Events from 1977 to 1992

Two Girlfriends -- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Two Girlfriends
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1977, Washington, D. C.

  • Jerome A. Shaffer, University of Connecticut, “Sexual Desire”

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 27, 1978, Washington D. C.

  • Donald Levy, Brooklyn College, City Univerity of New York, “The Definition of Love in Plato’s Symposium”
  • Comments by Frederick Elliston, State University of New York, Albany
  • Chair: Alan Soble, Southern Methodist University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1978, Washington D. C.

  • Jacqueline Kinderlehrer, College of St. Catherine, “Masturbation and Women’s Sexuality”
  • Comments by Deborah Rosen, University of New Orleans
  • Chair: Christine Pierce, State University of New York, Oswego

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 23, 1979, San Diego

  • H. Phillips Hamlin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “The Ethics of Seduction”
  • Comments by Mary Anne Warren
  • Hugh T. Wilder, College of Charleston, “The Language of Sex and the Sex of Language”
  • Comments by Flo Leibowitz, Oregon State University, “Professor Wilder on Sexuality”

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1979, New York

  • Topic: Why Sex and Love are Philosophically Interesting
  • Ann Garry, California State University, “Why Are Love and Sex Philosophically Interesting?”
  • Comments by Sandra Harding, University of Delaware, “Why Are Love and Sex Philosophically Interesting? A Response to Ann Garry”
  • Chair: Susan Rae Peterson

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1979, New York

  • Topic: Sociobiology and Homosexuality
  • Michael Ruse, University of Guelph, “Are There Gay Genes? Sociobiology and Homosexuality”
  • Comments by Lee Rice, Marquette University, “Hatching Your Genes Before They’re Counted”
  • Chair: Donald Levy

SPSL session at the Western Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 26, 1980, Detroit

  • Robert Pielke, George Mason University, “Are Androgyny and Sexuality Compatible?”
  • Comments by Maryellen MacGuigan, Mercy College
  • Robert Ehman, Vanderbuilt University, “Sex Between Adults and Children”
  • Comments by Marilyn Frye, Michigan State University
  • Chair: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1980, Boston

  • Eric Hoffman, State University of New York, Fredonia, “Love as a Kind of Friendship”
  • Comments by Donald Levy, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, “Response to Hoffman”
  • Chair: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1980, Boston

  • Susan Rae Peterson, “Feminism, Marxism, and Reproduction”
  • Comments by Sara Ann Ketchum
  • Chair: Alison Jaggar, University of Colorado, Boulder

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1981, Philadelphia

  • Richard D. Mohr, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “A Non-liberal Argument for Gay Rights”
  • Comments by Jacqueline Zita
  • Chair: Lee Rice, Marquette University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1981

  • Rolf Johnson, Western Connecticut State College, “Love, Passion, and the Need to Be Loved”
  • Comments by Carol Caraway, Chatham College
  • Chair: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 25, 1982, Sacramento

  • Symposium: “Women as Sex-Objects”
  • Linda LeMoncheck, California State University, Long Beach, “Treating Women as Sex Objects”
  • Comments by Richard C. Richards, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, “LeMoncheck on Sex Objectification”
  • John Sullivan, “Women as Sex Objects: Some Reflections”
  • Comments by Ann Garry, University of Delaware, “Reflections on ‘Women as Sex Objects'”
  • Chair: Carl Cohen, University of Michigan Residential College

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1982, Baltimore

  • John McMurtry, University of Guelph, “Sex, Love and Friendship”
  • Comments by Jo-Ann Pilardi, Towon State University, “Commentary on McMurtry’s ‘Sex, Love and Friendship'”
  • Chair: Irving Singer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1982, Baltimore

  • Deborah Rosen, University of New Orleans, and John Christman, Virginia Polytehnic and State University, “Toward and Beyond a New Model of Sexuality”
  • Comments by Mary Ann Carroll, Appalachian State University
  • Chair: Russell Vannoy, State University of New York, Buffalo

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 25, 1983, Oakland

  • Sandra Bartky, University of Illinois, Chicago, “Masochism and the Politics of Personal Transformation”
  • Comments by Richard Wasserstrom, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Chair: Julie Murphy, University of Santa Clara

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1983, Boston

  • Roger Paden, George Mason University, “Abortion and Sexual Morality”
  • Comments by Alan Soble, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1983, Boston

  • Marjorie Weinzweig, “Should a Feminist Choose Marriage?”
  • Comments by Hugh Wilder, College of Charleson
  • Chair: William Vitek, Clarkson University

SPSL session a the Western Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 26, 1984, Cincinnati

  • Russell Vannoy, State University of New York/Buffalo, “Can Sex Express Love?”
  • Comments by Edward Johnson, University of New Orleans, “Last Tango in Buffalo”
  • Lee Rice, Marquette University, “A Spinozistic Account of Sexuality”
  • Comments by Rhoda Kotzin, Michigan State University
  • Chair: Carol Caraway, Chatham College

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1984, New York

  • Leonard J. Berkowitz, Pennsylvania State University, York, “Sex: Plain and Symbol”
  • Comments by Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin, “The Symbolic Significance of Sex and the Institution of Sexuality”
  • Chair: Bernard Baumrin, City University of New York, Graduate Center

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 22, 1985, San Francisco

  • Charles W. Johnston, Utah State University, “Body Language”
  • Comments by Fred Elliston, University of Hawaii
  • M. C. Dillon, State University of New York, Binghamton, “Sex, Time, and Love: Erotic Temporality”
  • Comments by Diane P. Michelfelder, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, “Eros and Human Finitude”
  • Chair: Donald Blakeley, California State University, Fresno

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1985, Washington D. C.

  • Speaker: Mark Fisher, Middlesex Polytechnic and California State University, Hayward, “Love as Process”
  • Comments by William Alexander
  • Neera Kapur Badhwar, University of Oklahoma, “Friends as Ends in Themselves”
  • Comments by Alan Soble, University of New Orleans, “Friends as Nerds in Themselves”
  • Chair: Russell Vannoy, State University of New York at Buffalo

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, May 1, 1986, St. Louis

  • Russell Vannoy, State University of New York at Buffalo, “The Structure of Sexual Perversion”
  • Comments by William Vitek, City University of New York, Graduate Center
  • Carol Caraway, Spartanburg College, “Romantic Love: Neither Sexist Nor Heterosexist”
  • Comments by Dana E. Bushnell, Tulane University, “Love Without Sex: A Commentary on Caraway”
  • Chair: Brenden Liddell, Bradley University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1986, Boston

  • Stephen M. Fishman, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, “Marital Friendship: A Redefinition of Romance”
  • Comments by Hilde Lindemann Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson, both of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “A Reply to Professor Fishman’s ‘Marital Friendship'”
  • Jane Duran, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Physiological Communication and Intentional Ramification”
  • Comments by Bernard Baumrin, City University of New York, Graduate Center
  • Chair: Edward Vacek, Boston College

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 26, 1987

  • Topic: Special Session on AIDS
  • Christine Pierce, North Carolina State, Raleigh, “AIDS and Bowers v. Hardwick”
  • Comments by Richard Mohr, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Chair: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 28, 1987

  • Topic: Special Session on AIDS
  • Bonnie Steinbock, State University of New York, Albany, “Harming, Wronging and AIDS,”
  • William Irvine, Wright State University, “Should AIDS Victims Be Quarantined?”
  • Comments by David J. Mayo, Universit of Minnestoa, Duluth, Commentary on Steinbock and Irvine on AIDS”
  • Chair: Ann Garry, California State University, Los Angeles

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1987, New York

  • Tenth Anniversary Presidential Address: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans, “On the Coherence of Love”

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 28, 1988, Cincinnati

  • Gene Fendt, Kearney State College, “Is Works of Love a Work of Love?”
  • Comments by Steven M. Emmanuel, University of California, Riverside, “Response to Mr. Fendt”
  • T. F. Morris, American University, “Kierkegaard on Despair in Works of Love”
  • Chair: Sylvia Walsh, Clark College

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1988, Washington, D. C.

  • Topic: Symposium on Roger Scruton’s Sexual Desire
  • Edward Johnson, University of New Orleans, “Scrutinizing Sexual Desire”
  • Dan Sullivan, “Scruton on Sexual Desire”
  • Comments by David James
  • Chair: Anthony F. Beavers, Marquette University

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 23, 1989, Berkeley

  • M.C. Dillon, State University of New York at Binghamton, “Sexual Norms and the Burden of Sexual Literacy
  • Anthony J. Graybosch, Central State University, “Which One Is the Real One?”
  • Comments by Richard C. Richards, California State Polytechnic, University Pomona, “Graybosch on Love”
  • Chair: David Adams, California State Polytecnhic University, Pomona

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1989, Atlanta

  • Timo Airaksinen, University of Helsinki, “The Style of Sade: Sex, Text, and Cruelty”
  • Comments by Dorothea Olkowski, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, “Repetition and Revulsion in the Marquis de Sade”
  • Chair: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 26, 1990, New Orleans

  • Brendan Liddell, Bradley University, “Can There Be Duties of Love?”
  • Comments by Harvey Green, Tulane University
  • Steven G. Smith, Millsaps College, “The Attractions of Gender”
  • Comments by Nancy Snow, Marquette University
  • Chair: Norton Nelkin, University of New Orleans

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1990, Boston

  • David B. Annis, Ball State University, “Intimacy, Friendship, and Autonomy”
  • Comments by Alan Soble, University of New Orleans
  • Natalie Dandekar, “Eros, Romantic Illusion, and Political Opportunism (Symposium 178-180)”
  • Comments by Carol Gould, Florida Atlantic University, “Response to Professor Dandekar’s Analysis of Phaedrus’s Praise of Eros”
  • Chair: Carol Caraway

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 25, 1991, Chicago

  • Joseph Kupfer, Iowa State University, “The Power of Love, the Impotence of Infatuation”
  • Comments by Art Stawinski, Health Charge Corporation
  • Comments by Lee Horvitz, Miami University of Ohio, “Commentary on Kupfer”
  • Chair: James Rizik, Northeastern Illinois University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association Meeting, December 29, 1991, New York

  • Justin Leiber, University of Houston, “Pornography, Art, and the Origins of Consciousness”
  • Comments by Lenore Langsdorf, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Chair: Rosemarie Tong

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1992, Washington, D. C.

  • Sylvia Walsh, Stetson University, “Desire and Love in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or”; Diane Michelfelder, “California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Rationality and the Intimacies of Our Lives”
  • Chair: Ann Garry

Events from 1993 to 2007