Past Conferences Programs - 2004

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

31st Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel Birmingham
March 4-6, 2004

Local Host: William Myers, Birmingham-Southern College

Conference Theme: "Religion and Civil Rights"

Conference Program

 

 

 

Time

Event

Location

Thursday, March 4

Registration is
Except for the Opening Plenary session and the closing Coss Dialogue, all other events will take place in the hotel.

2:00 - 5:00

Book Exhibit

Arlington

2:00 - 5:30

Registration

Commons Area of Convention Center

3:15 - 5:00

Concurrent Sessions

 

3:15-4:10:
"Conceptual Blending as Participation: Cognition and Classical American Philosophy,"
Speaker: Emily Parker, Emory University
Comment: Brian Henning, Mount Saint Mary's University
Chair:  Chae Young Kim, Sogang University

4:10-5:00: TBA

University

"Democracy in Everyday Life: September 11th and Beyond,"
David Woods, Fordham University
"Democratizing the Churches: Religion and Civil Rights in the 21st Century,"
Judith Green, Fordham University
Comment: Gregory F. Pappas, Texas A&M University
Chair: Stephen Barnes, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Centennial II

"Implementing American Rights: Oakeshott, Holmes, and the Tyranny of the A Priori,"
Frederick Kellogg, George Washington University
"Pragmatism's Deliberation,"
Stuart Rosenbaum, Baylor University
Comment: Todd Lekan, Muskingum College
Chair: Lucian W. Stone, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Centennial I

"Disagreement or Failure to Understand? Pragmatism and Religion in Conversation,"
Elizabeth Cooke, Creighton University
"John Dewey's Theism,"
Dwight Welch, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Comment: Casey Haskins, State University of New York, Purchase
Chair: James Pawelski, Vanderbilt University.

Heritage II

5:15

Busses leave hotel for 16th St. Baptist Church

 

6:00

Opening Plenary: (16th St. Baptist Church) "Religion and Civil Rights: Past, Present, and Future"

Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Reverend C. Herbert Oliver

Co-sponsored by Alabama Power Company, Alabama Gas Company, AmSouth Bank, Dr.
Robert L. Baldwin, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Compass Bank, Protective Life Corporation,
and South Trust Bank."

 

7:30 - 8:30

Reception at Civil Rights Institute (across street)

 

Friday, March 5

8:00 - 5:30

Registration

 

9:00 - 5:30

Book Exhibit

Arlington

7:30 - 8:30

Breakfast Book Discussion:
The Morality of Gay Rights , by Carlos Ball
Facilitator: Patrick Shade, Rhodes College

Board Room

8:30 - 10:15

Panel Discussions

 

Intersecting Feminism, Agency and Activism.

?Writing as Agency: Margaret Fuller?s Haciendo Caras in the 19th Century,?
Alexa Schriempf ; The Pennsylvania State University
?From Dewey's Theories to Addams' Practice: Pragmatist Aesthetics and Hull House,?
Ryan Musgrave, Rollins College
?Reviving a Tradition: June Jordan and the Activist Strain in Pragmatism,?
Nancy McHugh, Wittenberg University.

University

Meaning, Embodiment and Practice: New Directions in Pragmatism.

"Meaning, Art and Politics,"
Robert Innis, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
"Making Sense and Changing Lives,"|
Richard Shusterman, Temple University
"Practice, Semiotics, and the Limits of Philosophy,"
John J. Stuhr, Vanderbilt University

Centennial II

The Virtues and Vices of Conceptualizing Pragmatic Rights: Practical and Theoretical Limitations Regarding Rights and Religion.

Chair: Lawrence Marcelle The New School for Social Research
"Religion, Action, and the Trouble for a Democratic Theory of Rights in Dewey?s Theory of Imagination,"
Brendan Hogan, The New School for Social Research
"Notes on Pragmatism, Absolutism, and Civil Rights,"
Matthew Robb, The New School for Social Research
"The Promises and Prospects of Civil Rights,"
Mark Van Hollebeke, Fordham University

Centennial I

The Use of Dewey?s Force / Violence Distinction in Political Practice.

"John Dewey on Force and the Roots of Political Violence,?
Phillip Deen, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
?The Evil that Lurks in Violence: Dewey, Fromm and Merleau-Ponty,?
Garth Gillan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Heritage II

10:30 - 12:15

Concurrent Sessions

 

"From the Foreign to the Familiar: Confronting Dewey Confronting 'Racial Prejudice,'"
Shannon Sullivan, The Pennsylvania State University
"Addams' Radical Democracy,"
Maurice Hamington, Lane Community College
Comment: Hans Seigfried, Loyola University, Chicago
Chair: Kenneth W., Stikkers, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

University

"Why Pragmatists Cannot Be Pluralists,"
Robert Talisse and Scott Aiken, Vanderbilt University
"Citizenship without Inclusion: Religious Democracy after Dewey, Emerson and Thoreau,"
Naoko Saito, University of Tokyo
Comment: Joseph Betz, Villanova University
Chair: Stephen Fesmire, Green Mountain College.

Centennial II

"Peirce's Early Realism,"
Robert Lane, State University of West Georgia
"Final Cause, Continuity, and Peirce's Understanding of Reality,"

Henry Wang, The Pennsylvania State University
Comment: Rebecca Carr, George Washington University
Chair: James Willgoose, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Centennial I

10:30-11:20 "William James and the Citadel of the Self,"
Sean Williams, University of Oregon
Comment: Patrick Dooley, St. Bonaventure University
Chair: William J. Gavin, University of Southern Maine

11:25-12:15 "Freedom as Improvisation: Ralph Ellison and the Jazz Aesthetic,"
Megan Mustain, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Comment: Tadd Ruetenik, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona
Chair: Brent Crouch, University of Oregon.

Heritage II

12:15 - 1:45

Lunch Break (on one's own)

Executive Committee Meeting (Board Room)

 

1:45 - 3:30

Concurrent Sessions

 

"Dewey, Wittgenstein, and Contextualist Epistemology,"
Charles Hobbs, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"Wittgenstein's and James' Streams of Thought,"
Henry Jackman, York University
Comment: Peter Hare, State University of New York, Buffalo
Chair: Louis Logister, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands.

University

Graduate Student Session -- Organizer, Scott Aikin, Vanderbilt University

"The Epistemological Problem of Religious Diversity,"
John Dryden, Jr., University of Louisville
"Deliberative Democracy as a Matter of Public Spirit: Reconstructing the Dewey-Lippmann Debate,"
Shane Jesse Ralston, University of Ottawa.

Centennial II

"Fleshing Out Consensus: Radical Pragmatism, Civil Rights, and the Algebra Project,"
Jessica Wahman, Mount St. Mary's University
"Just States? A Pragmatist Argument for a Broader View of Social and Political Philosophy,"
Mary Lyn Stoll, Muskingum College
Comment: Brian Hendley, University of Waterloo
Chair: Matt Flamm, University of Toledo

Centennial I

2:00-2:50  "Grace: The Moral Gap in Royce's Beloved Community,"
Jacquelyn Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield
Comment: Kelly Parker, Grand Valley State University
Chair: Frank Oppenheim, Xavier University

2:55-3:45 "Abstract References and Human Origins,"
Tom Burke, University of South Carolina
Comment, Martin Coleman, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis
Chair: Hickman, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Heritage II

3:45 - 5:00

Plenary Session -- Plenary Session: The Life and Work of G?rd Deledalle. Moderator, Randall E. Auxier, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Raymond Boisvert, Siena College: "American Pragmatism as the New Universal Philosophy? The
Legacy of G?rd Deledalle"

Cornelis de Waal, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, "G?rd Deledalle on Peirce and Semiotics: A Key Chapter in Peirce's European Reception"

Centennial I & II

5:15 - 6:45

Presidential Address

Introduction of Speaker: John J. Stuhr, Vanderbilt University
"Pragmatism, Deflationism, and Technology," Larry A. Hickman, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Business Meeting to Follow

Centennial I & II

6:45 - 7:45

Reception

Conference Center Commons Area

7:45 - 9:45

Banquet (Choir at 8:30; awards at 9:15)

Heritage I

Saturday, March 6

7:30 - 8:30

Breakfast Book Discussion:
David Hildebrand's Beyond Realism and Antirealism: John Dewey and the Neopragmatists
Facilitator: Michael Eldridge, UNC - Charlotte

Board Room

8:00 - 12:00

Registration

 

9:00 - 12:00

Book Exhibit

Arlington

8:30 - 10:15

Panel Discussions; One Paper Session

 

 

A Pragmatic Non-Rights Approach to the Environment and Animals.

"Beyond Considerability: A Deweyan View of the Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics Debate,?
Ben Minteer, Arizona State University
?Methodological Pragmatism, Animal Welfare, and Hunting,?
Andrew Light, New York University
?Getting Pragmatic About Farm Animal Welfare,?
Paul Thompson, Michigan State University.
?Pragmatism and the Production of Livestock,?
Erin McKenna, Pacific Lutheran University.

University

Freedom of Choice and the Dilemma of Responsibility: Reflections on Beth Singer?s ?Operative? Rights.

Moderator: Felicia Kruse, Xavier University
?'If Men Could Get Pregnant ?': Singer and Gilligan on Abortion,"
Mary Magada-Ward, Middle Tennessee State University
"Whose Rights and What?s the Difference? A Critique of Beth Singer?s 'Human Rights: Some Current Issues',"
Cynthia Gayman, Murray State University
Respondent: Vincent Colapietro, The Pennsylvania State University.

Centennial II

Religious Mystery, Ethical Perception, and Art Criticism: Investigations in Dewey?s Aesthetics.

?Renewing the Problematic: John Dewey on the Consummation of Mystery,?
Matthew Sanderson, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
?John Dewey?s Ethics of Perception,?
Corey McCall, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
?The Perceptual Ground of Criticism in Dewey?s Aesthetics,?
Phillip Seng, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Centennial I

Discussion Session

"James and DuBois: Overcoming a Certain Blindness,"
Lee McBride, Purdue University
"A DuBoisian Proposal for Persistently White Colleges,"
Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College
Comment, Roger Ward, Georgetown College
Chair: Ann K. Clark, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN.

Heritage II

10:30 - 12:15

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

"Peirce, Plato and Miracles: On the Mature Peirce's Rediscovery of Plato and the Overcoming of Nominalistic Prejudice in History,"
David O'Hara, The Pennsylvania State University
"Peirce's Scientific Spirit and the Highest Maxim of Logic: On the Incompatibility of Philosophy and Christianity,"
Bernardo J. Cantens, Barry University
Comment, Lawrence Cahoone, College of the Holy Cross
Chair: Doug Browning, University of Texas.

University

"Cesar Chavez on the Pragmatics of Violence,"
Jose-Antonio Orosco, Oregon State University
Comment: Inmaculada deMelo Martin, St. Mary's University, Texas
"Violence as Self-sacrifice: Creative Pacifism in a Violent World,"
Aaron Fortune, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Commentator, J. Craig Hanks, Southwest Texas State University.

Centennial II

 

"Dewey's Denotative Method: A Thread through the Labyrinth,"
Thomas M. Alexander, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"Folk Psychology as Operational Knowledge,"
Jason M. Bell, Vanderbilt University
Comment: Phil Oliver, Middle Tennessee State University
Chair: Gary Cook, Beloit College.

Centennial I

Discussion Session

"Negative Capability and Religious Education,"
Rebecca Rozelle, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
"Philosophy as Teaching: James's 'Knight Errant', Thomas Davidson,"
Doug Anderson, The Pennsylvania State University
Comment: Jim Garrison, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Chair: D. Micah Hester, Mercer University School of Medicine.

Heritage II

12:15 - 2:00

Lunch Break (on own)

Meeting of the Josiah Royce Society (J. Gatsby's --hotel restaurant)
This is an informal gathering -- please make your reservations on your own.

 

2:15

Buses Leave for Birmingham-Southern College

 

3:30

Coss Dialogues:
Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center

 

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