelph

Saturday, 12:00 p.m.

Georgetown Salon A, Key Bridge Marriott
Sponsored by the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University
Moderator: Jeffrey McCurry, Duquesne University

“Just Looking, or Watching Over Truth:

On Heidegger’s Reflections on Theory”

Rodolphe Gasché
University at Buffalo

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (S.II)

Session 1: Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the Committee on the
Jefferson Status of Women Joint Panel (Part Two)
Room Interrogating Nationalism II
Moderator: Kyoo Lee, John Jay College, CUNY
“Gender, Sexuality, and Xenophobia,” Ronald R. Sundstrom,
University of San Francisco
“Threatening Bodies in the Age of Obama: Same-Sex Marriage and the
Election of the First Black President,” Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, Washington
State University and Carmen Lugo-Lugo, Washington State University
“Care Worker Migration and Transnational Justice,” Lisa Eckenwiler,
George Mason University

Session 2: Problems of the Lifeworld. Husserliana Vol. 39: Die Lebenswelt

Georgetown Moderator: John Drummond, Fordham University
Salon A Speaker: David Carr, Emory University
Speaker: Thomas Nenon, University of Memphis
Speaker: Steven Crowell, Rice University

Session 3: Nietzsche and Foucault

Georgetown Moderator: Chloë Taylor, University of Alberta
Salon C “Nietzsche’s Curiositas,” Angela Capodivacca, Yale University
“Foucault and Nietzsche: The Theater of the True and the False,” Thomas Flynn,
Emory University
“Foucault and the Problem of Curiosity,” Brad Stone, Loyola Marymount University

Session 4: Agamben’s Biopolitics: Critical Revisions

Adams Moderator: Farhang Erfani, American University
Room “Subsistence and the ‘Secret Solidarity’ between Humanitarianism and
Biopolitics,” Joshua Miller, Penn State University
“The Modern Political Landscape: Nation-State, Camp, Earthly Dwelling,”
Julie Kuhlken, Misericordia University
“Contingency and Biopolitics: Agamben, Foucault, Arendt,” Melanie
Shepherd, Misericordia University

Session 5: Studies in Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy

Monroe Moderator: Darian Meacham, Katholiecke Universiteit Leuven
Room “The Chirality of Being: Exploring a Merleau-Ponteian Ontology of Sense,”
David Morris, Concordia University
“A Phenomenology of Hesitation: Interrupting Racializing Habits of Seeing,”
Alia Al-Saji, McGill University
“Merleau-Ponty and the ‘Naturalization’ of Phenomenology,” Bryan Smyth,
University of Memphis

Session 6: Pragmatic Visions of Race, Art, and Democracy

Washington Moderator: Mariana Ortega, John Carroll University
Room “Art, Education, and Witness; or, How to Make Our Ideals Clear,”
Paul Taylor, Temple University
“Pragmatism and Democratic Faith,” Melvin L. Rogers, University of Virginia
“The Politics of Geography and Black Feminist Practice,” V. Denise James,
University of Dayton

Saturday 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. cont'd.

Session 7: Feminist Philosophy

Lincoln Moderator: Debra Bergoffen, George Mason University
Room “Realist Politics: Thinking Alcoff with Rancière on Liberalism, Identity, and
Aesthetics,” Robin M. James, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“An Epistemological Dialogue in Feminist Philosophy,” Cynthia M.
Paccacerqua, Stony Brook University
“Femininity, Embodiment, and Voice,” Linda J. Fisher, Central European

Session 8: Intersections with Hannah Arendt

Madison Moderator: Dianna Taylor, John Carroll University
Room “The Wrongs of Rights: The Onto-Political Logic of Human Rights from
Arendt to Badiou,” Adriel M. Trott, University of Texas Pan-American
“Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt on Labor,” Andrea Veltman, James
Madison University
“The Transcendence and Banality of Evil: Modernity, Postmodernity, and
Arendt,” Eric E. Boynton, Allegheny College

Session 9: Agamben and his Interlocutors

Jackson Moderator: David Scott, Coppin State University
Room “Law, Violence, and Dissent in Benjamin and Agamben,” Brian Elliott,
University College Dublin
“Politics of Creative Indifference,” Brendan Moran, University of Calgary
“The Concrete and the Bare: Sovereignty in the Work of Carl Schmitt and
Giorgio Agamben,” Daniel McLoughlin, University of New South Wales

Session 10: Philosophy and Biology

Georgetown John Protevi, Louisiana State University
Salon B “Racism, Eugenics, and Ernst Mayr’s Account of Species,”
Ladelle McWhorter, University of Richmond
“Vitality and the Substance of Women’s Rights,” Penelope Deutscher,
Northwestern University
“The Ontology of Intensity in Deleuze’s Biological Philosophy,” Mary Beth
Mader, University of Memphis
“The Production of the ‘Ground’ of Evolvability,” Dennis Keenan,
Fairfield University

Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Potomac Ballroom, Key Bridge Marriott

Moderator: Cynthia Willett, Emory University

“The Aesthetic Dimension”

Jacques Rancière
Université de Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis)



Georgetown Salon A
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

31st Annual Meeting

Chairperson: George Leiner, Saint Vincent College

“Did Nietzsche Follow Friedrich Ritschl to Leipzig?”

Anthony Jensen, Xavier University

“Writing, Reading, Thinking, Feeling: Nietzsche and the Art of Living”

Alan Milchman & Alan Rosenberg, CUNY Queens College

“Nietzsche as a Reader of Wilhelm Roux, or the Physiology of History”

Lukas Soderstrom, Université de Montréal

“Is There Hope for History? The Meanings of ‘History’ in Nietzsche and Heidegger”
Chiara Ricciardone, SUNY Binghamton

Business Meeting Friday, Oct 30, 2009, 8 AM (locus to be announced)


Georgetown Salon B
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Moderator: Martha K. Woodruff, Middlebury College

“Telling the Truth: Homer, Plato, and Heidegger”

Dennis Schmidt, The Pennsylvania State University

“Parmenides: Another Way”

Rose Cherubin, George Mason University


Monroe Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Catharine Malabou, Université de Paris-X Nanterre

Martin McQuillan, University of Leeds

Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, University of Reading

Georgetown Salon C
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Moderator: Tim Hyde, Stony Brook University

“Formally Indicating Our Historical Situation”

Ted Kisiel, Northern Illinois University

“Birth, Generation and Historicity: from Dilthey to Being and Time”

Anne O’Byrne, Stony Brook University

“Subject and Object: Heideggerian Reflections on the Strange History of Two Modern Words”
Larry Hatab, Old Dominion University


Adams Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Schelling on Life, Health, and Freedom

Moderator: James Risser, Seattle University

“Oscillating between Being and Non-Being: Schelling’s Notion of

Illness as an Illusion of Life”
Andrzej Wiercinski, International Institute for Hermeneutics
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

“Schelling on Responsibility and the Unconscious”

Sean J. McGrath, Memorial University

The Act of Creation: Divine and Human Freedom in Schelling’s Late Philosophy
Holger Zaborowski, The Catholic University of America

Respondent: Jason Wirth, Seattle University


Washington Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Habermas and Pragmatism: A Discussion

Chair: John Lysaker, Emory University

Brendan Hogan, New York University
Noëlle McAfee, George Mason University
Michael Sullivan, Emory University

Lincoln Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Judaism and the Turn to Paul in Recent Continental Philosophy
Moderator: Oona Eisenstadt, Pomona College

“The Inoperative Jew: Agamben’s Paul”

Andrew Benjamin, Monash University

“Badiou, Girard, and the Pauline Event”

Eleanor Kaufman, University of California, Los Angeles

“Jacob Taubes and the Cultural Memory of Paul”

Martin Kavka, Florida State University

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Text Discussion: Jacob Taubes, “Israel as the Place of Revolution” and
“The Worldly Sphere of Apocalypticism,” from Occidental Eschatology
Discussion Moderator: Martin Kavka, Florida State University

For details on the reading and updates, see

All interested in attending the CPJC Business Meeting should meet in the hotel lobby,
Sunday 9:00 a.m.


Room 1482
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Anarchism & Philosophy
Moderator: Cory Wimberly, University of Texas – Pan American

“This Time I’m Serious: Critchley, Anarchism, and the Question of Violence,”
Peter Gratton, University of San Diego

“Demanding Impossible Justice: Thoughts on Post-Foundationalist Anarchism,”

Michael Larson, Point Park University

“Anarchist Philosophy and Working Class Struggle:

A Brief History and Commentary,”
Nathan Jun, Midwestern State University

“Anarchist Meditations”
Alejandro de Acosta, Southwestern University

Jackson Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Moderator: Dan Stiver, Hardin-Simmons University

9-10:30: Ricoeur’s Political Ethics

“Hypocrisy about Hypocrisy”
Bernard Dauenhauer, University of Georgia
“Keeping it Real: A Ricoeurian Approach to Political Ethics”
Greg Johnson, Pacific Lutheran University
“Narrative-Deliberative Democracy”
David Kaplan, University of North Texas
Ricoeur’s Methodology for the Humanization of the Social Sciences: An Aristotelian
Interpretation of the Capabilities Approach to Distributive Justice
Molly Mann, York University

10:30-12: Ricoeur’s Living Up to Death

“Ricoeur and Arendt in Dialogue on Life and Death”
Morny Joy, University of Calgary
“Dying to Live: Ricoeur’s Post-Religious Faith”
Richard Kearney, Boston College
“Learning to Live Up to Death—Finally:
Ricoeur and Derrida on the Textuality of Immortality”
B. Keith Putt, Samford University

Respondent: David Pellauer, DePaul University


Madison Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Darwin, not Genocide
Moderator: Erik Vogt, Trinity College

“With God, Anything is Possible”

Dan Lloyd, Trinity College
“Darwinism in SS Literature”
André Mineau, University of Quebec at Rimouski

“Darwin’s Universalism, With the Help of Lamarck”

Bettina Bergo, Université de Montréal

“Genocide. Bad Genes, Bad Luck, or Bad Culture?”

James R. Watson, Loyola University

Jefferson Room
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A Discussion of Merold Westphal’s Levinas and Kierkegaard in Dialogue

Moderator: B. Keith Putt, Samford University

John J. Davenport, Fordham University
M. Jamie Ferreira, University of Virginia

Respondent: Merold Westphal, Fordham University


Thursday, 12:15 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Session 1: Phenomenological Critique: Theory and Case Studies

Room Moderator: Gary Backhaus, Loyola College in Maryland
1482 “Scientific Realism in the Social Sciences,” Michael J. Sigrist, Stony Brook
“Caught in the Crossfire: The School Headteachers’ Lived Experiences of the
Armed Conflict in Nepal,” Tejendra J. Pherali, Liverpool John Moores University
“Formulae-world, Life-world, and Metaphysics: Husserl’s Crisis and its
Contemporary Relevance,” Richard Friedrich, San Jose State University
“The Devaluation of Bodies: Dance Education as Expression of Colonial
Impulse,” Ioana Stoica, University of Maryland
“The Foundation of Social Participation—From a Research on ‘hikikomori’ in
Japan,” Teppei Sekimizu, Waseda University
“Phenomenological Perspectives on Collective Responsibility: Heidegger and
Schutz,” David Zoller, Fordham University

Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Session 1: Scholar’s Session: George Psathas, Boston University

Room Moderator: Lenore Langsdorf, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
1482 Speakers: Lenore Langsdorf, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Hisashi Nasu, Waseda University
Lester Embree, Florida Atlantic University
Tom Conroy, Lehman College

SPHS Program cont'd.

Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.

Session 1: The Social Phenomenology of Identity

Room Moderator: Denisa Butnaru, University of Strasbourg
1054 “On Laws and Ladies: The Domestic Angel in Hegel and Nietzsche,” Carolyn
Robbins, San Jose State University
“Attempt at a Fundamental Reworking of the Meaning of the Sex/Gender
Distinction through Feminist Biology and Phenomenology,” Alfred Frankowski,
University of Oregon
“Body as Interstitium: The Case of Jerzy Grotowski’s ‘Poor Theatre,’” Denisa
Butnaru, University of Strasbourg
“Husserl’s Transcendental Intersubjectivity, Schutz’s Social Phenomenology, and
Collective Emergent Intentionality: A Transpersonal-Hermeneutic
Phenomenology of Participatory Enaction,” Sean M. Saiter, Institute of
Transpersonal Psychology
“Feeling Normal: Heidegger in Dialogue with Damasio on Social Emotion,”
Christy Reynolds, University of Oregon
“Physical Resistance as an Act of Love: An Analysis of the Struggle with Covey
on the Basis of Max Scheler’s Phenomenology,” Christina M. Gould, Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale


Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Room 1482

Friday, 9:00 -10:25 a.m.

Session 1: Panel: Phenomenology as a Way of Life? Reflections on the Intersection of

Room Phenomenology and Moral Psychology
1482 Moderator: Michael Kelly, Boston College
“The Intentional Structure of Envy,” Michael Kelly, Boston College
“The Value of a Phenomenology of the Emotions for Virtue Ethics,” Anne C.
Ozar, Creighton University
“Phenomenology as a Way of Life? The Problem of Free Will and the Forgotten
Legacy of Descartes,” Christopher Arroyo, Providence College

Session 2: Phenomenological Explorations of Life

Room Moderator: Philip Lewin, Lansing Community College
1054 “Toward a Phenomenology of Life,” Kim Rogers, East Tennessee State
“From Logos to phonè: Towards a Phenomenology of the Animal Lifeworld,”
Gerard Kuperus, University of San Francisco
“Mind and Life in Phenomenology and Enactivist Biology,” Philip Lewin,
Lansing Community College

SPHS Program cont'd.

Friday, 10:30 - 11:55 a.m.

Session 1: Panel: Marjorie Grene’s Post-Phenomenological Philosophy of Human Being

Room Moderator: Keith R. Peterson, Colby College
1482 “Between Life and Death: Grene’s Reading of Heidegger and Plessner,”
Marjolein Oele, University of San Francisco
“Marjorie Grene, Erwin Straus and Heidegger on Lived Spatiality: Humans’ and
Other Animals’ Being-in-a-Common-Landscape,” Robert Mugerauer, University
Of Washington
“Culture is Natural: Marjorie Grene’s Progressive Naturalism,” Keith R. Peterson,
Colby College

Session 2: Eidetics and Ontology in the Grounding of Human Science

Room Moderator: Michael F. Andrews, Seattle University
1054 “Immanent Transcendence: Husserl on Culture, Enigma, and the Eidos of
Infinity,” Michael F. Andrews, Seattle University
“Ontological Difference and the Recognition of Difference: Heidegger, Fanon and
Baldwin,” Sharin N. Elkholy, University of Houston-Downtown
“Heidegger and Sociology: Toward a Dialogue,” Mucahit Bilici, John Jay
College, CUNY

Friday, 2:00-3:55 p.m.

Session 1: Panel: Consciousness, Lifeworlds and Transformations: Work on the

Room Interface
1482 Moderators: Valerie Malhotra Bentz, Fielding Graduate University; David
Rehorick, Fielding Graduate University
“Phenomenological Method and Cross-Cultural Training: Cultivating a New
Structure of Consciousness,” Darcy Fay, Fielding Graduate University
“Using Mindfulness and Meditation to Open Pathways to Creativity and
Connection in a Business Setting,” Dorianne Cotter-Lockard, Fielding Graduate
“Phenomenological Brain-soma: Somatic Awareness and Neuroscience at a
Crossroads,” Luann Fortune, Fielding Graduate University
“Discovering Leregogy: A Phenomenological Account of Improvised
Collaborative Transformation,” David Rehorick and Steven Jeddeloh, Capella

Session 2: The Phenomenology of Taking Place

Room Moderator: Lester Embree, Florida Atlantic University
1054 “Notes on a Schutzian Theory of Archaeology,” Lester Embree, Florida Atlantic
“Indirect Communication and Therapeutic Action,” Matthew I. Burch, University
of Arkansas
“Facets of Place Experience: The Essence of Place as Glimpsed from Home
Offices,” Lori K. Schneider, Fielding Graduate University
“The Bad Faith of Checklist Tourism,” Danielle M. LaSusa, Temple University

SPHS Program cont'd.

Friday, 4:00 - 6:40 p.m.

Session 1: Panel: Postphenomenological Research

Room Moderator: Don Ihde, Stony Brook University
1482 “Parameters and Visions: Mediating the Qualitative in Computational and
Mathematical Biology,” Annamaria Carusi, University of Oxford
“Postphenomenology’s Implications for Metrology,” Robert Crease, Stony Brook
“What is Postphenomenological Imagination?,” Helena DePreester, Ghent
University College
“Differential Phenomenology: Reframing the Abstractive Techniques of Science,”
Aud Sissel Hoel, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
“Are Technologies Body Extensions?,” Asle Kiran, Norwegian University of
Science and Technology

Session 2: Assessing the State of the World

Room Moderator: Dennis E. Skocz, Independent Scholar
1054 “Keynesian Phenomenology and the Meltdown,” Dennis E. Skocz, Independent
“The Fragmented Man: The Fragmented World,” Corazon T. Toralba, University
of Asia and the Pacific
“The Experience of Interpersonal Disillusionment: An Empirical
Phenomenological Study,” Steen Halling, Seattle University
“A Study of the Comparative Ethical Underpinnings of Judicial Pronouncements
by Customary and High Courts in Nigeria,” Chukwugozie Maduka, University of
“Dry At Heart—Dehumanization of Terrorists,” Vera Fisogni, Pontifical
University at Holy Cross in Rome
“Devoted Subjects: The History of Philosophy and the Phenomenology of
Religions,” Jason Smick, Santa Clara University

Friday, 8:30 p.m., Georgetown Salons B&C

SPHS Plenary Session
Introduction by
George Psathas, Boston University
Lester Embree, Florida Atlantic University

“The Lifeworld Analysis of Alfred Schutz

And the Methodology of the Social Sciences”
Thomas S. Eberle
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

10:00 p.m., Georgetown Salon A

SPHS Program cont'd.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -10:25 a.m.

Session 1: The Everyday and the More Than Everyday Life

Room Moderator: Tom Conroy, Lehman College, CUNY
1482 “Surrealist Techniques and Phenomenological Method,” Matthew J. Goodwin, St.
Cloud State University
“Culturally ‘Doped’ or Not?: On Ethnomethodology, Critical Theory and the
Exegesis of Everyday Life Practices,” Tom Conroy, Lehman College, CUNY
“Disjunctive Space Called Urban Café,” Tadashi Mayauchi, Kagawa Nutrition

Session 2: Phenomenology of Education

Room Moderator: Linda Massey, University of Maryland
1054 “Teaching the Sacred: A Phenomenological Study of Synagogue-School
Teachers,” Louis A. Nagel, University of Maryland
“The Spontaneous Music-Making of Preschoolers: Sound-Shaping Voices in
Play,” Judith K. Kierstead, University of Maryland
“Pilgrims and Guides: A Phenomenological Study of Montessori Teachers
Guiding and Being Guided by Children in Public Montessori Schools,” Linda
Massey, University of Maryland

Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 1: Plenary: Crisis of the 21st Century and the Therapeutic Role of
Room Phenomenology
1482 Philip Lewin, Lansing Community College
Gary Backhaus, Loyola College in Maryland
Valerie Malhotra Bentz, Fielding Graduate University
Anjana Bhattacharjee, Brunel University

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.-3:25 p.m.

Session 1: Panel: Dynamic Embodiment: Phenomenological Approaches to Gesture,

Room Subjectivity, and Communicative Praxis
1482 Moderator: Erik Garrett, Duquesne University
“Communication: Embedded Gesture as First Principle,” Ronald C. Arnett,
Duquesne University
“Playing With Gestures: Toward a Genetic and Generative Phenomenology of
Childhood Gestures,” Erik Garrett, Duquesne University
“Embodied Music Cognition: The Role of Gesture in Music Perception,” Joel W.
Krueger, University of Copenhagen
“An Ethnomethodological Respecification of Communicative Praxis,” Lenore
Langsdorf, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
“And the Point Is: Drawing Implications from Basic Gesture,” Richard Thames,
Duquesne University

SPHS Program cont'd.

Session 2: Phenomenology of Education

Room Moderator: Linda S. De La Ysla, Lynn University
1054 “Chained Naked to the Whiteboard: The Lived Experience of Teaching Amongst
21st-Century Technology,” Donna Paoletti Phillips, Montgomery County Public
Schools and Barbara Woodward, University of Maryland
“Coming to Craft and Coming of Age: The Lived Experience of Teaching
Advanced Placement English in the Classroom-Workshop,” Suzanne Borenzweig,
University of Maryland
“Troubling Dialogue: The Experience of Undergraduate Students within a First
Year Core Curriculum,” Linda S. De La Ysla, Lynn University

Saturday, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Session 1: Panel: The Therapeutic Role of the “Other”

Room Session in Honor and Memory of Mary F. Rogers
1482 Moderator: Kathy M. Hoover, University of West Florida
“Outsiders/Within and In/Outsiders: Varieties of Multiculturalism,” Mary F.
Rogers, University of West Florida and Kathy M. Hoover, University of West
“Meet the New Boss; Same as the Old Boss: A Phenomenological Exploration of
Privilege and its Cultural Reproduction,” Jim Welshans, Independent Scholar
“The Phenomenology of Community Life for Widows Aging Together: Healing
of ‘Self’ with ‘Other’—in ‘Community,’” Frankie Small, University of West
“A Phenomenological Discourse in Psych-Social Coping: Hegel’s ‘Other’ as a
Protective Mechanism,” Angela M. Lohr, University of West Florida
“The Phenomenology of Shared Experiences: Theories of Meaning and the
‘Other’ in Search of Social Support When a Child is Diagnosed with Cancer,”
Donna M. Lohr, University of West Florida

Saturday, 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Session 2: Phenomenology of Education

Room Moderator: Francine Hultgren, University of Maryland
1054 “Presence in Distance: The Lived Experience of Adult Faith Formation in an
Online Learning Community,” Marianne Evans, The Catholic Distance University
“Poetry, Philosophy, and Pedagogy: Re-Awakening a Place of Being in
Teaching,” Mary Packard, College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Francine
Hultgren, University of Maryland
“A Phenomenological Approach to Teaching,” Steven Bindeman, Strayer
University and Dina Kurzweil, University of Maryland
“Teaching to Transcend: A Phenomenological Pedagogy of Difference in the
Classroom,” Shaireen Rashid, C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University

Thirteenth Annual Meeting
October 31--November 2, 2009, Arlington, Virginia
Facilities, Accommodations and Registration:
All sessions will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel. Group, overnight accommodation
rates are available at the hotel for $159 for single or multiple occupancy. Call either 1-800-
228-9290 or 1-703-524-6400 for reservations. To receive these rates, participants must identify
themselves as attending the SPEP conference and make their reservations by October 7, 2009.
Conference registration will take place on Saturday evening from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. outside
Georgetown Salons A&B.

Saturday, October 31st, 8:00 p.m.

Georgetown Salon A, Key Bridge Marriott
Introduced and Moderated by W.S.K. (Scott) Cameron, Loyola Marymount University

“The Earth as Our Home:

An Ecofeminist Philosophical Perspective”
Karen J. Warren
Macalester College
Respondent: Trish Glazebrook, Dalhousie University
9:30 p.m.
Georgetown Salon B

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

Lower Level Foyer, Key Bridge Marriott

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Environmental Justice and the Other-Than-Human World

Jefferson Moderator: Steven Vogel, Denison University
Room “Restorative Environmental Justice and the Promise of Ubuntu,” Tama Weisman,
Dominican University
“Speaking for Trees: Human Language as the Condition for the Possibility of
Ethical Appeal,” Eleanor Helms, Fordham University
“Non-Human Life: A Constitutive View,” Roman Altshuler, Stony Brook

IAEP Program cont'd.

Session 2: Democracy and Utopia

Lincoln Moderator: Daniel Gustav Anderson, George Mason University
Room “Nature and Democracy: Whitman’s New World Metaphysics,” Dennis Skocz,
Independent Scholar
“Envisioning Ecotopia: Climate Change, Scenario-Thinking, and Utopia Method
Vision,” John Morrell, Vanderbilt University
“The Utopian Function in Environmental Philosophy,” Larry Erickson, University
of Kentucky

Session 3: Eco-Phenomenological Reflections

Washington Moderator: Evan Berry, American University
Room “The Significance of Indeterminacy for a Phenomenological Ethics of Scale,”
Robert Scott, University of Georgia
“‘The Poet is the River’: Heidegger’s Metaphor Between Art and Nature,” Lucy
Schultz, University of Oregon
“Integral Ecology vs. Heidegger: Psychology, Panpsychism, and Evolution,”
David Storey, Fordham University

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Third Floor Hallway (Foyer) Area, Coffee Break

Sunday, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session 4: Restoration, Sustainability, and Technology

Jefferson Moderator: Evelyn Brister, Rochester Institute of Technology
Room “The Role of Genesis in Determining the Value of an Ecosystem,” Jacob Jeffries,
Southern Illinois University
“Towards a Theory of ‘Strong Sustainability’—Philosophical Adventures in a
Transdisciplinary Field,” Barbara Muraca, University of Greifswald
“Revisiting Weak Anthropocentric Arguments as a Means for Questioning
Technology’s Role in Environmental Ethics,” Shane Epting, University of
Texas—El Paso

Session 5: Historical Perspectives on Environmental Thinking

Lincoln Moderator: Rebecca Rosenthal, University of Idaho
Room “Connecting with Nature: Locating an Environmental Ethic in Kant’s Third
Critique,” Eric Godoy, New School for Social Research
“Hegel as a Precursor to Ecological System Theory,” Darrell Arnold, University
of Colorado, Colorado Springs
“From ‘Circumstances’ to ‘Environment’: Herbert Spencer and the Origins of the
Idea of Organism-Environment Interaction,” Trevor Pearce, University of

Session 6: Asian Attitudes toward Nature

Washington Moderator: William Edelglass, Marlboro College
Room “Of Fish and Men: Species Difference in the Zhuāngzi,” Franklin Perkins, DePaul
“Dōgen’s Practice of the Wild,” Jason Wirth, Seattle University
“Saving Place: Ecological Crisis and the Will,” Elizabeth Sikes, Seattle

IAEP Program cont'd.

Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Session 7: Earth, Sky, Space, and Place
Jefferson Moderator: David McCauley, Penn State University, Brandywine
Room “Aesthetics of the Skyscape: Science, Industrialism and the Skies,” Jonathan
Maskit, Denison University
“There’s a Meadow Outside my Workplace: Explorations of Place and Wellbeing
for Office Workers in Cities Implementing Green Roofs,” Angela Loder,
University of Toronto
“Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Philosophy, Pedagogy, and Place,” William Edelglass,
Marlboro College

Session 8: Different Environmental Identities

Lincoln Moderator: David Wood, Vanderbilt University
Room “Narrative Environmental Identity and Environmental Injustice,” David Utsler,
University of North Texas
“A Sand County Self: Eco-Hermeneutics and Leopold’s Environmental Identity,”
Nathan Bell, University of North Texas
“Reactionary vs. Responsive Relationships to the Social-ecological World:
Identity, Difference, and Relational Metaphors,” Tim Christion, University of
North Texas

Session 9: Eco-Politics at the End of Nature

Washington Moderator: Kelly Heuer, Georgetown University
Room “It’s the End of the World As We Know It, and I Feel Fine,” Brett Buchanan,
Laurentian University
“Deleuze and Guattari’s Eco-Politics,” Thomas Nail, University of Oregon
“Beyond Nature: From Heidegger and Foucault to Malibou,” Gerard Kuperus,
University of San Francisco

Sunday, 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Third Floor Hallway (Foyer) Area, Coffee Break

Sunday, 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Session 10: The Dark Side Of Environmental Philosophy: Reflections on Human

Jefferson Limitation in the Face of Nature
Room Moderator: Janet Donohoe, University of West Georgia
“The Contributions of Phenomenology to an Environmental Aesthetic: Finding
Normativity and Limitation in Nature,” Daniel Guentchev, Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale
“Population, Limitation, and Philosophy,” Tim McCune, Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale
“Education And The Environment: Lessons in Human Limitation,” Alejandro
Strong, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Session 11: Abundance Instead of Scarcity: Feminine Ecology and Indigenous Wisdom,
Lincoln Beyond Philosophy and Metaphor
Room Moderator: Paul Haught, Christian Brothers University
“The Personal is Cosmological: Umbilical Cords, Homeland, and Zivug in
the Jewish Tradition,” Matthew Mausner and Irene Diamond, Ohr Esther,
“The Misplaced Metaphor: Perspectives on Synedochial Analyses of
Indigenous Knowledge Systems,” Nimachia Hernandez, Harvard Divinity
“‘As hard as hell is jealousy’ (Song of Songs): Complexes of Loves and
IAEP Program cont'd.

Jealousy in Sexual Relationships, Deep Ecology and Peace Work,” Ohad


Session 12: Hunting, Killing, Eating: Defending the Hunt

Washington Moderator: Brian Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology
Room “Hunting for Meaning,” Brian Seitz, Babson College
“Prey: On Being Eaten Alive,” Thomas Thorp, St. Xavier University
“Facing Your Food: A Defense of Hunting,” Lawrence Cahoone, College of the
Holy Cross


Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown Salons A&B, Key Bridge Marriott

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Meeting 1: Bodies, Buildings and Nature: Bodily and Environmental Phenomenologies

David Seamon, Kansas State University, and Ingrid Leman Stefanovic,
University of Toronto, Conveners and Moderators

Session 1: “The Saving Power of Fear: Rethinking Grizzly Bear Conservation,” Leon
9:00 a.m. - Chartrand, Xavier University, Cincinnati
11:00 a.m. “‘Social Marketing’ and Environmental Change: Some Phenomenological
Reflections,” Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, University of Toronto
“Pragmatic Phenomenology and Climate Change,” Edward Relph, University of
Toronto, Scarborough

11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., Break

Session 2: “Visualizing Scenarios: Theory and Practice for Ecological Design,” Robert
11:10 a.m. - Mugerauer, University of Washington
12:30 p.m. “The Person-Environment Relationship Reinterpreted as Triad through British
Philosopher J. G. Bennett’s Systematics of Three-ness,” David Seamon, Kansas
State University

Lincoln Bruce Foltz, Eckerd College, Convener and Moderator

Session 1: Nature / Immanence / Transcendence

9:00 a.m. - “Finding the Trace of Fall: Self-Identity, Memory and Place in Philosophical
10:30 a.m. Theology,” Forrest Clingerman, Ohio Northern University
“Schelling on the Redemption of Nature,” Joseph Lawrence, College of the Holy
“Nature and Other Modern Idolatries,” Bruce Foltz, Eckerd College

IAEP Program cont'd.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Break

Session 2: Nature and Jewish Thought

10:45 a.m. - “Rosenzweig and Creation,” Paul Higgins, Catholic University
12:15 p.m. “Naming Adam Naming Creation: Buber, Midrash and Natural History,” James
Hatley, Salisbury University
“Levinas and Nature: The Environmental Correlation,” Gabriel Malenfant,
University of Iceland


Washington ECOLOGY
Session 1: International Perspectives
9:00 a.m. - Moderator: TBA
10:20 a.m. “The Ethos of Rice: Ethics of Conservation from the Farm,” Jeanette L. Yasol-
Naval, University of the Philippines
“Ethical Implications of Ecofeminism Inspired Policies on Women and Non-
Western Societies: A Study of Gender, Community Forestry, and Development
Intervention in Nepal,” Bimbika Sijapati, London School of Economics and
Political Science
“The Requirement of Reconciliation for Appalachian Environmental Justice,”
Charlee Tidrick, University of North Texas

10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Break

Session 2: Book Session on Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice: Women Write Political
10:30 a.m. - Ecology (ed. Ariel Salleh)
11:20 a.m. Moderator: Trish Glazebrook, Dalhousie University
Speaker: Greta Gaard, Washington University
Speaker: John Clark, Loyola University, New Orleans
Speaker: Ariel Salleh, University of Sydney

11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Break

Session 3: Social Ecology and Deep Ecology in Dialogue

11:30 a.m. - Moderator: Keith Peterson, Colby College
12:30 p.m. “A Dialogue with Arne Naess on Social Ecology and Deep Ecology (1988-97),”
John Clark, Loyola University, New Orleans
Respondent: Ariel Salleh, University of Sydney
Respondent: Trish Glazebrook, Dalhousie University

Minutes of the 2008 SPEP Business Meeting
Peg Birmingham called the business meeting to order at 5:42 p.m. on Friday, October 17,

1. The minutes of the 2007 meeting at the Chicago Westin Downtown were submitted and
accepted with one correction: Number 3 should read, “James Risser expressed gratitude
to…all of the student assistants from DePaul University” (not Villanova University).
2. Thomas Nenon was appointed parliamentarian.
3. Peg Birmingham expressed gratitude to Jim Swindal, Susan Wadsworth-Booth, Lori
Crosby, the President of Duquesne, Charles Dougherty, and all of the student assistants
from Duquesne University, especially Matt Valentine. She also thanked the Dean of the
McAnulty College of Duquesne for his generous support.
4. Shannon Lundeen presented the following statistical information for the 2008 meeting:
Including the submitted panels, the Executive Committee considered 414 papers. Of the
414 papers submitted, 274 were authored by men and 73 were accepted resulting in an
acceptance rate of 27% for men. 140 of the submitted papers were authored by women
and 31 were accepted resulting in an acceptance rate of 22% for women. In total, 104
papers were accepted of the 414 papers submitted resulting in an overall acceptance rate
of 25%; thus, SPEP has a rejection rate of 75%. There are approximately 598 people
registered as attending the meeting.
5. Shannon Lundeen presented the budget and treasury report. The opening balance as of
August 31, 2007 was $104,370.99. The Society received an income of $52,273.47 for a
total of $156,644.46. The expenses through July 31, 2008 were $92,581.17. Excluding
the emergency reserve fund, the year-end balance was $64,063.29.
6. Leonard Lawlor recognized Tom Flynn who spoke in memoriam of Hazel Barnes.
Leonard Lawlor then recognized John Protevi who spoke in memoriam of Joseph
7. Leonard Lawlor recognized Wayne Froman, speaking on behalf of George Mason
University, who gave a brief report about the arrangements for SPEP October 29-31,
2009 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. The room rate is $159.00.
8. Leonard Lawlor recognized Alia Al-Saji and Bettina Bergo who spoke for McGill
University and Université de Montréal, respectively. They announced that SPEP will be
held in Montreal, Quebec, November 4-6, 2010 at the Marriott Chateau Champlain.
9. Leonard Lawlor recognized John Drummond and Ed Casey from Fordham University
and Stony Brook University, respectively. They announced that for SPEP’s 50th
anniversary, Fordham, Stony Brook, and the New School would like to host a meeting in
Manhattan for 2011. Leonard Lawlor invited members to consider hosting the 2012
meeting and future meetings. He asked that those interested in hosting a meeting contact
any member of the Executive Committee.
10. Leonard Lawlor expressed gratitude to the SPEP grad assistant who is rotating off, Jeff
Pardikes. The term of Bob Gooding-Williams expires with this meeting. On behalf of the
Executive Committee and the Society, Leonard Lawlor expressed appreciation to Bob
Gooding-Williams for his many contributions to SPEP as an At-Large Member of the
Executive Committee. The term of Peg Birmingham expires with this meeting. Leonard
Lawlor expressed appreciation to Peg Birmingham for her many contributions to SPEP as
Executive Co-Director of the Society.
11. Tony Steinbock conducted the elections for the open positions on the Executive
Committee. For the at-large member, the Executive Committee nominated Wayne
Froman and Andrew Cutrofello. Andrew Cutrofello was elected. Tony Steinbock then
conducted the election for the position of Executive Co-Director for which Cynthia
Willett was nominated. Cynthia Willett was elected by acclamation.
12. Amy Allen recognized Shannon Winnubst who reported for the Committee on the Status
of Women and is replacing Diane Perpich as Chair. Mary Rawlinson was nominated to

fill the member-at-large position on the committee. Mary Rawlinson was elected by
13. Amy Allen recognized Noëlle McAfee who reported for the Advocacy Committee. She
then announced that Sharon Meagher will replace her expired term as Chair. She then
nominated Ellen Feder to serve. Ellen Feder was nominated by acclamation.
14. Amy Allen recognized Namita Goswami who reported for the Diversity Committee and
is replacing Olufemi Taiwo as Chair. Kathryn Gines was nominated to fill the member-
at-large position on the committee. Kathryn Gines was elected by acclamation.
15. Bob Gooding-Williams made several announcements on behalf of the Executive
a) Ed Casey was elected to the position of Vice President for 2008-2009 in the Eastern
APA; he will become President for 2009-2010 without further election. Robert
Bernasconi was elected to the position of Member at Large on the Executive
Committee of the Eastern APA. Robert and Ed join Cynthia Willett who already
serves on the Executive Committee, which means that there are now three SPEP
members in the Eastern APA hierarchy. Ed Casey invited suggestions and
comments for his role as the President of the Eastern Division of the APA President.
b) SPEP will sponsor a talk by Cynthia Willett with a response by Eduardo Mendieta
at the 2008 Eastern division meeting of the APA, with a reception to follow.
c) Timo Miettinen from the University of Helsinki won the prize for the best
submission by a graduate student for his paper, “Phenomenology and Crisis:
Tradition and Responsibility in Husserl and Heidegger.” Susan West of Delaware
State University won the prize for the best submission by a junior scholar for her
paper, “When Nietzsche’s Texts ‘disappear under the interpretation’—Grasping
Nietzsche’s Embodied Philosophy.”
d) Beginning in 2009 SPEP will accept only complete papers for all submissions
including panel proposals.
e) The Executive Committee noted that SPEP welcomes submissions, paper or panel
proposals, on the work of our own members.
f) All presenters who would like to be considered for the Philosophy Today
supplement are asked to leave two copies of their paper at the registration desk.
Final decisions regarding the papers to be included in the volume will be made by
January 30, 2009.
g) SPEP Webmaster, John Protevi, discussed the features of the new SPEP website.
16. Leonard Lawlor invited new business and announcements from the membership.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

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Bindeman, Steven 30 Chartrand, Leon 34
A Birmingham, Peg 17 Cherubin, Rose 21
Adkins, Brent 12 Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary 19 Christion, Tim 33
Aggleton, Derek 8 Borenzweig, Suzanne 30 Clark, John 35
Al-Saji, Alia 19 Borradori, Giovanni 11 Clingerman, Forrest 34
Ally, Matthew 12 Bosteels, Bruno 9 Coe, Cynthia 11
Altshuler, Roman 31 Bowman, Brady 8 Cohen, Richard 8
Anderson, Daniel Gustav 32 Boynton, Eric 20 Congdon, Matthew 8
Andrews, Michael 27 Bredlau, Susan 8 Conroy, Tom 25, 29
Angelova, Emilia 13 Brister, Evelyn 32 Cotter-Lockard, Dorianne 27
Arnett, Ronald 29 Brockelman, Tom 9 Craig, Megan 13
Arnold, Darrell 32 Brogan, Walter 17 Crease, Robert 14, 28
Arroyo, Christopher 26 Bryant, Levi 13 Crowell, Steven 19
Buchanan, Brett 33 Culbertson, Carolyn Sue 13
B Burch, Matthew 27 Custer, Olivia 8
Babich, Babette 15 Burke, Patrick 9
Backhaus, Gary 25, 29 Butnaru, Denisa 26 D
Bell, Nathan 33 Dastur, Françoise 10
Benjamin, Andrew 23 C Dauenhauer, Bernard 24
Bennington, Geoffrey 7 Cahoone, Lawrence 34 Davenport, John 25
Benso, Silvia 18 Capobianco, Richard 14 Davis, Zachary 11
Bergo, Bettina 17, 24 Capodivacca, Angela 19 de Acosta, Alejandro 23
Bergoffen, Debra 20 Carr, David 19 De La Ysla, Linda 30
Berry, Evan 32 Carreño, Javier 16 De Warren, Nicolas 12
Bhattacharjee, Anjana 29 Carusi, Annamaria 28 DeArmitt, Pleshette 16
Bianchi, Emanuela 15 Casey, Edward 8 Delpech-Ramey, Joshua 17
DePreester, Helena 28 H Krueger, Joel 29
Dern, Jessie 8 Hacklin, Saara 14 Kuhlken, Julie 19
DeRoo, Neal 10 Haddad, Samir 7 Kukuljevic, Alexi 17
Deutscher, Penelope 20 Hägglund, Martin 15 Kuperus, Gerard 26, 33
Diamond, Irene 33 Halling, Steen 28 Kurzweil, Dina 30
Diprose, Rosalyn 9 Hanly, Peter 15
Direk, Zeynep 7 Harbin, Ami 8 L
Dogen 32 Hatab, Lawrence 12, 22 Langsdorf, Lenore 25, 29
Donohoe, Janet 14, 33 Hatley, James 9, 35 Larson, Michael 23
Dronsfield, Jonathan Lahey 21 Haught, Paul 33 LaSusa, Danielle 27
Drummond, John 19 Heinämaa, Sara 16 Lawlor, Leonard 10
Helms, Eleanor 31 Lawrence, Joseph 34
E Hengehold, Laura 12 Lebedeva, Kristina 12
Eberle, Thomas 28 Hernandez, Nimachia 33 Lee, Clifford 11
Eckenwiler, Lisa 19 Heuer, Kelly 33 Lee, Kyoo 19
Edelglass, William 18, 32, 33 Higgins, Paul 35 Lee, Richard 12
Edmonds, Jeff 18 Hoff, Shannon 13 Leeb, Claudia 15
Eisenstadt, Oona 23 Hogan, Brendan 22 Leighton, Kimberly 17
Elkholy, Sharin 27 Holland, Nancy 16 Leiner, George 21
Elliott, Brian 20 Holloway, Travis 9 Lewin, Philip 26, 29
Embree, Lester 25, 27, 28 Hoover, Kathy 30 Lingis, Alphonso 8
Epting, Shane 32 Hopkins, Burt 10 Livingston, Paul 16
Erfani, Farhang 19 Hoppe, Elizabeth 11 Lloyd, Dan 24
Erickson, Larry 32 Huffer, Lynne 16 Loder, Angela 33
Evans, Fred 15 Hultgren, Francine 30 Lohr, Angela 30
Evans, Marianne 30 Huntington, Patricia 17 Lohr, Donna 30
Ezrachi, Ohad 34 Hyde, Tim 22 Long, Christopher 12
Lotz, Christian 16
F I Lueck, Bryan 15
Fay, Darcy 27 Ihde, Don 8, 28 Lugo-Lugo, Carmen 19
Feder, Ellen 17 Irvine, Elizabeth 8 Lund Engebretsen, E. 8
Ferreira, M. Jamie 25 Lysaker, John 22
Fielding, Helen 14 J
Figal, Günter 7 Jaarsma, Ada 8 M
Fisher, Linda 20 Jacobson, Kirsten 16 MacAvoy, Leslie 16
Fisogni, Vera 28 James, Robin 20 Mader, Mary Beth 20
Flakne, April 18 James, V. Denise 19 Maduka, Chukwugozie 28
Flynn, Jeffrey 9 Jeddeloh, Steven 27 Makkreel, Rudolf 10
Flynn, Thomas 19 Jeffries, Jacob 32 Malenfant, Gabriel 35
Foltz, Bruce 34 Jensen, Anthony 21 Malhotra Bentz, Valerie 27, 29
Fortune, Luann 27 Johnson, Greg 15, 24 Malabou, Catherine 8, 21
Frankowski, Alfred 14, 26 Johnson, Ryan 13 Mann, Molly 24
Freydberg, Bernard 14 Johnston, Adrian 9 Manoussakis, John 17
Friedrich, Richard 25 Joy, Morny 24 Marasco, Robyn 7
Fritsch, Matthias 11 Jun, Nathan 23 Marder, Elissa 9
Froman, Wayne 10 Marder, Michael 13
K Martin, Bill 16
G Kaplan, David 24 Maskit, Jonathan 33
Gaard, Greta 35 Katz, Claire 9 Massey, Heath 16
Garrett, Erik 29 Kaufman, Eleanor 23 Massey, Linda 29
Gasché, Rodolphe 18 Kautzer, Chad 13 Matustik, Martin 9
George, Theodore 13 Kavka, Martin 23 Mausner, Matthew 33
Glazebrook, Trish 14, 31, 35 Kearney, Richard 18, 24 May, Todd 15
Godoy, Eric 32 Keenan, Dennis 20 Mayauchi, Tadashi 29
Goldman, Avery 7 Kelly, Eugene 11 Mazis, Glen 8
Goodwin, Matthew 15, 29 Kelly, Michael 26 McAfee, Noëlle 7, 22
Goswami, Namita 17 Keltner, Stacy 7 McCauley, David 33
Gould, Christina 26 Khader, Serene 10 McCumber, John 7
Gover, Karen 11 Kierstead, Judith 29 McCune, Tim 33
Gratton, Peter 17, 23 Kim, Michael 18 McCurry, Jeffrey 18
Griffith, James 12 Kiran, Asle 28 McGrath, Sean 22
Gschwandtner, Christina 17 Kisiel, Ted 22 McKenna, William 12
Guentchev, Daniel 14, 33 Klein, Julie 16 McLaren, Margaret 16
Guenther, Lisa 17 Koch, William 12 McLoughlin, Daniel 20
Guy-Sheftall, Beverly 17 Koopman, Colin 13 McNeill, Will 16
Krell, David Farrell 17 McQuillan, Martin 21
Krempa, Aaron 15 McWeeny, Jen 15

McWhorter, Ladelle 20 Psathas, George 25, 28 Small, Frankie 30
Meacham, Darian 19 Pulkkinen, Simo 14 Smick, Jason 28
Meagher, Sharon 17 Purvis, Jennifer 7 Smith, Daniel 8
Meighoo, Sean 11 Putt, B. Keith 24, 25 Smith, Michael 9
Mendieta, Eduardo 9 Smyth, Bryan 19
Merrick, Allison 14 R Snyder-Hall, R. Claire 7
Micali, Stefano 11 Raffoul, François 9 Söderbäck, Fanny 10
Miettinen, Timo 10 Rancière, Jacques 20 Soderstrom, Lukas 21
Milchman, Alan 21 Rasheed, Shaireen 31 Stefanovic, Ingrid Leman 34
Miller, Joshua 19 Rasmussen, David 9 Stiver, Dan 24
Miller, Elaine 15 Rawlinson, Mary 17 Stoica, Ioana 25
Miller, Patrick 13 Rehorick, David 27 Stolorow, Robert 13
Mills-Knutsen, Joshua 15 Relph, Edward 34 Stone, Brad 19
Milne, Peter 9 Remhof, Justin 14 Storey, David 32
Mineau, André 24 Reynolds, Christy 26 Strong, Alejandro 33
Mitchell, Andrew 14 Ricciardone, Chiara 21 Stuhr, John 9
Mohr, Eric 11 Richardson, William 18 Sullivan, Michael 15, 22
Moran, Dermot 12 Risser, James 7, 22 Sullivan, Shannon 7
Morgan, Brendan 20 Robbins, Carolyn 26 Sundstrom, Ronald 19
Morrell, John 32 Roberts, Wade 11 Swindal, James 11
Morris, David 19 Robinson, Andrew 18 Switzer, Adrian 11
Mugerauer, Robert 27, 34 Rockhill, Gabriel 17
Mullen, Gary 13 Rodemeyer, Lanei 18 T
Muraca, Barbara 11, 32 Rogers, Kim 26 Taipale, Joona 10
Murphy, Ann 17 Rogers, Mary 30 Tarver, Erin 17
Rogers, Melvin 19 Tattam, Helen 14
N Rose, John 11 Taylor, Chloë 19
Naas, Michael 7 Rosenberg, Alan 20 Taylor, Dianna 20
Nagel, Louis 29 Rosenberger, Robert 8 Taylor, Paul 19
Nail, Thomas 33 Rosenthal, Rebecca 32 Thames, Richard 29
Nasu, Hisashi 25 Rottenberg, Elizabeth 8 Thiem, Annika 11
Nenon, Thomas 19 Russon, John 15 Thompson, Kevin 15
Ng, Karen 8 Ruth, Christopher 7 Thorp, Thomas 34
Nichols, Tracey 11 Tidrick, Charlee 35
Nissim-Sabat, Marilyn 9 S Toadvine, Ted 15
Noble, Christopher 7 Saghafi, Kas 11 Toralba, Corazon 28
Norton, Michael 11 Salamon, Gayle 17 Trigg, Dylan 12
Nuzzo, Angelica 7 Salleh, Ariel 35 Trott, Adriel 20
Sallis, John 7
O Saiter, Sean 26 U
O’Byrne, Anne 9, 22 Sawicki, Jana 16 Utsler, David 33
O’Mara, Carolyn 12 Scharff, Robert 8
Oele, Marjolein 27 Schmidt, Dennis 7, 21 V
Oliva, Mirela 13 Schneider, Lori 27 Vallier, Robert 17
Oliver, Kelly 9 Schrift, Alan 10 Van Haute, Philippe 18
Ortega, Mariana 19 Schroeder, Brian 18 Van Leeuwen, Anne 10
Outlaw, Lucius 17 Schultz, Lucy 32 VanderVeen, Zach 18
Ozar, Anne 26 Schunke, Matthew 14 Vandevelde, Pol 12
Scott, David 20 Veltman, Andrea 20
P Scott, Robert 32 Verhage, Florentien 14
Paccacerqua, Cynthia 20 Scult, Allen 15 Vessey, David 13
Packard, Mary 30 Seamon, David 34 Vitale, Sarah 7
Panteleimon Manoussakis, J. 17 Seitz, Brian 12, 34 Vogel, Steven 31
Paradiso-Michau, M. R. 16 Sekimizu, Teppei 25 Vogt, Erik 24
Parker, Emily 10 Selcer, Daniel 18
Pearce, Trevor 32 Severson, Eric 17
Pellauer, David 13, 24 Shapiro, Gary 10 W
Perkins, Franklin 32 Shepherd, Melanie 19 Wait, Eldon 14
Perpich, Diane 9 Shepherdson, Charles 18 Warren, Karen 31
Peterson, Keith 27, 35 Sheth, Falguni 11 Watson, James 24
Pettigrew, David 9 Shotwell, Alexis 8 Weisman, Tama 31
Pfeifer, Geoffrey 13 Sigrist, Michael 25 Weiss, Gail 8
Pherali, Tejendra 25 Sijapati, Bimbika 35 Welshans, Jim 30
Phillips, Donna Paoletti 30 Silverman, Hugh 8 Wimberly, Cory 23
Pia Lara, Maria 9 Simons, Peg 13 Wender, Jonathan M.
Price, Daniel 14 Sikes, Elizabeth 32 Wendling, Amy 7
Protevi, John 20 Skocz, Dennis 28, 32 West, Susan 13

Westphal, Merold 25 Blanchot, Maurice 15 Environment 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
Wiercinski, Andrzej 22 Body, bodies 12, 14, 19, 25, 26, Envy 26
Wilkerson, William 12 28, 34 Epistemology 16, 18, 20
Willett, Cynthia 20 Brain 8, 27 Eschatology 23
Winnubst, Shannon 7 Buber, Martin 35 Escoubas, Eliane 14
Wirkus, Brenda 16 Business 27 Ethics 9, 11, 13, 28, 31
Wirth, Jason 15, 22, 32 Butler, Judith 8 bioethics 17
Wood, David 8, 33 environmental 15, 32, 35
Woodruff, Martha 13, 21 C political 24
Woodward, Barbara 30 Cancer 30 virtue 26
Capabilities approach 24 Ethnomethodology 29
Y Children 29, 30 Eugenics 11, 20
Yasol-Naval, Jeanette 35 Chillida, Eduardo 14 Europe 10
Class 11, 23 Event 23
Z Climate change 32, 34 Everyday 29
Zabrowski, Holger 22 Colonialism 25 Evil 9, 20
Zakin, Emily 15 Confession 13 Evolution 20, 32
Zambrana, Rocío 8 Communication 13, 27, 29 Existentialism 12
Ziarek, Ewa 9 Community 7, 30, 35 Experience 11, 25, 27
Ziarek, Krzysztof 16 Consciousness 27 lived 25, 27, 30
Zinkin, Melissa 7 Conservation 34, 35 shared 10, 30
Zippel, Nicola 13 Cosmopolitanism 9, 11, 33
Zoller, David 25 Creation 13, 14, 22, 35 F
Creativity 27 Fable 12
Index of Topics Crisis 25, 29, 32 Facticity 13, 16
Critchley, Simon 23 Faith 24, 30
Critical theory 9, 29 Fanon, Frantz 11, 18, 27
A Critique 7, 8, 18, 25 Feminism 17, 20, 23, 26
Academia 11 Curiosity 19 Black 19
Action, activity 11, 14, 27 Culture 8, 11, 24, 27, 29, 30 eco 31, 33, 35
Actuality 8 Fetish 7
Adorno, Theodor 11, 15 D Feuerbach, Ludwig 7
Aesthetics 11, 13, 14, 17, 20, 33 Damásio, António 26 Film 7
onto-aesthetics 14 Dance 25 Forgiveness 13
Affectivity 18 Darwin, Charles 24 Foucault, Michel 11, 13, 15, 16,
auto-affection 15 de Beauvoir, Simone 18, 20 17, 18, 19
Agamben, Giorgio 7, 19, 20, 23 Death 14, 15, 24, 27 Freedom 11, 22
Ahmed, Sara 8 Decolonization 11 Freud, Sigmund 13, 15
Alcoff, Linda Martin 20 Deconstruction 8, 9 Friendship 8
Alterity 10, 16, 17 Deleuze, Gilles 13, 15, 18, 20,
Althusser, Louis 7 33 G
Anarchism 23 Deliberation 24 Gender 8, 17, 19, 26, 35
Anthropocentrism 32 Democracy 7, 19, 24, 32 transgender 17
Anthropology 10 Derrida, Jacques 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, Genealogy 13
Animal 26, 34 15, 16, 24 Genetics 17, 24
Appalachia 35 Descartes, Rene 9, 12, 26 Genocide 24, 25
Archaeology 27 Desire 17 Gesture 29
Architecture 34 Development 35 Girard, Rene 23
Arendt, Hannah 19, 20, 24 Dialectic 10 Globalization 9
Aristotle 24 Difference 7, 18, 27, 30, 32 God 11, 17, 24
Art 7, 11, 14, 19, 32 sexual 15 Grene, Marjorie 27
Art of living 21 Dissent 20 Grotowski, Jerzy 26
Authenticity 8 Dilthey, Wilhelm 10 Guattari, Pierre-Félix 33
Awareness 14, 27 Disorientation 8
DuBois, W.E.B. 14 H
B Habermas, Jürgen 11, 22, 23
Bad faith 27 E Hegel, G.W.F. 8, 10, 15, 26, 30,
Badiou, Alain 14, 16, 20, 23 Earth 10, 31, 33 32
Baldwin, James 27 Ecology 32, 33 Heidegger, Martin 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Bataille, Georges 13 Deep 34, 35 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25,
Becoming 8 social 33, 35 26, 27, 32, 33
Being 9, 12, 13, 19, 22 Ecosystem 32 Henry, Michel 18
Benjamin, Walter 14, 20 Education 19, 25, 29, 30, 33 Hermeneutics 13, 16, 18, 22, 26,
Bennett, J.G. 34 Eidos 27 eco-hermeneutics 33
Biology 20, 26, 28 Embodiment 7, 10, 12, 18, 20, Historicity 22
Biopolitics 11, 19 29 History 10, 14, 16, 21, 22, 23
Birth 22 Emotion 13, 26 natural 35

Holocaust 24 Marion, Jean-Luc 14 psychology 13
Homer 21 Marx, Karl 7 queer 8
Hope 9 Material, materialism 7, 9 sexuate 10
Human 16, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34 Mathematics 16, 28 shame 17
Humanism 16 Mayr, Ernst 20 social 18, 26, 30
Humanitarianism 18 Memory 23, 34 subjectivity 14
Hunting 34 Merleau-Ponty, Maurice 14, 15, temporality 11, 12, 17
Husserl, Edmund 10, 14, 16, 19, 19 Philosophies
26, 27 Metaphor 32, 33 American 22, 23
Metaphysics 10, 25, 32 ancient 21
I Metrology 28 as vocation 15
Ideology 7, 14 Mind 26 Asian 32
Identity 20, 33, 34 Montessori 29 contemporary Italian 18
Ignorance 16, 18 Morality 13, 16 Physiology 18, 21
Illness 22 moral action 11 Place 27, 32, 34
Image 16 moral psychology 26 Plato 10, 21
Imagination 12, 28 Multiculturalism 30 Plessner, Helmuth 27
Immanence 13, 27, 34 Multitude 7 Poetics 14, 30, 32
Indigenous 33 Music 29 Politics, political 7, 8, 13, 15, 18,
Infinity 8, 17, 27 Myth 8 19, 20, 23, 24, 33
Intensity 20 Population 33
Intentionality 26 N Postmodernity 18, 20
Irigaray, Luce 10, 17, 18 Naess, Arne 35 Postphenomenology 27, 28
Israel 23 Nancy, Jean-Luc 9 Power 16
Narrative 14, 17, 24 Pragmatism 19, 22, 23, 34
J Nation 19 Prisons 18
Japan 25 nationalism 17, 19 Problematization 18
Jealousy 33, 34 Naturalism 27 Psychoanalysis 13, 18
Judaism 23, 33, 35 Nature 12, 32, 33, 34, 35 Psychology 13, 32
Judgment 15 Negri, Antonio 7
Justice 19, 23 Nepal 25, 35 Q
distributive 24 Neuroscience 27 Queer 8, 16
environmental 31, 33, 35 Nietzsche, Friedrich 10, 14, 16,
global 35 17, 18, 19, 21, 26 R
Nigeria 28 Race 11, 17, 19
K Nihilism 14, 15 Racism 20
Kant, Immanuel 7, 11, 12, 32 Nomad 10 Rancière, Jacques 17, 20
Kearney, Richard 15 Normativity 8, 33 Recognition 27
Keynes, John M. 28 Nostalgia 12, 13 Realism 17, 20, 25
Kierkegaard, Søren 11, 25 Reason 8, 18
O Religion 11, 13, 24, 28, 29, 33,
L Obama, Barack 17, 19 34, 35
Labor 20 Ontology 9, 11, 12, 19, 20, 27 Resistance 26
Lacoue-Labarthe, Philipe 14 Oppression 10, 18 Responsibility 22, 25
Lamarck, Jean-Baptiste 24 Other 30 Revolution 11, 23
Language 8, 12, 15, 31 Outside 15 Ricoeur, Paul 13, 23
Law 8, 13, 20, 26, 28 Rights 20
natural 15 P animal 9
Leregogy 27 Parmenides 21 human 20
Leopold, Aldo 33 Parrhesia 13 women’s 20
Levinas, Emmanuel 9, 11, 13, Paul of Tarsus 23 Ritschl, Friedrich 21
15, 16, 17, 25, 35 Peace 34 Romanticism 15
Liberalism 20 Pedagogy 29, 30, 31, 33 Rosenzweig, Franz 35
Liberation 11 Phenomemology 10, 11, 13, 14, Roux, Wilhelm 21
Life 10, 13, 17, 22, 24, 26, 27, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33
29 art 14 S
Lifeworld 19, 26, 27, 28 as a way of life 26 Sallis, John 14
Line of flight 13 critique 25 Same-sex marriage 19
Logic 8 eco-phenomenology 32, 34 Sartre, Jean-Paul 12
Logos 9, 26 education 29, 30 Scheler, Max 11, 26
Love 13, 26, 33 ethics 32 Schelling, F.W.J. 22, 34
Lyotard, Jean-François 15 fundamental 11 Schmitt, Carl 15, 20
identity 26 Schutz, Alfred 25, 26, 27, 28
M method 27, 28, 29 Schutzstaffel (SS) 24
Madness 16 moral action 11 Science 11, 12, 14, 25, 28, 33
Malabou, Catherine 33 nostalgia 12 Sculpture 14
Marcel, Gabriel 14 perception 29 Secularism 11

Sense 7, 12, 15, 19 Sublime 15 U
sensibility 7 Surrealism 29 Ubuntu 31
Sexuality 8, 10, 19, 26, 34 Sustainability 32 Unconscious 7, 17, 22
intersexuality 17 Underworld 15
Shame 17, 18 T Universal 12, 24
Social science 24, 25, 28 Taubes, Jacob 23 Utopia 32
Sociology 27 Technology 8, 28, 30, 32
Solipsism 12 Teleology 11 V
Soul 9 Temporality 10, 11, 13, 16, 18 Violence 20, 23
Sovereignty 20 Terrorism 28 Voice 20
Space 8, 29, 33 Textuality 24
Spatiality 27 intertextuality 16 W
Species 20, 32 Theology 25, 34 Wilderness 32
Speech 8 Therapy, therapeutic 27, 29, 30 Will 10, 12, 26, 32
Spencer, Herbert 32 Time 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 Witness 19
Spirit 8 Torture 13 World 7, 8, 10, 28
Spirituality 13 Totality 12
State 10, 19 Tourism 27 Z
Straus, Erwin 27 Tragedy 15 Zhuangzi 32
Subjectivity 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 22, Transcendence 17, 20, 27, 34 Zivug 33
28, 29 Transformation 7, 13, 27 Zizek, Slavoj 9, 13
intersubjectivity 10, 14, 26 Truth 18, 19, 21