The South Carolina Society for Philosophy was founded to serve the interests and needs of philosophy students and professionals around the State of South Carolina. We meet once a year, generally sometime in February or early March, at various universities or colleges around the state (usually rotating the meeting location from year to year among coastal, midlands, and upstate campuses). At this yearly conference, there are usually some special sessions with invited speakers, but the bulk of the sessions are based on submitted papers. There are no annual dues, but members pay a registration fee to attend the annual meeting. Recently we have been holding joint meetings every other year with the North Carolina Philosophy Society, alternating meetings between South Carolina and North Carolina locations.
 

Current SCSP Contacts
 

President: Nathan Sasser, Greenville Technical College

Vice-President: Kristina Grob, USC Sumter
Secretary-Treasurer: Ben McCraw, USC Upstate


SCSP email address: SCSPhilosophy@gmail.com.

Past winners of essay prizes

 

Undergraduate Awards:

Ben Lang

James Heard

Samuel Klein

Jay Carlson                       

Amy Dawson

Lauren Gasque

Lara Simpson   

Ben Horne  

Brian Lucier 

Chad Lykins     

Adrian M. Viens        

Patrick Warren       

Kelley McPherson        

Eric J. Baron       

Holly Schoenke 

Robert D. Dodson    

Kimberly M. Pospisil 

J. Richard Shirley 

Don Hrabe, Jr.     

Kevin Bringewatt   

Sarah M. Elkins

Shannon Duval

Sabrina Vogel

Thomas Pennachetti

Lauren Ross

Rita L. Childress

Mark A. Stone

L. Craig Dubose

Marshall McClintock

David M. Matthews

Thomas B. Turner

Lee D. Purvis

William A. Stubbs

James L. Mahaffey

Herbert L. Leff

Pixie Foster

Gloria Anne Haynes

Harriet Dantzler

Rupert Douglas Paige

 

Graduate Awards:

 

Michael Gregory

Arurva Parikh

Adam Omelianchuk

Brian Zaharatos

Travis Rieder

Patrick Brissey

Richard Holmes

Patrick Brissey

Jeff Turner

Daniel Malloy

Austin Matzko

Cynthia B. Bryson

Matt Miller

Larry Jorgensen

Timothy A. Preston

Sheila Lintott

Deborah Tollefsen

H. Darren Hibbs

Beattie Butler

Jennifer Gormel

E. Alan Folley

Timothy A. Preston

Mark Moller

Noel O’Rear Morton

Steve Rast

 

Faculty Awards

Benjamin McCraw

David Holliday

 

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* The essay judges in 2002 were not aware of the SCSP policy that student essay prizes will be awarded only to South Carolina students, or for papers written while the author was a South Carolina student.

 

Rumors if not records indicate that the Society has been in existence as far back as 1935. (Charles Kay has found one reference to the Society having been founded in 1935 and meeting with the SC Academy of Sciences.) Detailed records go back only to the 1960s. 

Notes: 
 

1 As the only person in the history of the SCSP who served for two years as president, Hugh did not also deliver two presidential addresses. 
2 At the time of the annual meeting, Ferdy was already seriously ill and therefore unable to present a presidential address. He is now remembered with a lecture series in his name at the University of South Carolina. 
3 At the time of the annual meeting, Richard was just becoming a father and helped deliver something more important than a presidential address. He delivered one of two presidential addresses at the meeting in 2001. 
4 Since the NCPS does not share our tradition of having a presidential address, Dan did not deliver his presidential address in 1998 but two years later at the meeting in Feb 2000. 
5 Anne deferred to Daniel Wueste to give a presidential address. She will present her presidential address at a later date. Update: Anne presented a paper on "Metaphor and What is Said" at the 2001 meeting, though it was not billed as a presidential address at the time. 
6 Chris was on sabbatical leave during the 2004–2005 academic year and did not deliver his presidential address in 2005.