Events from 1993 to 2007


Two Girlfriends
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 2003, Washington D. C.

  • Topic: Love and Rationality: Emotions and Morality
  • Gustavo Ortiz-Millan, Columbia University, “Love and Rationality: On Some Possible Rational Effects of Love”
  • Susan Stark, Bates College, “A Change of Heart: Moral Emotions, Transformation, and Moral Virtue”
  • Comments by Karen Stohr, Georgetown University

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 24, 2003, Cleveland

  • Betty Woodman, Georgia State University, “Understanding Sartrean Desire and Domination: Men, Women, and Authentic Relationship”
  • Comments by Benjamin Gorman, Temple University
  • Eric Cave, Arkansas State University, “Sexual Liberalism and Seduction”
  • Comments by Mary MacLeod, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 2002, Philadelphia

  • Topic: Author Meets Critics: Alan Soble’s Pornography, Sex, and Feminism
  • Author: Alan Soble, University of New Orleans
  • Critics: Mane Hajdin, Santa Clara University; Linda Williams, Kent State University; Kathleen Wininger, University of Southern Maine

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 25, 2002, Chicago

  • Topic: Husband/Wife Relationships in History and Literature
  • Sabine Grebe, Cambridge University, “The Transformation of the Husband/Wife Relationship during Exile: Letters from Cicero and Ovid”
  • Comments by William Stephens, Creighton University
  • Andrea Veltman, James Madison University, “Aristotle and Kant on the Value of Knowing a Friend,”

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 30, 2001, Atlanta

  • Topic: Sexual Ethics and Sexual Virtues
  • David Benatar, University of Cape Town, “Two Views of Sexual Ethics: Promiscuity, Rape, and Pedophilia”
  • Comments by Joan Hoff, Montana State University
  • Raja Halwani, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Sexual Virtues”
  • Comments by Carol Quinn, Metropolitan State College of Denver

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, May 3, 2001, Minneapolis

  • Andrew I. Cohen, University of Oklahoma, “Examining the Moral Bonds and Bounds of Friendship”
  • Comments by Diane Jeske, University of Iowa
  • Ludger Viefhues, Harvard University, “Insights from the Straight-Jacket: Epistemological Concerns Expressed by Religiously Motivated Anti-Queer Sentiments”
  • Comments by Carol Quinn, Syracuse University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 30, 2000, New York

  • Topic: Love, Sex, Freedom, and Virtue
  • Caroline Meline, Temple University, “The Dialectic of Love and Freedom”
  • Comments by Barbara S. Andrew, University of Oregon
  • Erik J. Wielenberg, DePauw University, “Aristotelian Love-Making”
  • Comments by Edward Abrams, University of Massachusetts

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 22, 2000, Chicago

  • Martha Beck, Lyon College, “Jung and Plato on Individuation”
  • Comments by Ashley Pryor, University of Toledo
  • Andrew John Mitchell, SUNY Stony Brook, “Friendship Amongst the Self-Sufficient: Epicurus”
  • Comments by William Stephens, Creighton University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1999, Boston

  • Raja Halwani, School of the Art Institute of Chicago “Love and Virtue”
  • Comments by Marianne Janack, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • John Orlando, University of Vermont, “Marriage Laws and Gender Discrimination: The Anti-miscegenation Analogy”
  • Comments by Jo Trigilio, Bentley College

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, May 8, 1999, New Orleans

  • Alan Soble, University of New Orleans, “Kant on Sex”
  • Comments by Natalie Brender, Wesleyan University
  • Carol Quinn, Syracuse University, “Embracing Gayness with Integrity”
  • Comments by Raja Halwani

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1998, Washington, D.C.

  • Sara Goering, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Choosing Our Friends: Moral Partiality and the Value of Diversity”
  • Comments by Rob Figueroa, Webster University
  • Eric Cave, Arkansas State University, “Marital Pluralism: Making Marriage Safer for Love”
  • Comments by Wendy Lee, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, May 7, 1998, Chicago

  • Robert Card, McGill University, “Gender, Justice within the Family, and the Commitments of Liberalism”
  • Comments by Cindy Holder, University of Arizona
  • Sheldon Wein, Saint Mary’s University, “IUD’s, STD’s, and DNA: Reconsidering Hume’s Modesty Proposal”
  • Comments by Jennifer Parks, Loyola University of Chicago

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 30, 1997, Philadelphia

  • Topic: Platonic Eros
  • Anne O’Byrne, Vanderbilt University, “Sex and Excess: Timaeus and Aristophanes on Eros”
  • Lee David Perlman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Wounded Eros”

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 24, 1997, Pittsburgh

  • Al Spangler, California State University, Long Beach, “Sexual Desire and Arousal”
  • Comments by Anne E. Phibbs, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul
  • Laura Duhan Kaplan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, “Love’s Longing Fulfilled: Metaphysical Comfort and Plato’s Symposium”
  • Comments by William Stephens, Creighton University

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1996, Atlanta

  • Speaker: Raja Halwani, Rollins College, “Virtue Ethics and Adultery”
  • Comments by Viki Soady
  • Nikolay Milkov, University of Bielefeld, “Sexual Experience”
  • Comments by Laura Duhan Kaplan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 25, 1996, Chicago

  • Stan van Hooft, Deakin University, Australia, “Commitment and the Bond of Love”
  • Comments by Marshall Missner, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1995, New York

  • Topic: Romantic Love
  • Barbara Hannan, University of New Mexico, “Love and Human Bondage in Maugham, Spinoza, and Freud”
  • Comments by Steven Barbone, Marquette University
  • Richard White, Creighton University, “The Future of Romantic Love”
  • Comments by David Mertz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 27, 1995, Chicago

  • William Stephens, Creighton University, “Can a Stoic Love?”
  • Comments by Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago
  • Honi F. Haber, University of Colorado, Denver, “Gender Politics and the Cross-Dresser”
  • Comments by Patrick Hopkins, Washington University, St. Louis

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1994, Boston

  • Topic: Sexual Salesmen and Date Rape
  • Robert Rosenfeld, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “The Burden of Initiation”
  • Comments by Louisa Lee Moon, Mira Costa College
  • Louisa Lee Moon, Mira Costa College, “Prostitution and Date Rape: The Commodification of ‘Consent'”
  • Comments by Robert Rosenfeld, University of Massachusetts, Boston

SPSL session at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 31, 1994, Los Angeles

  • Caroline Simon, Hope College, “Just Friends, Friends and Lovers, or…?”
  • Robert Van Wyk, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, “The Morality of Teenage Sex and its Implication for Sex Education”

Panel Discussion at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 1993, Atlanta

  • Session co-sponsored by SPSL, the Society for Gay and Lesbian Philosophy, and the Society for Women in Philosophy
  • Topic: Why Sexuality Matters to Philosophy
  • Helen Longino, Rice University
  • Martha Nussbaum, Brown University
  • Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago
  • Michael Tanner, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University,
  • Comments by Morris Kaplan State University, State University of New York, Purchase

SPSL session at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 28, 1993, Atlanta

  • Topic: Feminism and Sexuality
  • Linda LeMoncheck, California State University, Long Beach, “Loose Women and Lecherous Men: Notes on Feminism and Promiscuity”
  • Ronald Suter, Michigan State University, “What is This Thing Called Love?”

SPSL session at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 22, 1993, Chicago

  • James Conlon, Mount Mary College, “Why Lovers Cannot Be Friends”
  • Timothy Murphy, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, “Homosex/Ethics”

Events from 1977 to 1992
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