Past Conferences Programs - 2005

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

32 nd Annual Meeting*
March 3rd - 5th , 2005
DoubleTree Hotel, Bakersfield, CA

Host Institution:
California State University, Bakersfield

Local Arrangements Chair,
Jacquelyn Ann Kegley
Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Thursday, March 3, 2005

12:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Registration

2:00 pm ? 3:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions I

A. Panel - Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy & and the New York Pragmatist Forum

The New Redeemers: Recent Conservative & Liberal Assaults on Minority Rights
Alfred E. Prettyman (Ramapo College of New Jersey)

Pragmatism and the Left
Dwight Murph (Bowie State University/Maryland)

Dewey and the Diverse City
David Woods (Fordham University, Queens College, and Hofstra University)

Toward a Common Faith? -- Dewey and Derrida on Religion without Religion
Seth Joshua Thomas (Fordham University)

B. - Discussion Papers on Peircean Themes

Emotion in Musical Meaning: Some Peircean Reflections
Felicia Kruse (Xavier Univ.)

Peirce and Bakhtin: Object Relations and the Unfinalizability of Consciousness
Jason Fox (Univ. of Kansas)

Chair/Moderator: Glenn Kuehn (The Culinary Institute of America)

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Refreshment Break
(For all registrants)

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm - Concurrent Sessions II

C. Panel - Cynicism, Conscience, and Critique

Panelists :

Matthew Flamm (Rockford College)

Megan Mustain (SIU-Cabondale)

Russ Couch (SIU-Carbondale)

D. Traditional Papers on Ethics

The Problem with Principles: Dreyfus & Dewey on Mature Moral Agency
Jennifer Cole Wright (Univ. of Wyoming)
Commentator: Brendan Hogan (New School Univ.)

What Is a Pragmatic Ethics?
James Liszka (Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage)
Commentator: Don Koch (Michigan State Univ.)

Chair: James Garrison (Virginia Tech)

E. Discussion Papers on Hope

Hope as a Cognitive Value: Evaluating Goals for Pragmatic Inquiry
Elizabeth Cooke (Creighton Univ.)

What Would Dewey Say About Hope?
Steven Fishman (UNC-Charlotte)

Chair/Moderator: ? Michael Eldridge (UNC-Charlotte)

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Buses Leave for CSU-Bakersfield Campus

6:15 pm - 6:20 pm - Greetings from the President of CSUB

Horace Mitchell, President
California State University, Bakersfield

6:20 pm - 8:00 pm - Plenary I: University Diversity Panel

Are Universities, in Fact, Open and Diverse Environments?
[Organizer: Christopher Meyers (Director, Kegley Institute of Ethics, California State University, Bakersfield)]


Larry Cahoone (Holy Cross)

Yoram Lubling (Elon University)

Lisa Marie Blasch (University of Oregon)

Arnold Farr (St. Joseph's Univ.)

Moderator: Horace Mitchell (California State University, Bakersfield)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - CSU-Bakersfield Reception

CSUB Hosts:

Horace Mitchell, President

James George, Provost

Marla Iyasere, Dean , School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Alumni Garden

Entertainment: CSU-Bakersfield Jazz Combo

Friday, March 4, 2005

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration & Book Exhibit

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
(For all registrants)

C. S. Peirce Society Breakfast
(All those interested in Peirce are welcome)

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Concurrent Sessions III

F. Traditional Papers on Ethics

Ethics in the Classroom: A Situationalist Reproach from a Meadian Perspective
Ben Galatzer-Levy (SIU-Carbondale)
Commentator: Janice Staab (SIU-Carbondale)

The Sources of Ethical Energy: A Critical Examination of James? Account of Moral Motivation
Todd Lekan (Muskingum College)
Commentator: Mark Moller (Denison)

Chair: Stephen Barnes (Northwest Vista College)

G. Discussion Papers on Conflict & Peace

Addams's Argument in Newer Ideals of Peace
Marilyn Fischer (Univ. of Dayton)

Wounded Knee and the Prospect of Pluralism
Scott Pratt (Univ. of Oregon)

Chair/Moderator: Joseph Betz (Villanova Univ.)

H. ? Traditional Papers on Feminism and Liberation

Thinking Pragmatically about Feminism and Politics
Noelle McAfee (Univ. of Mass.-Lowell)
Commentator: ? Jacoby Carter (Purdue Univ.)

Effective Freedom, Self-Realization, and Democratic Community: ? Some Considerations for the Future of the Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement
J. Todd Ormsbee (San Jose State Univ.)
Commentator: ? Debra Jackson (CSU-Bakersfield)

Chair: Robert Lane (State University of West Georgia)

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Refreshment Break
(For all registrants)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Plenary II: Coss Dialogues

Constituting the Pragmatist Revival
Neil Gross (Sociology, Harvard Univ.)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch on own

SAAP Executive Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions IV

I. Coss Dialogues - Follow-up Panel


James Good (North Harris College)

Alemseghed Kebede (Sociology, CSU-Bakersfield)

Heather Keith (Lyndon State College)

John Lachs (Vanderbilt Univ.)

Kenneth Nyberg (Sociology, CSU-Bakersfield)

Sandra B. Rosenthal (Loyola Univ.-New Orleans)

Chair: Peter Hare (University at Buffalo )

J. Traditional Papers Looking Back & Looking Forward

Jane Addams and Ida B. Wells on Lynching
Maurice Hamington (University of Southern Indiana)
Commentator: Judy Whipps (Grand Valley State Univ.)

King?s Civil Rights Act Turns Forty: Leading the Beloved Community in the Twenty-First Century
Judith Green (Fordham Univ.)
Commentator: Lee McBride (St. Mary?s College-CA)

Chair: Evelyn Brister (Rochester Institute of Technology)

K. Traditional Papers on Biography and Personalism

Biography as Philosophy: American Pragmatism and the Social Context of Ideas
Robert Sinclair (Simon Fraser Univ.)
Commentator: James Campbell (Univ. of Toledo)

DuBois's Ethical Personalism
Dwayne Tunstall (SIU-Carbondale)
Commentator: Richard Hart (Bloomfield College)

Chair: Steven Fesmire (Green Mountain College)

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Refreshment Break
(For all registrants)

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm - Concurrent Sessions V

L. Panel - Introducing Buffoonery and Being Whimsical: The Fun of American Philosophy


Mary Magada-Ward (Middle Tennessee State Univ.)

Jessica Wahman (Dickinson College)


Cynthia Gayman (Murray State Univ.)

M. Traditional Papers on Peircean Logic

The Logicist Fallacy
Cornelis de Waal (IUPUI)
Commentator: ? Kelly Parker (Grand Valley State Univ.)

Peirce's Problems of Induction
Jaime Wells (Rutgers)
Commentator: ? Rebecca Carr (George Washington Univ.)

Chair: ? Shane Ralston (Western State College of CO)

N. Discussion Papers on Diversity

The Ontological Grounding of Diversity: A Pragmatic Overview
Sandra Rosenthal (Loyola Univ.-New Orleans)

Challenges to Cultural Diversity: Absolutism, Democracy and Alain Locke's Value Relativism
Terrance MacMullan (Eastern Washington Univ.)

Chair/Moderator: Leonard Harris (Purdue Univ)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Plenary III : Founders' Address

Stoic Pragmatism
John Lachs (Vanderbilt Univ.)

Moderator: John J. Stuhr, President, SAAP (Vanderbilt Univ.)

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - SAAP Reception

8:00 pm - Dinner on own

Saturday, March 5, 2005

8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Registration & Book Exhibit

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
(For all registrants)

Update from Collected and Critical Editions' Editors
(All those interested are welcome)

An Insiders' Guide to Getting a Fulbright:
A Conversation with Former Fulbrighters
(All those interested are welcome)

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Concurrent Sessions VI

O. Book Discussion

Conversion in American Philosophy
Author: Roger Ward
Moderator: Doug Anderson (Penn State)

P. Traditional Papers on Mysticism

The Claims for Mysticism in The Varieties of Religious Experience
Michael Hodges (Vanderbilt)
Commentator: William Gavin (Univ. of So. Maine)

On the Value of Mystical and Religious Experience
John T. Bengson (Univ. of Wyoming)
Commentator: J. Brent Crouch (Univ. of Oregon)

Chair: Anthony Graybosch (CSU-Chico)

Q. Discussion Papers on Infinitism and Conceptual Schemes

Prospects for Peircian Epistemic Infinitism
Scott Aiken (Vanderbilt)

On the Very Good Idea of a Conceptual Schemes
Martin Coleman (IUPUI)

Moderator: Peter Hare (University at Buffalo)

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Refreshment Break
(For all registrants)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions VII

R. Graduate Student Session

[Organizer: Scott Aiken (SAAP Graduate Student Coordinator)]

A Pragmatic Defense of the Liberal Virtues.
Jayson MacLean (University of Ottawa)

Vital Relevance: Philosophical Reflection and the Pragmatic Tradition
David Strand (Emory University)

Rorty's Association with the Pragmatist Tradition: What's the Problem?
Charles Hobbs (SIU-Carbondale)

S. Panel - Displacement and Disillusionment: Lost Homelands, Lost Causes, and Reclaimed Sites of Everyday Engagement and Aspirations


Daniel Campos (Penn State)

Vincent Colapietro (Penn State)


Inmaculada de Melo Martin (St. Mary?s Univ.)

T. Discussion Papers on Putnam

Some Sources of Hilary Putnam's Pragmatism
Russell Goodman (Univ. of New Mexico)

Putnam on Facts and Values
David Alexander (Baylor)

Chair/Moderator: Stuart Rosenbaum (Baylor University)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch on own

Josiah Royce Society Business Meeting
(All those interested in Royce are welcome)

William James Society Executive Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions VIII

U. The Transcultural Range of Pragmatism


Jose Medina (Vanderbilt Univ.)

Paul C. Taylor (Temple Univ.)

Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton)

Moderator: Armen Marsoobian (So. Connecticut Univ.)

V. Traditional Papers on James

James on Faith and the Diversity of Religious Standpoints
James Highland (Univ. of Hartford)
Commentator: Tadd Ruetenik (Penn State Univ.-Altoona)

William James's Politics of Personal Freedom
Colin Koopman (McMaster Univ.)
Commentator: Harvey Cormier (SUNY-Stony Brook)

Chair: James Pawelski (Vanderbilt Univ.)

W. Traditional Papers Questioning Diversity and Exclusion

Diversity as Fraternity Lite
Raymond Boisvert (Siena College)
Commentator: Craig Hanks (Texas State Univ.)

Diversity, Inclusion, and Exclusion: A Reply to Capps
David Hildebrand (Univ. of Colorado-Denver)
Commentator: John Capps (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Chair: Pamela Hood (San Francisco State Univ.)

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Refreshment Break
(For all registrants)

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm -Concurrent Sessions IX

X. Panel - Dewey on Art, Religion, and Experience: Reading Art as Experience with A Common Faith


Matthew Sanderson (SIU-Carbondale)

Corey McCall (SIU-Carbondale)

Phil Seng (SIU-Carbondale)

Y. ? Traditional Papers on Embodiment and Reproduction

The Dude Abides, Man: Dewey's Key to Philosophy
Mark Johnson (Univ. of Oregon)
Commentator: ? Louis Logister ( Tilburg Univ.)

Legitimacy in Uncertainty: ? Reproductive Rights in Context
Emily Parker (Emory)
Commentator: Marcia Moen (Univ. of Hartford)

Chair: Dwight Welch (SIU-Carbondale)

Z. Traditional Papers on Royce and Religious Experience

Stained-Glass Saints: A Roycean Critique of James' Saint
Sean Riley (Baylor)
Commentator: Phil Oliver (Middle Tennessee State Univ.)

Saving Scientists: A Roycean Critique of the Metaphysical Obligations of Scientists
Kimberly Garchar (Univ. of Oregon)
Commentator: Frank Oppenheim (Xavier Univ.)

Chair: Marjorie Miller (SUNY-Purchase)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Business Meeting

7:00 pm - Banquet & Awards

SAAP 2005 Conference Program Website:

* Only papers/panels appearing as part of a "Concurrent Session" have been fully reviewed and accepted through the 2005 SAAP Program Committee review process. Plenary sessions were developed and chosen through separate mechanisms. Also, all breakfast and lunch time sessions are 'extra-programmatic'; they are listed as a courtesy to the attendees of the conference and have not been reviewed by the Program Committee.

2005 SAAP Program Committee:

Ann K. Clark (St. Mary?s College), co-chair

Cynthia Gayman (Murray State University)

D. Micah Hester (Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), co-chair

Jacquelyn Kegley (CSU-Bakersfield)

John Lysaker (Univ. of Oregon)

Erin McKenna (Pacific Lutheran University)

Main 2005 Conference Page

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