July 09, 2016
At the recent American Philosophical Association meeting in San Francisco, the Karl Jaspers Society, an international scholarly group devoted to the work of the distinguished German-Swiss existentialist philosopher and psychiatrist, held a symposium at which four scholars presented papers on America the Philosophical, the 2012 book by Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano. Romano attended and responded to each of the papers, and the whole symposium will be published in an upcoming issue of Existenz, the journal of the Jaspers Society.
The Jaspers symposium is one of two currently underway on Romano’s book. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, the foremost international journal on American philosophy, is publishing a separate symposium of four essays on the book this fall, with a lengthy response by the author.
Romano is also Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he has published nearly 200 essays since beginning that position in 2000. HIs most recent piece, a reflection on The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life (Simon & Schuster) by Harvard Professor of Chinese History Michael Puett and co-writer Christine Gross-Loh, appeared in the June 10th issue of the Chronicle.