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Duquesne Philosophy Departments Hosts 47th Annual SPEP Conference

Duquesne University’s Department of Philosophy is hosting the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy’s (SPEP) 47th annual conference in Pittsburgh. SPEP is a professional organization devoted to supporting philosophy inspired by continental European traditions.

One of the largest annual philosophy conferences in the United States, it is the largest continental philosophy conference. More than 500 participants are expected, with speakers and participants attending from more than 15 countries.

Topics to be addressed at the SPEP conference include phenomenology, existentialism, metaphysics, ethics, race studies, social justice, philosophy and literature, feminism, aesthetics, philosophy of mathematics, environmentalism, Christian philosophy and Holocaust Studies.

Among the conference speakers will be Etienne Balibar from the University of Paris, Moira Gatens from the University of Sydney, Gunther Figal from the University of Freiburg and Dieter Lohmar from the University of Cologne.

Duquesne's philosophy department, which has a long tradition of fostering the study of phenomenology and existentialism, also sponsored the SPEP Conference 20 years ago.

When: Thursday, Oct. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 18

Where: The Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place Duquesne University campus, 600 Forbes Avenue

Information: Registrations is required. Call 412.396.6250 to register for the conference.

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