This past spring at the Pacific division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Modern Philosophy hosted a panel about the Modern Canon featuring Lisa Shapiro and Justin E. H. Smith. Despite the panel occurring at dinner time on the final evening of the program, it was well attended, and led to some lively discussion during the Q&A. I am pleased to share the following documents with anyone who wasn’t able to attend the session.*
Lisa Shapiro: What is a Philosophical Canon
The session and subsequent discussion were extremely interesting, and I hope that future SMP panels continue to be as fascinating and thought-provoking. Joining the society is free, and means receiving a handful of e-mails from me over the course of the year, as well as giving you the opportunity to help plan society events or projects.
*The piece by Smith shared here is a different—but related—work to the one presented at the session.