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American Philosophical Association Panels Now Accepting Submissions

The Søren Kierkegaard Society invites contributions for two upcoming sessions to be held in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern and Central Division meetings. The theme is open, with submissions accepted in any area of Kierkegaard studies. Special consideration will be given to papers that relate Kierkegaard’s thought to a debate in a contemporary philosophical field of study such as epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, ethics, aesthetics, or metaphysics.

Two panels will be assembled from the submissions and will be held in Philadelphia, PA, January 8-11, 2020, and Chicago, IL, February 26-29, 2020. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you would prefer to be considered for the Eastern Division meeting in Philadelphia or the Central Division meeting in Chicago (or whether you would like to be considered for either meeting). Submissions should be full papers of no more than 3,000 words (excluding references) and directed to the Society’s APA Representative, Eleanor Helms. Since we have commentators for talks, the paper should be submitted in the form you will present rather than a work in progress. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019.


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Annual membership dues for the Kierkegaard Society are still being collected.

Regular Membership is: $20 US
Student Membership is: $15 US
Retiree Membership is: $10 US

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The Søren Kierkegaard Society sponsors scholarly events annually in conjunction with the American Philosophical Association and the American Academy of Religion.

The Society invites contributions for two sessions of the APA each year, one panel each year at the Eastern APA with an additional panel that alternates between the Central and Pacific regional meetings.

For more information on APA events, including how to submit a paper for consideration, please click here.

The Society holds a panel each year at the AAR, usually by invitation.

For more information on AAR events, please click here.

Finally, the Society hosts a banquet annually in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion. This year the banquet will be held on November 22, 2019, in San Diego.

For more information on the banquet, please click here.


To view a record of past American Philosophical Association events click here.


The Søren Kierkegaard Society USA was founded in 1979 by Robert L. Perkins† with the purpose of fostering the study and discussion of Kierkegaard’s thought across all its dimensions and ramifications, including its sources and influence. The Society was organized more formally under the leadership of Sylvia Walsh in 1990 and upholds its mission to this day.

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The Søren Kierkegaard Society USA welcomes membership from anyone worldwide interested in Kierkegaard’s thought.

To join the Society or to request further information please use the form below.




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