Recent SPSM Events
December, 2008 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
On Critical Realism: Social Kinds, Causality, and Dialectics
Chair: Peter Amato (
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"
April, 2008 - American Philosophical Association Central
Division Meeting, Chicago
Globalization, Capital, and World Poverty
Chair: Forrest Perry (
March, 2008 - American
Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting,
Why Wealth is a Poor Concept
Commentator: Tom Jeannot, (
Schuler and Patrick Murray, (both
Patrick Murray, “Foundations for a Marxian Theory of Capitalist Modernity”
Development and the Critique of Capitalism
Matthew Whitt (
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
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
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”
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
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.
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"
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"
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”
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"
Chair: Edward D'Angelo, Quinnipiac University
Paul Kurtz, State University of New York at Buffalo
Justin Schwartz, National Lawyers Guild
Christopher Phelps, Ohio State University
Left to right: Paul Kurtz, Edward D'Angelo, Justin Schwartz, and Christopher Phelps discuss Hook
"Marxism, Liberation Philosophy, & Liberation Theology"
Chair: David Gandolfo, Loyola University Chicago; Scholar-in-Residence, La Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador
Phillip Berryman, Independent Scholar, "Ignacio Ellacuria: Philosophical Grounding of a Public Intellectual"
David Gandolfo, "Ignacio Ellacuria and Karl Marx: The Renewal of Liberation Philosophy"
Richard Curtis, Claremont Graduate University, "The Liberation Theology of Juan Luis Segundo: A Critique from a Marxian Perspective"
October, 2002 - Discussion of Joining Hands, Politics and Religion Together for Social Change, by Roger Gottlieb initiated over listserve.
April, 2002 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meetings, Chicago, Illinois:
"Is There A Future for Marxism?"
Justin Schwartz, National Lawyers Guild, “Marx After Marxism: A Theory Without A Movement”
Phil Gasper, College of Notre Dame, and Patricia Mann, Temple University, “Marxism and Political Activism”
March, 2002 - SPSM American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, Washington:
"Contemporary Paths to Socialism"
Chair: Peter Amato, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Greg King, Independent Scholar, "Toward a Radical Democracy"
David Schweickart, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, "Getting From Here to There: Can We Imagine Revolution?"
Peter Amato, "Marxism, Globalization and Politics in Hardt and Negri’s Empire" DRAFT
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"
Chair: Jeanne Schuler, Creighton University, Nebraska
Tom Jeannot, Gonzaga University, Washington "Hegelian Marxism and the Utopian Imagination"
Andrew Kliman, Pace University, New York & Ted McGlone, St. Joseph's College, New York "'Value in Process': On The Temporality and Internal Consistency of Marx's Capital"
Patrick Murray, Creighton University, Nebraska "Things Fall Apart: Systematic and Historical Dialectics and the Critique of Political Economy"
December, 2000 - Discussion of "The unknown horizons of communism and community," by Petrus deKock initiated over listserve.
December, 2000 - American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, New York, NY:
"Marxism and Contemporary Connections"
Bill Martin, "Derrida and the Question of the 'Enemy' in Marxism"
Petrus de Kock, "Communism, Communalism & the Inoperative Community: Reflections on Jean-Luc Nancy"
Pieter Duvenage, "Rethinking Critical Theory"
Steve Brence, "Fanon's Refusal and World (Re)Construction"
Daniel Smith, "Getting Over the Cold War"
November, 2000 - Discussion of article, "To Begin With the Ends," by Lucien Seve, translated by Carl Shames initiated over listserve.
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.
December, 1999 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings, Boston, MA:
"Marx and Idealism, Revisited"
Peter Amato, "Marx and the 'Critical Failure' of Hegel's Philosophy of Right" DRAFT
Roger Gottlieb, "Can a Marxist Be Wise? The Possibility That Hegel (or Kierkegaard) Might Have Something To Teach a Materialist"
Greg Moses, "Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Idealism: A Challenge to Marxism?"
Anne Pomeroy, "Hegel, Marx, and Processive Consciousness as Revolutionary Consciousness"
Kory Schaff, "Hegel's Historical Materialism"
December, 1998 - SPSM Group Session at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meetings, Washington, D.C.:
"The Communist Manifesto: 150 Years Later"
Rodney Peffer, "What is Still Valid in The Communist Manifesto?"
David Schweikart, "The Manifesto: Basis of a New Communist Movement?"
Alex Zukas, "The Future as History and Philosophy: The Communist Manifesto- 1848 and 1998"
Justin Schwartz, "Marxism and the Rule of Law"
August, 1998 - SPSM Group Sessions at the World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, MA:
"Marxism: A World Perspective"
Vladislav Lectorsky, "Marx and the Problem of Activity"
Shingo Shibata, "Human Survival"
*Thalia Fung had her Cuban visa denied by the United States and could not attend.
"The Crisis in Marxist Theory"
Dale Riepe, "What More Can We Expect From Marxist Theory?"
Willis Truitt, "Ethics After Communism: The Crisis in Ethical Theory in the Former Soviet Union"
"Contemporary Issues in Marxism"
James Lawler, "Communism Emerging Within Capitalism: Successes of The Communist Manifesto"
Helena Sheehan, "Epistemology and Gender"
Vladimir Metlov, "Dialectics in the Current Context"
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'"
Andre Buzgalin & Andre Kolganov, "Utopian Socialism in The Communist Manifesto, and a Non-Utopian Program"
Richard Hudelson, "Historical Progress and The Communist Manifesto"
Peter Amato, "Unfinished Business: Marx's Manifesto and the Progress of Social Science"
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