Recent SPSM Events

 

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December, 2008 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

On Critical Realism: Social Kinds, Causality, and Dialectics


Chair: Peter Amato (Drexel University)

 

Ruth Groff (Saint Louis University), "Situating Critical Realism Philosophically" DRAFT


Seo MinGyu (College at Brockport–State University of New York), "Roy Bhaskar's Understanding of Dialectic"
 

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April, 2008 - American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

 

Globalization, Capital, and World Poverty

Chair: Forrest Perry (Vanderbilt University)

David Schweickart (Loyola University Chicago), “Global Poverty: Alternative Perspectives on What We Should Do— And Why”

Howard Engelskirchen (Iowa State University), “Transforming Property”

Tony Smith (Iowa State University), “Technology and Globalization: A New Stage in World History?”

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March, 2008 - American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Pasadena, California

Why Wealth is a Poor Concept

Chair and Commentator: Tom Jeannot, (Gonzaga University)

Jeanne A. Schuler and Patrick Murray, (both Creighton University), “Why Wealth is a Poor Concept”

Patrick Murray, “Foundations for a Marxian Theory of Capitalist Modernity”

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December, 2007 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

Development and the Critique of Capitalism

Chair: Matthew Whitt (Vanderbilt University)

Scott Zeman, (Vanderbilt University), "Marx, Fetishism, and Development"

Kathleen Eamon, (Evergreen State College), "Work in the Aftermath of the Real Subsumption of Production by Capital"

Forrest Perry, (Vanderbilt University), "Marxist-Deweyan Growth"

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April, 2007 - American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

"Marx, Technology, and Value "

Chair: Will Roberts, Washington and Jefferson College

Amy E. Wendling, Creighton University, "Capitalist Embodiment: Machines and the Transformation of Work" ABS

Patrick Murray, Creighton University, "A Defense of Marx’s Theory of Value"

Commentators: Will Roberts, Washington and Jefferson College; Tom Jeannot, Gonzaga University

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December, 2006 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C.

"Issues In Marxist Criminology Today"

Chair: J. Everet Green, The New School/Mercy College

 

Dr. Mark Cowling, University Of Teesside, United Kingdom, "Marxism and Criminology: Three Puzzles" DRAFT

 

Commentator: Dr. Brian J. Foley, Florida Coastal School Of Law

 

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March, 2006 - American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Portland, Oregon

"Marxism, Socialism, and Social Justice"

Moderator and Commentator: Rita Manning (San Jose State University) DRAFT

Rodney G. Peffer, University of San Diego, “The New G. A. Cohen, Social Justice, and Marxism”

Olufemi Taiwo, University of Seattle, “Premature Autopsies: Or Why Marxism May Have a Bright Future”

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December, 2005 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, New York, New York

“Marx, Dialectics, and Class Struggle”

Anne F. Pomeroy, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey: Chair and Discussant

Jason Bausher, Fordham University

Thomas Jeannot, Gonzaga University

James L. Marsh, Fordham University

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April, 2005 - American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Chicago, Illinois:

 

"Marxism and Criminal Law"

 

Peter Amato, Drexel University: Chair

 

Justin Schwartz, National Lawyers Guild, "Marx and Retribution Revisited"

 

Paul Warren, Florida International University, "Marx and Justice Revisited"

 

Peter Amato, Drexel University, "Applied Ethics as Radical Critique"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Peter Amato making a point about something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Warren and Justin Schwartz responding to the audience.

 

 

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December, 2004 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts:

 

“Marxism, Species Being, and the Nonhuman ‘Other’” 

 

Anne F. Pomeroy, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey: Chair

 

Roger S. Gottlieb, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts:  "What's Love Got to Do with It? The Reality of Nature and the Idea of Socialism"

 

John Sanbonmatsu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts: "From Marxist Humanism to Metahumanism: Animal Being and the Ethics of Socialist Praxis"   

 

Nancy Zeigler, University of California at Santa Cruz, California: "Do Marxists Dream of Electric Sheep?"

 

 

Left to right: Anne Pomeroy, Nancy Zeigler, and Roger Gottlieb discussing animals, trees, and other sorts of 'others.'

 

 

Roger Gottlieb and John Sanbonmatsu

 

 

 

“The Ideological, Socio-Economic, and Political Constraints in the Present Primary Stage of ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’” 

 

Mark Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Simmons College: Chair

 

Sidney J. Gluck, Professor Emeritus, New School University; Chair, US-China Society of Friends: "Capitalism or Socialism? The Dialectics of Social Change-Reflections on the 21st Century"

 

Wadi’h Halabi, independent scholar, author, and lecturer: "China, US Economic Stability, and the World Economy"  

 

Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education: "Labor Solidarity and China"

 

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December, 2003 - Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, DC:

 

 

"Marxism, Capitalism, and the Present International Situation"

 

 

Chair: Anne Fairchild Pomeroy, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

 

David Schweickart, Loyola University, Chicago- "In What May We Hope?  Historical Materialism and the Question of Socialism"

 

Roger Gottlieb, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts- "Why I don't make fun of George Bush anymore, the persistence of left-wing anti-Semitism, and some hard work ahead of us"

 

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August 10-17, 2003 - World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey:

"Toward a 21st Century Marxism of the New Global Age"

Chair: Ben Page (USA)

Lyuba Bugaeva (Russia) “Social Theory as Political Technology”

Kang Ouyang (China) “From Deng Xiaoping Theory to the Theory of Three Delegates--the New Development of Marxism in China”

Vladimir Metlov (Russia) “The Presence of Kant in Contemporary Philosophy”

Ludmil Bulavka (Russia) “The Marxist Ideal and the Ideal of Soviet Culture”

"Socialism and the Market in the 21st Century" 

Chair, James Lawler (USA)

Frank Cunningham (Canada)

Thalia Fung Riveron (Cuba) The Market and International Civil Society.

Mao Yu (China) The Movement of Integrating Socialism with the Market

Alexander Buzgalin (Russia) “Market and Socialism: Lessons from the USSR disintegration”

"Secular Humanism and World Religions Converging Toward a Global Humanity"

Chair, John Ryder, (USA)

James Lawler (USA) “Steps in a Global World for the Convergence of Secular Humanism and World Religions”

Kevin Brien (USA)  “Humanistic-Marxism, Buddhism, and Christianity: Converging Currents”

Ben Page (USA) “Maybe”

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December, 2002 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, PA:

"Symposium on the Significance & Relevance of Sidney Hook's Towards An Understanding of Karl Marx"

Left to right: Paul Kurtz, Edward D'Angelo, Justin Schwartz, and Christopher Phelps discuss Hook

 

 

 

"Marxism, Liberation Philosophy, & Liberation Theology"

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October, 2002 - Discussion of Joining Hands, Politics and Religion Together for Social Change, by Roger Gottlieb initiated over listserve.

 

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April, 2002 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meetings, Chicago, Illinois: 

 

"Is There A Future for Marxism?"

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March, 2002 - SPSM American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, Washington: 

 

"Contemporary Paths to Socialism"

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December, 2001 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia:

 

"Marx and the Hegelian Dialectic: The Utopian & Economic Adventures of an Idea"

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December, 2000 - Discussion of "The unknown horizons of communism and community," by Petrus deKock initiated over listserve.

 

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December, 2000 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, New York, NY:

 

"Marxism and Contemporary Connections"

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November, 2000 - Discussion of article, "To Begin With the Ends," by Lucien Seve, translated by Carl Shames initiated over listserve.

 

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October, 2000 - Discussion of article, "Why Marx or Nietzsche?" by Andras Gedo, Nature, Society and Thought, vol. 11, no. 3 (1998), 331-346, initiated over listserve.

 

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December, 1999 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings, Boston, MA: 

 

"Marx and Idealism, Revisited"

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December, 1998 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings, Washington, D.C.: 

 

"The Communist Manifesto: 150 Years Later"

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August, 1998 - SPSM Group Sessions at the World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, MA: 

 

"Marxism: A World Perspective"

"The Crisis in Marxist Theory"

"Contemporary Issues in Marxism"

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May, 1998 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meetings, Chicago, Il: 

 

"150 Years of the Communist Manifesto:

The Question of 'Mutant Socialism'"

 

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