Monthly Archives: November 2012

2013 APA Central Division announcement

Fwd from APAonline:

The 2013 Central Division meeting will be held February 20-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Meeting Program

The meeting program is now complete and will be available on the APA website by the beginning of December. Printed copies of the meeting program issue of the APA Proceedings and Addresses will be mailed to members in December or January.

Meeting Registration

Advance meeting registration is now available online using the same system as the upcoming Eastern Division meeting (which is considerably more flexible than registration has been in the past). You will be able to register online up to and during the meeting itself, and advance registration rates will remain in effect online through February 19, the day before the meeting. You may also register in advance by fax or mail using the form available on the APA’s website (to receive advanced registration pricing by mail or fax, your registration form must be received no later than January 23). On-site registration is available at the meeting, but at higher rates.

CFP 2013 North Texas Heidegger Symposium

via Dr. Wike

Grad BYOL with Dr. Wike

with Graduate Program Director Dr. Victoria Wike
and other Graduate Faculty.
Dessert will be provided.
It’s an informal get-together where you can come eat, discuss philosophy, and hear about the new happenings in the Graduate department!
Thursday, November 29th
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Crown Center
Room 530

Department Colloquium: Dr. Anthony J. Steinbock, “Life and Spirit in Shame: Self-Revelation,” Nov. 29

The next philosophy department colloquium was announced via the AGSP list-serv today. Dr. Anthony J. Steinbock of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is coming to give a talk titled,

“Life and Spirit in Shame: Self-Revelation.”

Thursday, Nov. 29th


LSB 312

(More info about Dr. Steinbock here.)

Hope to see you there!

via Mike Gutierrez on AGSP-L

Günter Zöller colloquium on civil and moral religion in Rousseau and Kant, Northwestern, Nov. 30

via Guy Elgat on AGSP-L

Holiday Party 2012

Hello All,

You are cordially invited to the Philosophy Department Holiday Party on

Wednesday, December 5th at 4:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the Crown Center.

If you wish to bring something, please sign up on the sheet outside of my office (Crown Center 381). Otherwise, please bring yourself and the holiday spirit!

See the attached flyer for more information. Friends and family welcomed and encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!

Forwarded message from Bryn.

Colloquium by Dr. Gregory Salmieri on Aristotle’s scientific terms, Nov. 27

CRMEP/Université Paris 8 offering scholarships for their MA Contemporary European Philosophy

~Flyer forwarded to us by Dr. Ward.

The Insistence of God, Discussion w John D. Caputo, Northwestern, Nov. 15

The Paul of Tarsus Working Group and

The After-Life of Phenomenology Workshop


John D. Caputo

discussing his upcoming book

The Insistence of God: A Theology of “Perhaps”

Thursday, November 15
th, 4:00 PM

Northwestern University

Parkes Hall, 222

1870 Sheridan Rd.

Evanston, IL 60208 map it

The Event is Free and Open to the Public.

This event series has been generously co-sponsored by:

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Departments of

Philosophy, Religious Studies, French & Italian, Political Science, English, and German

Book Description
The Insistence of God presents the provocative idea that God does not exist, God insists, while God’s existence is a human responsibility, which may or may not happen. For John D. Caputo, God’s existence is haunted by “perhaps,” which does not signify indecisiveness, but an openness to risk, to the unforeseeable. Perhaps constitutes a theology of what is to come and what we cannot see coming. Responding to current critics of continental philosophy, Caputo explores the materiality of perhaps and the promise of the world. He shows how perhaps can become a new theology of the gaps God opens.
From Indiana University Press

Author Bio

John D. Caputo is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Villanova University. He is author of The Weakness of God(IUP, 2006) which won the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective Studies category.
From Indiana University Press

“What Sensation Does for Levinas and Deleuze,” Lecture by Tom Sparrow, Northwestern, Nov. 14

The After-Life of Phenomenology Workshop

sponsored by The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities


“What Sensation Does for Levinas and Deleuze”

a lecture by

Tom Sparrow Slippery Rock University, Philosophy
Wednesday, November 14th, 4:00 PM
Kresge Hall, 2-301

(Spanish & Portuguese Seminar Room)
Northwestern University
1880 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
The Event is Free and Open to the Public.

This event series has been generously co-sponsored by:

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Departments of
Philosophy, Religious Studies, French & Italian, Political Science, English, and German

It is often thought that phenomenology and poststructuralism represent two divergent paths out of modernity. One way to construe this divergence is to take phenomenology as the path of transcendence, while poststructuralism represents the path of immanence. If anyone is a philosopher of immanence, we are told, it is Deleuze. If anyone is a philosopher of transcendence, we are told, it is Levinas. This talk aims to show–by examining the unlikely alliance of Levinas and Deleuze–that such neat distinctions obscure the points of convergence that exist between phenomenology and poststructuralism. In their aesthetics, Levinas and Deleuze share a lot in common, especially when it comes to the functions that sensation, representation, force, and violence play in aesthetic experience. Furthermore, given his approach to aesthetic experience, this investigation raises the question of whether or not Levinas can even be called a phenomenologist.

Britte-Marie Schiller Colloquium on Luce Irigiray and Sexual Difference, Marquette, Nov. 16

Click here to download the full-size Schiller Poster

The Tenth Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

The Tenth Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

March 21-23, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Downing

Ohio State University

Paper: “Locke and his Predecessors on the Status of Secondary Qualities”

Plenary Speaker: Dustin Stokes

University of Utah

The Philosophy Department of the University of Utah is proud to announce the 10th annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference (IWSPC) to be held March 21-23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT. Papers in any area of philosophy by graduate or undergraduate students are welcome. Papers should be suitable for a twenty-five minute presentation with fifteen minutes of commentary and Q & A.

Submission requirements: Papers should be no more than 3,000 words and prepared for blind review. Only one submission per author will be considered. The paper should be in .doc or .pdf form and submitted electronically to UUIWGPC at gmail dot com.

Along with your paper, we ask that you also submit a cover letter including the following information:

Paper Title
Author’s name
Word count
Abstract (100 words)
Institutional affiliation
Academic status (graduate or undergraduate student)
Subject area of paper
Email address

Deadline: January 7th. Notification of acceptance will be emailed no later than February 7th. Each student who presents a paper will also be expected to give a five minute commentary on another student’s paper.

Our website:

Check out our facebook group: 2013 Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference.

Follow us on Twitter: @UtahPhilosophyG

Any questions should be addressed to Anna at UUIWGPC at gmail dot com

Forwarded from Dr. Ward.

The Phenomenology Research Group is on Facebook

Go “like” them, so you can keep up with everything they’re doing. Even if you aren’t on Facebook, the page is available for the public to view. Check it out, here.

For future reference, there is also a handy link in the right sidebar on this blog.

Placement Meeting with Dr. Diana Meyers, UPDATED**

The Grad Placement Meeting with Dr. Meyers will happen on
Tuesday, November 13th, from 1:30-2:30 pm.
The room is CC530.**
Some of you cannot meet at this time, but if you would like to meet with Dr. Meyers regarding placement some other time, you can e-mail her to set up a meeting at

Loyolans at SPEP

This is a little late, but it’s still nice to see what some Loyolans have been doing at SPEP this weekend.


Hanne Jacobs presented “Perceptual Consciousness and Attention” for a session on Perception and Movement.


Maggie Labinski presented “Who’s Reading Who: Renewing the Value of Feminist Re-Readings of ‘The Canon'” for a session on the theory and practice of feminism.

Andrew Cutrofello gave a talk titled, “Cogito and the History of Melancholy: Situating Hamlet in Derrida’s Debate With Foucault.”