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Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Annual Symposium

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

Past Symposia

Volume 1: Phenomenology: Descriptive or Hermeneutic

Volume 2: Phenomenology - Meaning - Psychotherapy

Volume 3: Phenomenology of Temporality: Time and Language

Volume 4: Psychiatry and Phenomenology

Volume 5: Phenomenology and the Numinous (out of print)

Volume 6: Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis

Volume 7: Heidegger: A Centenary Appraisal

Volume 8: Phenomenology and Lacanian Psychoanalysis (out of print)

Volume 9: Ethics and Responsibility in the Phenomenological Tradition

Volume 10: The Husserlian Foundation of Phenomenological Psychology

Volume 11: Phenomenology and Feminism (not published)

Volume 12: The Interpersonal Phenomenology of R.D. Laing

Volume 13: Phenomenology: Past and Future

Volume 14: Phenomenology and Narrative Psychology

Volume 15: Levinas: The Face of the Other

Volume 16: Metabletics: J.H. van den Berg's Historical Phenomenology

Volume 17: Confluences: Phenomenology and Postmodernity, Environment, Race, Gender

Volume 18: The Philosophy of Edith Stein

Volume 19: The Phenomenology of Childhood

Volume 20: The Phenomenology of the Body

Volume 21: The Phenomenology of Hope

Volume 22: Daseinsanalysis

Volume 23: Phenomenology and Ecology

Volume 24: Paul Ricoeur and Phenomenology

Volume 25: Phenomenology and Critical Theory

Volume 26: Phenomenology and Post-humanism

Volume 27: Phenomenology and the Theological Turn

Volume 28: Phenomenology, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Volume 29: Music and Phenomenology

Dennis Schmidt - The Musical Idiom and the Movement of Life

Judith Lockhead - Music Places

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback - Rhythm and Existence

John Sallis - The Place of Music: On Heterogeneity in the Arts

Volume 30: Phenomenology and Its Critics

Leonard Lawlor - Phenomenology of the End

Paola Marrati - Humans, Animals, and Ghosts: Derrida on Democracy

Claire Colebrook - Heidegger, Deleuze, and Cartesian Evil

Bruno Bosteels - World and Event

Volume 31: Merleau-Ponty Into the Future

Laura Doyle - Les Écarts Géopolitiques

Galen Johnson - On the Origin of Truth in Art

Gail Weiss - The Normal, the Natural, and the Normative

David Abram - Matter and Agency

Volume 32: Phenomenology and the African & Africana Worlds

Tsenay Serequeberhan - Continental and African Philosophy: A Thematic Encounter

Elias Bongmba - Phenomenology of the Face: African Perspectives

Kathryn T. Gines - Black Looks: Objectification, Subjectivity and "Looking Back"

Volume 33: Experiencing Disaster

David Loy - The Best Disaster Ever

Jane Anna Gordon - Of Divine Warning: Reading Disaster in the Modern Age

Debra Bergoffen - The Living Death of Statelessness

Kevin Hart - "The *Absolute* Event of History:" The Shoah and the Outside

Volume 34: Contemplation and Beyond: Phenomenology, Neuroscience and the Spiritual

Iain McGilchrist - The Power of No: On the Apophatic Path to God

Volume 35: Life, Death, and Play: Philosophy in Literature, Sport and Psychoanalysis

Simon Critchley - Working-Class Ballet - A Poetics of Football

Volume 36: Memory, Mind and Being Human: Phenomenology and Psychiatry Today

Thomas Fuchs - 

Body Memory and the Unconscious

The Human 'As-If' Function and its Loss in Schizophrenia

Thinking too Much. The Psychopathology of Hyperreflexivity

Volume 37: John Sallis: A Celebration of His Work

Welcome Remarks

Dennis Schmidt

The Greeks

Session leader: Walter Brogan

Sara Brill - "Philosophy and Monstrosity: An Ode to Artemis"

Shane Ewegen - "‘Shaggy, lustful, partly animal': John Sallis on the Platonic Socrates"

Claudia Baracchi - "Boundless Images: John Sallis and the Ancient Gods"

Art & Imagination

Session Leader: Jeffrey Powell

James Risser - "Interpreting the ‘Sense' of Art"

Alejandro Vallega - "Visions, Painting and Thought's Twisting-Free from the Primacy of the Visible"

Bernard Freydberg - "Force of Imagination as Critical Turning Point: Sallis and the Future of Philosophy"

The History of Philosophy

Session Leader: David F. Krell

Drew Hyland - "On Translating John Sallis"

Daniela Vallega-Neu - "John Sallis' Liminal Phenomenology"

Peg Birmingham - "John Sallis: On Sensibility and the Imagination"

Contemporary Philosophy on Nature & the Elemental

Session Leader: Charles Scott

Michael Naas - "Beneath the Earth and in the Heavens: John Sallis in His Elements"

Miguel de Beistegui - "Stretchings of Imagination"

Jason Wirth - "Elemental Ecology: Reading John Sallis in an Age of Earth Crisis"