Originating in 1968 as the Radical Caucus within the American Philosophical Association (APA), we formed ourselves into the Radical Philosophy Association (RPA) in 1982. While continuing to hold alternative sessions at the APA meetings, we also began to hold occasional weekend conferences of our own as well, including a series of conferences on Class, Race and Gender.
Since 1990, RPA has been the principal organizer of an annual conference in Havana that has helped to try to undermine the U.S. blockade of Cuba by establishing contacts between Cuban and North American philosophers and social scientists.
From its beginning the RPA has published the RPA Newsletter. In 1990 we established a semi-annual Radical Philosophy Review of Books (now called the Radical Philosophy Review) as well.
In 1994, the RPA held its first International/National Conference at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, leading to a further expansion of our activities for graduate students and adjuncts. For a more detailed history of the RPA, see A RPA History and RPA History: A Chronology.
Archives of the Radical Philosophy Association and the Radical Philosophy Newsletter can be found at NYU's Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.
Archives of RPA And RPA Newsletter
Materials or inquiries related to the archive can be sent to:
Peter Meyer Filardo, Tamiment Archivist
New York University
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1091