49th SPEP

I returned home this morning from Montreal and the 49th annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.  It was a great meeting.  In the coming days I’ll report on the public philosophy session and other noteworthy matters.  Also I’m planning to post something on HOW to rank philosophy programs, in response to some of the recent commentary on my recent post on Brian Leiter’s ranking of continental philosophy programs.

P.S.  You can now follow SPEP on twitter: @SPEPorg

 

By Noelle McAfee

I am professor of philosophy at Emory University and editor of the Kettering Review. My latest book, Fear of Breakdown: Politics and Psychoanalysis, explores what is behind the upsurge of virulent nationalism and intransigent politics across the world today. My other writings include Democracy and the Political Unconscious; Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship; Julia Kristeva; and numerous articles and book chapters. Edited volumes include Standing with the Public: the Humanities and Democratic Practice and a special issue of the philosophy journal Hypatia on feminist engagements in democratic theory. I am also the author of the entry on feminist political philosophy in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and well into my next book project on democratic public life.