Department Activities

Other activities, events, and resources available to philosophy students include the following:

The Hannah Arendt/Reiner Schürmann Memorial Symposium in Political Philosophy, held each semester on two consecutive days, with the participation of American and foreign scholars.

The Husserl Archives, the most extensive collection of Husserl’s unpublished writings in active use outside Europe.

The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal is a professional publication dedicated to providing a forum in which contemporary authors can engage with the history of philosophy and its traditions. The journal is published twice yearly and is edited and managed by advanced graduate students in the Department of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research.

The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Student Forum, a forum for exchange of ideas between students and for the expression of student opinion to the faculty.

People in Support of Women in Philosophy is a support group composed of people of all genders in the graduate program of the Philosophy department. One of our goals is the advancement of women and underrepresented people in philosophy through professional development. The group meets weekly to discuss a member’s paper with the aim of preparing the work for either conference presentation or publication. As a group, we are committed to maintaining a forum within which women’s voices are privileged and rigorous discussion of women’s philosophical work can take place. Although Women in Philosophy has its origins in the study of explicitly feminist philosophy, the contemporary focus has shifted to include a range of topics as women philosophers address them. We see this forum as an important alternative given the underrepresentation of women within philosophy departments, philosophy classrooms, and other philosophical forums. Women in Philosophy is by no means a replacement for such forums, but rather a critical space reserved for women to develop their philosophical potential outside the standard academic environment. Another one of our goals is to engage in feminist activism, specifically promoting strategies that address climate and inclusiveness in the NSSR Philosophy department and philosophy at large.

Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, held annually during the spring semester. Invited scholars as well as graduate students attend the annual conference to discuss an array of philosophical topics.

Guest lectures by distinguished American or European scholars, held on Thursday evenings.

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