The Society for Systematic Philosophy
The SSP is a Society Dedicated to Promoting and Practicing the Autonomy of Philosophy
The purpose of the Society for Systematic Philosophy, henceforth referred to as the SSP, is to both promote and practice the autonomy of philosophical inquiry in its theoretical and practical dimensions. As long as philosophy is indebted to foundations that cannot justify themselves, philosophy remains bound to unjustified presuppositions that undermine the vocation of philosophy as self-critical inquiry. Accordingly, the SSP is committed to overcoming all foundations and pursuing a systematic program by which it understands philosophy to be fully self-justifying and freely self-determining.
On the one hand, following the Aristotelian insight that philosophy is the freest of the sciences, the SSP resists any attempt to model philosophy upon other disciplines in the arts, sciences, or otherwise. On the other hand, the SSP is committed to exploring, discussing, and investigating those features that constitute the autonomous determinacy of philosophical discourse per se.
In order to achieve this end, the SSP is committed to practicing as well as investigating the autonomy of philosophy in dialogue with contemporary philosophical traditions as well as the diverse traditions of the history of philosophy. The SSP has historically been deeply inspired by the philosophy G.W.F. Hegel and continues to draw upon his philosophy for inspiration. While the SSP acknowledges this legacy, the SSP is nonetheless committed to drawing upon other diverse resources of Western and other non-Western traditions of philosophy in order to further enrich its practice and inquiry.