I was recently in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy’s (SPEP) annual meeting. There were many interesting sessions, though the one titled “McCarthyism and the Origins of ‘Continental’ Philosophy” and the plenary talk by Richard Kearny on his research for Carnal Hermeneutics were among the ones I enjoyed most. As with many large conferences, several of the sessions were devoted to recently published books that have received notable attention. Below are the books that had sessions devoted to them on the program. I encourage you to check them out if continental philosophy is one of your areas of concentration.
- Amy Allen, The End of Progress: Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (Columbia University Press)
- Robert C. Scharff, How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy’s Past After Positivism (Routledge)
- Andrew Benjamin, Towards a Relational Ontology: Philosophy’s Other Possibility (SUNY Press)
- Catherine Keller, Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement (Columbia University Press)
- Andrew Mitchell, The Fourfold: Reading the Late Heidegger (Northwestern University Press)
- Jill Stauffer, Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard (Columbia University Press)
- Emanuela Bianchi, The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos (Fordham University Press)
- Alfred Frankowski, The Post-Racial Limits of Memorialization: Toward a Political Sense of Mourning (Lexington Books)
- Shannon Hoff, The Laws of the Spirit: A Hegelian Theory of Justice (SUNY Press)
- John Sallis, Senses of Landscape (Northwestern University Press)
- Shannon Winnubst, Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics (Columbia University Press)
- Rudolf Makkreel, Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics (University of Chicago Press)
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