This volume of articles contains highlights from the fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP). Loyola University–New Orleans with Tulane University hosted the conference on October 23–25, 2014. Many of the articles included here mine the rich and productive vein of post-Kantian critical philosophy that inspires so much work in Continental philosophy; hence the title of our volume is “Legacies of Critique.”

The volume opens with the “Co-director's Address” by outgoing SPEP co-director Amy Allen. Modeled somewhat loosely on the American Philosophical Association presidential address, this relatively new session was designed to offer the outgoing co-director the chance either to speak to the whole membership about his or her own work or to offer reflections on the state of the field and/or the discipline. Allen's article, “Progress, Philosophical and Otherwise,” addresses both of these tasks. Allen starts with a critical discussion of the role that...

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