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The SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting will be at Grand Valley State University, March 5-7, 2015 and the Call for Papers is here (PDF)


The Richard Rorty Society The Richard Rorty Society was founded in 2014 to promote study of the work and life of Richard Rorty (1931-2007), and to encourage and support scholarship and other writing inspired by and in the spirit of his work, across the disciplines.

Summer Institute in American Philosophy June 8-13, 2015 will take place at the University College Dublin. It will feature panels on "Pragmatism and Feminism," "Pragmatism and Critical Theory,""Pragmatist and Eastern Philosophy," and "Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy." Confirmed keynote speakers include: Robert Brandom (in person) and Hilary Putnam (via Skype). More details coming.


SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting

The SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting will be at Grand Valley State University, March 5-7, 2015 and the Call for Papers is here (PDF)

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SAAP Grant Program

Those looking for information about the SAAP Grant Program can find it here: http://american-philosophy.org/about.htm#grants
Contact is: Bill Myers

SAAP's Journal:

The Pluralist is the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. In addition to research articles, The Pluralist also includes highlights from the SAAP annual meeting, Presidential addresses, Founders' addresses, and other Society-related information.Pluralist website is here. (12 Oct. 2009)

Recent losses:

Jo Ann Boydston, obituary is here.

Richard Robin, obituary is here.

Michael Eldridge, obituary and Memorial Fund

Audio and Video on Obama as pragmatist are now online, here, under Audio/Video Resources.

Remembering Peter Hare: a tribute can be downloaded, here.

Angus Carmichael Kerr-Lawson, 1932-2011; profile, here.


New site evaluating American philosophy programs: The Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy (TPGP), available here. (Note: this guide is not an official expression of SAAP's views or officially endorsed by SAAP. It is listed as one more source of information.)

SAAP Bylaws posted.

 

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SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting

The SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting will be at Grand Valley State University, March 5-7, 2015 and the Call for Papers is here (PDF)


(The SAAP 2014 Annual Meeting was in DENVER, March 6-8...and it rocked.)

denver skyline

 

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Philip McReynold's film, American Philosopher

William James: The Psychology of Possibility (an excerpt, with John J. McDermott)

The film is available, here, from Davidson Films.

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