The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love

SPSL at the Pacific APA 2016, San Francisco


We have two great sessions coming up at the Pacific APA meeting in San Francisco! Here are all the details — and below, you can also see some other sessions of possible interest to SPSL members. You can find information about the Pacific APA meeting here. Hope to see everyone there!


Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, Session 1, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: African Philosophy, Sex, and the Family
Jason van Niekerk (University of Pretoria),  “African Communitarianism and a Novel Account of the Harm of Homosexuality (in Heterosexist Societies)”
Mark Tschaepe (Prairie View A&M University), “Family and the Free Market: Heteronormativity, African Ontologies, and Womanism”
Bernard Matolino (University of KwaZulu-Natal), “On Being Gay and Un-African”
Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love, Session 2, Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:00 – 10:00
Luke Brunning (Oxford University), “‘The One’ and the Many: Phantasy and a Critique of Non-monogamy”
Shaun Miller (Marquette University), “BDSM, Consent, and Human Flourishing: A Sketch for the Possibility of Ethical Degradation”
Gary Foster (Wilfrid Laurier University), “What Matters in Love: Reflections on the Relationship Between Love and Persons in Parfit”
Arina Pismenny (The Graduate Center, CUNY), “Why Love Is Not a Moral Emotion”
Society for LGBTQ Philosophy, Session 1, Thursday, March 31, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: Decolonial Erotics and the Coloniality of Gender I
Jingchao Ma (Villanova University), “‘T and P’ Relation in China: The Impossible Lesbian Desire That Resists Visibility, Time, and Globalization”
Fernanda Belizario (Universidade de Coimbra), “Brazilian Travestis as Queer Postcolonial Subject: Theoretical Insights on Intimacy and Border Thinking”
Xhercis Mendez (California State University, Fullerton), “Reframing the ‘Privileges’ of Gender Towards a Decolonial Social Erotics”
Daphne Taylor-García (University of San Diego), “The Coloniality of Sexuality and Being”
Society for Philosophy and Disability, Session 2, Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:00-10:00
Topic: Sex and the Disabled Citizen
Cheryl Cohen Greene (Independent Scholar),“Bridging the Gap Between Political Philosophy and Sexology: Towards the Sexual Empowerment of People with Disabilities”
Kevin Mintz (Stanford University), “Enabling Sex on Screen and Social Media: Do Images of People with Disabilities as Sexual Beings Affect Political Constructions of Disability?”
Raymond Aldred (McGill University), “Rethinking Care, Intimacy, and Sexual Citizenship with Disability in Mind”
Society for LGBTQ Philosophy, Session 2, Saturday, April 2, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: Decolonial Erotics and the Coloniality of Gender II
Claire Urbanski (University of California, Santa Cruz), “Ancestral Detention: Genocidal Logics, Settler Desire, and Dispossession in Life and Death”
Billy-Ray Belcourt (University of Alberta), “Ontological Murder: Queer Feelings in Colonial Times”
Stephanie Latella (York University), “Strange Bedfellows: Thinking Sexuality from the FLQ Crisis to Reasonable Accommodation”
Society for the Philosophy of Human Rights, Session 2, Saturday, April 2, 6:00 – 9:00
Topic: Author-Meets-Critics: S. Matthew Liao, The Right to Be Loved
Author: S. Matthew Liao (New York University)
Critics: Christian Barry (Australian National University)
Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh)
Leif Wenar (King’s College London)