Spindel Conference

Murray Spindel, who died of cancer on July 7, 1999, was a great friend to the University of Memphis and to the faculty members and students in the Philosophy Department who came to know him. In the fall of 1981, Murray gave an endowment to the University of Memphis that has been used by the Philosophy Department to fund an annual conference on varying philosophical topics. Directed by faculty, the conference is held each fall (usually late September or early October); the proceedings are published as a supplement to The Southern Journal of Philosophy. The Spindel Philosophy Conference has become an internationally renowned event, and the Spindel Supplements offer timely and important contributions to philosophy.

Recent and upcoming spindel conferences

2017

Language, Power, and Society

Luvell Anderson

2016

Critical Histories of the Present

Verena Erlenbusch

2015

Exploitation

Somogy Varga

2014    

Alternative Models of the Mind

Shaun Gallagher

2013

The Lives of Human Animals

Stephan Blatti

2012

Freudian Futures

Pleshette DeArmitt

2011

Derrida and the Theologico-Political

Kas Saghafi

2010

Empathy and Ethics

Remy Debes

2009

The Sexes of Evolution

Mary Beth Mader

2008

Race, Racism, and Liberalism in the 21st Century

Bill Lawson

2007

Global Feminist Ethics and Politics

Sarah Clark Miller