SSPC 37th Annual Symposium: John Sallis - A Celebration of His Work
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The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Presents the 37th Annual Symposium

Thursday, October 25 - Saturday, October 27, 2018

About the Event

Each year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center holds a Symposium on a specific theme, featuring internationally renowned scholars in phenomenology.

This year's symposium will explore and celebrate the thought of one of the leading and most innovative philosophers of our time, John Sallis, who is the Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He previously held Chairs at Pennsylvania State University, Vanderbilt University, Loyola University of Chicago, and Duquesne University, where he co-founded the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center. He is the founding editor of the journal Research in Phenomenology, and General Editor of Studies in Continental Thought for Indiana University Press. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and North and South America and is the author of more than 20 books encompassing the areas of Ancient philosophy, German Idealism, art, and contemporary philosophy in the phenomenological tradition.

The Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Abbreviated Event Schedule

Thursday, October 25
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library 1st Floor

Opening Session, 7:30PM - 9:30PM


Welcome Remarks

Dennis Schmidt

8:30PM Reception to be held in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center         

Friday, October 26
Africa Room, Student Union

Second Session, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

9:00AM - 12:30PM  

The Greeks

Walter Brogan, Sara Brill, Shane Ewegen, Claudia Baracchi

1:30PM - 5:00PM

Art and Imagination

Jeffrey Powell, James Risser, Alejandro Vallega, Bernard Freyberg

Saturday, October 27
Africa Room, Student Union

Final Session, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

9:00AM - 12:30PM

The History of Philosophy

David F. Krell, Drew Hyland, Daniela Vallega-Neu, Peg Birmingham

1:30PM - 4:00PM

Contemporary Philosophy on Nature and the Elemental

Charles Scott, Michael Naas, Miguel de Beistegui, Jason Wirth

4:00PM - 5:00PM Reception to be held in the Union Ballroom

For a more detailed schedule, including paper titles, please check out our Full Schedule.

For more information about our speakers, please check out our Speakers.

About the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center was founded in 1980 at Duquesne University by Dr. Amedeo Giorgi and Dr. John Sallis. It was an expression of the phenomenological orientations of Duquesne University's graduate programs in philosophy and psychology. The Center proudly bears the name of Mr. Simon Silverman, who was its first major benefactor. The goal of the Center is to promote and facilitate original phenomenological research and thereby add to the corpus of literature in all disciplines, especially in continental philosophy and psychology as a human science.

The Center also serves as a campus hub for numerous intellectual activities that complement graduate programs in philosophy, psychology, theology and communication and rhetorical studies. Internationally, the Center is known for its annual sponsorship of a spring symposium and the André Schuwer Memorial Lecture Series of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP). The center's activities are to advance phenomenology in breadth and depth. All of the center's symposia acta are published.