North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics

14th Annual Meeting, October 3–5, 2019, University of Oregon

Keynote Speakers: Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University) Charles Scott (Penn State)
James Risser (Seattle University)

Papers on all themes related to philosophical hermeneutics are welcome. Sessions will consist of 30-minute presentations of papers followed by discussion. In the spirit of dialogue and meaningful reflection, presenters will be invited to make their papers available to be read in advance. While time to present papers is limited, submissions may be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Papers in English, formatted for blind review, must be submitted electronically to Attachments in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format are preferable. The new extended submission deadline is June 22, 2019. Papers by graduate students on relevant themes will be considered for the Hans-Georg Gadamer Essay Prize. Please indicate if you wish to be considered. Lastly, direct inquiries about the conference and the society to or consult our website at

NASPH was formed in 2005 in order to further the study of philosophical hermeneutics and to foster dialogue in light of difference. While honoring the rootedness of philosophical hermeneutics in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer we find that the force and value of philosophical hermeneutics lie in the development of dialogue that brings life to history and illuminates contemporary issues.