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Program, SAAP 2015 is here

Main conference website is here.

Grand Valley State University is proud to host the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, to be held March 5-7, 2015, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme for this year’s conference is “Sustainability.”

The main conference website is here. This is the place where people can access the on-line registration form and get information about accommodations for the conference and transportation to Grand Rapids. It is also the place where people can get information about dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions in the Grand Rapids area.
To learn even more about the dining, entertainment and cultural attractions in the Grand Rapids area, read the Experience Grand Rapids Visitor’s Guide. The Visitor’s Guide is published twice a year by Experience Grand Rapids.

We are looking forward to you joining us for the conference! If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Dwayne Tunstall at 616-331-3415 or by email at tunstald@gvsu.edu or Kelly Parker at 616-331-2114 or by email at parkerk@gvsu.edu .

The SAAP 2015 Annual Meeting will be at Grand Valley State University, March 5-7, 2015 and the conference website is here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY 42nd ANNUAL MEETING

March 5-7, 2015
Grand Valley State University

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 42nd annual meeting, to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The theme of the conference is "Sustainability" from a broad perspective and might for example include papers that address environmental justice, environmental philosophy (e.g., environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, and ecofeminism), political ecology, and social issues such as education and gender justice. Papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
One does not need to be a member to submit a paper, but one must be a member in order to present his or her accepted paper. To become a member, please visit the Society’s membership page: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/plur/saap_membership.html.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 1, 2014. This is a firm deadline. We will stop accepting submissions at midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 1.

Please submit your paper or proposal following the guidelines below.

All submissions must be submitted electronically via the annual meeting website:
http://www.american-philosophy.org/saap2015/openconf/openconf.php

Electronic submission requires the following: (1) Submission Title, (2) Submission Type, (3) Author(s) Information, (4) Abstract, (5) Keywords, and (6) a Submission File prepared for blind review.

Anonymity: Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Proposals must be suitable for blind review. Please refrain from making references to your own work, your location, or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. If the author’s identity can be determined through self-references, endnotes, etc., the submission may be disqualified. Avoid headers/footers because they often contain information that breaches anonymity. NOTE: MS Word documents can sometimes reveal the author's identity through word tags. Microsoft explains how to change or erase these here: http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/word/HA100240611033.aspx#1

Number of Submissions: Please note that multiple submissions will not be accepted and that persons participating in invited sessions may not submit to the regular program.

Commentators and Session Chairs: Persons interested in serving in these capacities should contact the 2015 Program Co-Chairs, Jim Garrison wesley@vt.edu and Judy Whipps whippsj@gvsu.edu , and indicate areas of interest.

SUBMISSION TYPES
Submissions that do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered.

Traditional Paper: Papers should be no longer than 3000 words. Longer papers will not be considered. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract Accepted papers will be presented in their entirety by the author during a session and, in most cases, will be followed by a ten minute commentary and a period of open discussion.

Discussion Paper: Papers should be no longer than 6000 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Discussion papers accepted for the program will be made available online prior to the meeting. Those who attend discussion paper sessions are expected to have read the paper in advance. Therefore, authors of discussion papers should prepare a concise summary or introductory statement limited to 10 minutes. The session's remaining time will be devoted to an invited commentary and open discussion. The Program Committee may limit the number of discussion paper sessions due to space constraints in the overall program and their estimation regarding which papers can generate sufficient interest to be read in advance.

Panel Discussion: A panel discussion should provide an opportunity to examine specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives and should do more than present a set of related papers. Panel proposals should include a description of the issue that the session will address, an explanation of the relevance of this issue to the study of American philosophy or to wider social and philosophical issues, and an indication of how each paper in the panel addresses this issue. Panel Discussion proposals should include: (1) a title, (2) an abstract of 450-600 words for the panel as a whole, and (3) either complete papers (of no more than 3000 words) or abstracts (of no fewer than 600 words) for each paper in the panel. Please do not send a separate file for each panelist.

Author Meets Critics proposals must include:

? Name and affiliation of book's author(s)
? Complete title of the book
? Publication date and name of publisher (only books published in 2012 will be considered)
? Brief statement of the book’s significance for American philosophy and rationale for inclusion
in the program
? Names and affiliations of confirmed critics and session organizer, and why they were chosen
The committee anticipates a very limited number of these sessions, perhaps two.

Poster Presentation: Proposals for Poster Presentations should be in the form of a description of the research project to be presented. The description should not be longer than 2600 words and should include a description of its relation to issues in American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues, and be prepared for blind review. The proposal should also include a brief summary of materials to be included in the visual display. Poster Presentations will be on display throughout the meeting, with presenters available in the display area for a designated time during the meeting. Presenters may provide accompanying papers for distribution in the display area.

Book/Article Discussion: Proposals should include a brief summary of the book or article to be discussed and its general relation to American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. Proposals should not exceed 1500 words. All accepted book/article discussions will be scheduled as round-table discussion breakfast sessions at the hotel restaurant.

NOTE: To encourage the development of original philosophy rooted in the American tradition while creatively developing it, the SAAP Program Committee plans to set aside a special session to feature such works. If you would like your paper to be considered for this session, please indicate this in the “Optional Comments” field of your electronic submission.

If you have ideas for special sessions beyond the categories indicated in this CFP, please contact the Program Co-Chairs by July 1.

Please note that only Book Discussions, Poster Presentations, Author Meets Critics, and Panel Proposals can submit with only an abstract.
Please note any AV needs with your online submission by indicating them under “Optional Comments.”
Confirmation: All persons making submissions to the annual meeting website will receive automatic confirmation of receipt of their submission. If you have not received an automatic confirmation within 48 hours, the submitter should contact the Secretary directly: chris.voparil@myunion.edu . If you have not received notification regarding the Program Committee’s decision about your submission by 15 November, please contact the Secretary.
Scheduling: The Program Committee assumes that it may schedule a paper or session at any time between Thursday at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday late afternoon.
Student Travel Funds: Limited travel funds are available to assist students whose papers are accepted for the program. Please Contact Bill Myers, SAAP Treasurer, for more information, bmyers@bsc.edu.

PRIZES

Prizes: Only papers that are accepted to the regular program, that is, not panels or invited group presentations, are eligible for the Greenlee, Blau, Mellow, Addams, and

Inter-American Philosophy Prizes. Papers previously submitted to The Pluralist are not eligible for prizes. For full descriptions of the prizes, please visit the SAAP website: http://american-philosophy.org/about.htm

Greenlee Consideration: If you are currently a student or within five years of having completed your Ph.D, you are eligible for consideration for the Douglas Greenlee Prize. If you fit within these qualifications, please indicate this in your submission by checking “Yes” for “Student” when prompted during the online submission process.

Publication Possibilities: SAAP will plan to publish selected papers from the annual SAAP conference. If your paper is accepted for the annual meeting, it will be considered for publication unless you indicate in your submission under “Comments to Chair” that you do not wish this to be the case. Only those papers that are complete at the time of submission will be considered for publication.

CONTACTS
For all correspondence regarding the program content, contact the Program Co-Chairs:
Jim Garrison
Virginia Tech University
wesley@vt.edu
Judy Whipps
Grand Valley State University
whippsj@gvsu.edu
Local Arrangements and Conference Hosts:
Dwayne Tunstall
Grand Valley State University
tunstald@gvsu.edu
Kelly Parker
Grand Valley State University
parkerk@gvsu.edu
SAAP Secretary:
Chris Voparil
Union Institute & University
chris.voparil@myunion.edu



PAST MEETINGS

March 6-8, 2014
University of Colorado Denver

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 41th annual meeting, to be held in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the conference is: American Philosophy's Borders: Dialogues and Debates. While papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome, some preference will be given to proposals which attempt to engage American Philosophy with other approaches (including Continental Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy, Non-Western Philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy, though certainly not limited to those genres) upon issues or problems of mutual concern.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
One does not need to be a member to submit a paper, but one must be a member in order to present his or her accepted paper. To become a member, please visit the Society’s membership page: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/plur/saap_membership.html.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 1, 2013. This is a firm deadline. We will stop accepting submissions at midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 1. Please submit your paper or proposal following the guidelines below.
All submissions must be submitted electronically via the annual meeting website:
http://www.american-philosophy.org/saap2014/openconf/openconf.php

Electronic submission requires the following: (1) Submission Title, (2) Submission Type, (3) Author(s) Information, (4) Abstract, (5) Keywords, and (6) a Submission File prepared for blind review.
Anonymity: Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Proposals must be suitable for blind review. Please refrain from making references to your own work, your location, or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. If the author’s identity can be determined through self-references, endnotes, etc., the submission may be disqualified. Avoid headers/footers because they often contain information that breaches anonymity. NOTE: MS Word documents can sometimes reveal the author's identity through word tags. Microsoft explains how to change or erase these here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ word/HA100240611033.aspx#1

Number of Submissions: Please note that multiple submissions will not be accepted and that persons participating in invited sessions may not submit to the regular program.
Commentators and Session Chairs: Persons interested in serving in these capacities should contact the 2014 Program Co-Chairs, Celia Bardwell-Jones celiab@hawaii.edu and Colin Koopman koopman@uoregon.edu and indicate areas of interest.

SUBMISSION TYPES
Submissions that do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered.

Traditional Paper: Papers should be no longer than 3000 words. Longer papers will not be considered. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract Accepted papers will be presented in their entirety by the author during a session and, in most cases, will be followed by a ten minute commentary and a period of open discussion.

Discussion Paper: Papers should be no longer than 6000 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Discussion papers accepted for the program will be made available online prior to the meeting. Those who attend discussion paper sessions are expected to have read the paper in advance. Therefore, authors of discussion papers should prepare a concise summary or introductory statement limited to 10 minutes. The session's remaining time will be devoted to an invited commentary and open discussion. The Program Committee may limit the number of discussion paper sessions due to space constraints in the overall program and their estimation regarding which papers can generate sufficient interest to be read in advance.

Panel Discussion: A panel discussion should provide an opportunity to examine specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives and should do more than present a set of related papers. Panel proposals should include a description of the issue that the session will address, an explanation of the relevance of this issue to the study of American philosophy or to wider social and philosophical issues, and an indication of how each paper in the panel addresses this issue. Panel Discussion proposals should include: (1) a title, (2) an abstract of 450-600 words for the panel as a whole, and (3) either complete papers (of no more than 3000 words) or abstracts (of no fewer than 600 words) for each paper in the panel. Please do not send a separate file for each panelist.

Author Meets Critics proposals must include:
*  Name and affiliation of book's author(s)
*  Complete title of the book
*  Publication date and name of publisher (only books published in 2012 will be considered)
*  Brief statement of the book’s significance for American philosophy and rationale for inclusion
in the program
*  Names and affiliations of confirmed critics and session organizer, and why they were chosen

The committee anticipates a very limited number of these sessions, perhaps two.

Poster Presentation: Proposals for Poster Presentations should be in the form of a description of the research project to be presented. The description should not be longer than 2600 words and should include a description of its relation to issues in American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues, and be prepared for blind review. The proposal should also include a brief summary of materials to be included in the visual display. Poster Presentations will be on display throughout the meeting, with presenters available in the display area for a designated time during the meeting. Presenters may provide accompanying papers for distribution in the display area.
Book/Article Discussion: Proposals should include a brief summary of the book or article to be discussed and its general relation to American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. Proposals should not exceed 1500 words. All accepted book/article discussions will be scheduled as round-table discussion breakfast sessions at the hotel restaurant.

NOTE: To encourage the development of original philosophy rooted in the American tradition while creatively developing it, the SAAP Program Committee plans to set aside a special session to feature such works. If you would like your paper to be considered for this session, please indicate this in the “Optional Comments” field of your electronic submission.

If you have ideas for special sessions beyond the categories indicated in this CFP, please contact the Program Co-Chairs by July 1.
Please note that only Book Discussions, Poster Presentations, Author Meets Critics, and Panel Proposals can submit with only an abstract.
Please note any AV needs with your online submission by indicating them under “Optional Comments.”

Confirmation: All persons making submissions to the annual meeting website will receive automatic confirmation of receipt of their submission. If you have not received an automatic confirmation within 48 hours, the submitter should contact the Secretary directly: chris.voparil@myunion.edu . If you have not received notification regarding the Program Committee’s decision about your submission by 15 November, please contact the Secretary.

Scheduling: The Program Committee assumes that it may schedule a paper or session at any time between Thursday at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday late afternoon.
Student Travel Funds: Limited travel funds are available to assist students whose papers are accepted for the program. Please Contact Bill Myers, SAAP Treasurer, for more information, bmyers@bsc.edu.

PRIZES
Prizes: Only papers that are accepted to the regular program, that is, not panels or invited group presentations, are eligible for the Greenlee, Blau, Mellow, Addams, and Inter-American Philosophy
Prizes. Papers previously submitted to The Pluralist are not eligible for prizes. For full descriptions of the prizes, please visit the SAAP website: http://american-philosophy.org/about.htm

Greenlee Consideration: If you are currently a student or within five years of having completed your Ph.D, you are eligible for consideration for the Douglas Greenlee Prize. If you fit within these qualifications, please indicate this in your submission by checking “Yes” for “Student” when prompted during the online submission process.

Publication Possibilities: SAAP will plan to publish selected papers from the annual SAAP conference. If your paper is accepted for the annual meeting, it will be considered for publication unless you indicate in your submission under “Comments to Chair” that you do not wish this to be the case. Only those papers that are complete at the time of submission will be considered for publication.

CONTACTS
For all correspondence regarding the program content, contact the Program Co-Chairs:
Celia Bardwell-Jones
University of Hawai’i – Hilo
celiab@hawaii.edu

Colin Koopman
University of Oregon
koopman@uoregon.edu

Local Arrangements and Conference Hosts:

David Hildebrand
University of Colorado Denver
hilde@yahoo.com

Judy Walker
Center for Inquiry
judy@hallenbeck.com

SAAP Secretary:
Chris Voparil
Union Institute & University
chris.voparil@myunion.edu



SAAP 2013 Conference

* SAAP 2013: Program


* SAAP 2013 online registration

* Conference Hotel Reservations

* STUDENT reservations for Conference Hotel

Richard Stockton college

SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
40th ANNUAL MEETING
March 7-9, 2013
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club

Welcome Message from the Host Institution: Welcome message is here: PDF The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is proud to host the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, to be held March 7-9, 2013, at our beautiful historical Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Township, New Jersey. The theme for this year's conference is "American Philosophy and Cosmopolitanism." The Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club has special conference rates available to those participants who make reservations by February 11, 2013. The program for the conference will also be posted soon.Stockton's 2,300 acre campus is just minutes away from the excitement of Atlantic City and its famous boardwalk. To learn more about the world class dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions, click on the link below.  DO AC - Official AC Visitors Guide Participants may register now using the mail-in form below. The on-line registration form will be available January 3, 2013. We are looking forward to you joining us for the conference at one of the best getaways on the East Coast. For more information, please see links below or contact Brian K. Jackson at The Richard Stockton College of NJ at 609-652-4521 or by email at brian.jackson@stockton.edu

SAAP 2013 online registration is available here.,
Mail-In (check, money order) Registration Form: 2013 Mail-in Registration form is here (PDF)
Member/Guest Conference Hotel Reservations (see below for student reservations): Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
Conference Rate $119.00 (standard single or double occupancy room) plus 7% NJ State Sales Tax and 8% NJ State Occupancy Tax.

Member/Guest Reservation Procedure & Cut-off Date: The conference block of rooms is set aside and guaranteed to SAAP participants until February 11, 2013. Participants should contact the hotel reservations department directly at 1-855-894-8698 or via the dedicated reservation website: Conference Hotel Reservations to secure reservations. If you are reserving by phone, you must identify yourself as a participant of the 2013 SAAP Conference to receive the group rate. All reservations must be secured by a credit card at registration time. Credit cards taken for reservations are only for guarantee of the reservation and credit card numbers for guarantee are not valid for payment unless the valid card holder presents said card at registration. After the cut-off date, any rooms remaining in the block will be released for general sale. The conference hotel rate is guaranteed only until February 11th, during the dates of the conference (March 7-9, 2013), as well as the nights before and after if available. Reservations made beyond this cut-off, will be subject to space and rate availability. For those who wish to extend their stay beyond the conference dates, the hotel has agreed to honor the conference rate, based on availability.

Student Conference Hotel Reservations: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club  Conference Rate $99.00 (standard single or double occupancy room) plus 7% NJ State Sales Tax and 8% NJ State Occupancy Tax.

Student Reservation Procedure & Cut-off Date: A limited number of rooms have been set aside and guaranteed to students attending the SAAP conference until February 19, 2013. Participants should contact the hotel reservations department directly at 1-855-894-8698 or via the dedicated Student reservation website: Student Conference Hotel Reservations to secure reservations. If you are reserving by phone, you must identify yourself as a student participant of the 2013 SAAP Conference to receive the special group rate. All reservations must be secured by a credit card at registration time. Credit cards taken for reservations are only for guarantee of the reservation and credit card numbers for guarantee are not valid for payment unless the valid card holder presents said card at registration. After the cut-off date, any rooms remaining in the block will be released for general sale. The conference hotel rate is guaranteed only until February 19th, during the dates of the conference (March 7-9, 2013), as well as the nights before and after if available. Reservations made beyond this cut-off, will be subject to space and rate availability. For those who wish to extend their stay beyond the conference dates, the hotel has agreed to honor the conference rate, based on availability.

Transportation Options

Airports: Atlantic City International Airport (8 miles from Seaview Hotel) http://www.sjta.com/acairport/
Philadelphia International Airport (55 minutes from Seaview Hotel) http://www.phl.org

Rail Transportation: Amtrak 30th Street Station, Philadelphia http://www.amtrak.com
New Jersey Transit; Atlantic City Line to Absecon Station  /Philadelphia Line http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo 

* Note:  For those traveling on NJ Transit from 30th Street Station to Absecon Station, shuttle service will be provided to the Conference Hotel.  However, we must be notified well in advance of arrival. Return transportation from the Conference Hotel to Absecon Station will be the responsibility of the participant.

Taxi Transportation: C & C Cab Company   (609) 399-9100, 215 E Ridgewood Ave. Galloway, NJ 08205  Absecon Taxi Service    (609) 652-7146, 332 S Xanthus Ave., Absecon, NJ 08205

  • Atlantic City Yellow Cab Co. (609) 344-1221, 3401 Winchester Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Ground Transportation: Ceasar Limousine, Inc. http://www.ceasarlimousineinc.com
Phone: 1-877-232-7270 or 609-383-6069
Email: info@ceasarlimousineinc.com

Pricing for Shuttle Service: Philadelphia International Airport or 30th Street Train Station in Philadelphia to and from Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway, NJ Prices are based on one-way travel - per person and includes tax and gratuity. A complete grid of shuttle prices is here: PDF

Note: Please indicate you are attending the SAAP conference when making your reservations. Ceasar Limousine has agreed to car pool conference attendees as a cost savings to those using their services. We encourage you to contact colleagues attending the conference in advance to coordinate your shuttle service reservations.

For information concerning disabilities services or any other needs, please e-mail SAAPConference@stockton.edu or contact Millie Romanelli at 609-652-4521.

Breakfast & Lunch for Groups: Groups who wish to hold breakfast or luncheon meetings (not included in registration fee) can contact Brian K. Jackson at brian.jackson@stockton.edu for assistance in making these arrangements.

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SAAP 2013 Conference--Call for Papers is below; NOW CLOSED

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 40th annual meeting, to be held at Stockton Seaview Resort in Galloway, New Jersey. Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

One does not need to be a member to submit a paper, but one must be a member in order to present his or her accepted paper. To become a member, please visit the Society’s membership page: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/journals/plur/saap_membership.html.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 1, 2012. This is a firm deadline. We will stop accepting submissions at midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 1. Please submit your paper or proposal following the guidelines below.

All submissions must be submitted electronically via the annual meeting website:
http://www.american-philosophy.org/saap2013/openconf/openconf.php

Electronic submission requires the following: (1) Submission Title, (2) Submission Type, (3) Author(s) Information, (4) Abstract, (5) Keywords, and (6) a Submission File prepared for blind review.

Anonymity: Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Proposals must be suitable for blind review. Please refrain from making references to your own work, your location, or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. If the author’s identity can be determined through self-references, endnotes, etc., the submission may be disqualified. Avoid headers/footers because they often contain information that breaches anonymity. NOTE: MS Word documents can sometimes reveal the author's identity through word tags. Microsoft explains how to change or erase these here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100240611033.aspx#1

Number of Submissions: Please note that multiple submissions will not be accepted and that persons participating in invited sessions may not submit to the regular program.

Commentators and Session Chairs: Persons interested in serving in these capacities should contact the 2013 Program Co-Chairs, Felicia Kruse fkrusealex@gmail.com and Dwayne Tunstall tunstald@gvsu.edu, and indicate areas of interest.

SUBMISSION TYPES

Submissions that do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered.

Traditional Paper: Papers should be no longer than 3500 words. Longer papers will not be considered. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract Accepted papers will be presented in their entirety by the author during a session and, in most cases, will be followed by a ten minute commentary and a period of open discussion.

Discussion Paper: Papers should be no longer than 6000 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Discussion papers accepted for the program will be made available online prior to the meeting. Those who attend discussion paper sessions are expected to have read the paper in advance. Therefore, authors of discussion papers should prepare a concise summary or introductory statement limited to 10 minutes. The session's remaining time will be devoted to an invited commentary and open discussion. The Program Committee may limit the number of discussion paper sessions due to space constraints in the overall program and their estimation regarding which papers can generate sufficient interest to be read in advance.

Panel Discussion: A panel discussion should provide an opportunity to examine specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives and should do more than present a set of related papers. Panel proposals should include a description of the issue that the session will address, an explanation of the relevance of this issue to the study of American philosophy or to wider social and philosophical issues, and an indication of how each paper in the panel addresses this issue. Panel Discussion proposals should include: (1) a title, (2) an abstract of 450-600 words for the panel as a whole, and (3) either complete papers (of no more than 3500 words) or abstracts (of no fewer than 600 words) for each paper in the panel. Please do not send a separate file for each panelist.

Author Meets Critics proposals must include:

* Name and affiliation of book's author(s)
* Complete title of the book
* Publication date and name of publisher (only books published in 2012 will be considered)
* Brief statement of the book’s significance for American philosophy and rationale for inclusion in the program
*Names and affiliations of confirmed critics and session organizer, and why they were chosen

The committee anticipates a very limited number of these sessions, perhaps two.

Poster Presentation: Proposals for Poster Presentations should be in the form of a description of the research project to be presented. The description should not be longer than 2600 words and should include a description of its relation to issues in American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. The proposal should also include a brief summary of materials to be included in the visual display. Poster Presentations will be on display throughout the meeting, with presenters available in the display area for a designated time during the meeting. Presenters may provide accompanying papers for distribution in the display area.

Book/Article Discussion: Proposals should include a brief summary of the book or article to be discussed and its general relation to American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. Proposals should not exceed 1500 words. All accepted book/article discussions will be scheduled as round-table discussion breakfast sessions at the hotel restaurant.

NOTE: To encourage the development of original philosophy rooted in the American tradition while creatively developing it, the SAAP Program Committee plans to set aside a special session to feature such works.  If you would like your paper to be considered for this session, please indicate this in the “Optional Comments” field of your electronic submission.

If you have ideas for special sessions beyond the categories indicated in this CFP, please contact the Program Co-Chairs by July 1.

Please note that only Book Discussions, Poster Presentations, Author Meets Critics, and Panel Proposals can submit with only an abstract.

Please note any AV needs with your online submission by indicating them under “Optional Comments.”

Confirmation: All persons making submissions to the annual meeting website will receive automatic confirmation of receipt of their submission. If you have not received an automatic confirmation within 48 hours, the submitter should contact the Secretary directly. If you have not received notification regarding the Program Committee’s decision about your submission by 15 November, please contact the Secretary.

Scheduling: The Program Committee assumes that it may schedule a paper or session at any time between Thursday at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday late afternoon.

Student Travel Funds: Limited travel funds are available to assist students whose papers are accepted for the program. Please Contact Bill Myers, SAAP Treasurer, for more information, bmyers@bsc.edu.

PRIZES

Prizes: Only papers that are accepted to the regular program, that is, not panels or invited group presentations, are eligible for the Greenlee, Blau, Mellow, Addams, and Inter-American Philosophy Prizes. Papers previously submitted to The Pluralist are not eligible for prizes. For full descriptions of the prizes, please visit the SAAP website: http://american-philosophy.org/about.htm

Greenlee Consideration: If you are currently a student or within five years of having completed your Ph.D, you are eligible for consideration for the Douglas Greenlee Prize. If you fit within these qualifications, please indicate this in your submission by checking “Yes” for “Student” when prompted during the online submission process.

Publication Possibilities: SAAP will plan to publish selected papers from the annual SAAP conference. If your paper is accepted for the annual meeting, it will be considered for publication unless you indicate in your submission under “Comments to Chair” that you do not wish this to be the case. Only those papers that are complete at the time of submission will be considered for publication.

CONTACTS: For all correspondence regarding the program content, contact the Program Co-Chairs:

Felicia Kruse
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
fkrusealex@gmail.com

Dwayne Tunstall
Grand Valley State University
tunstald@gvsu.edu

Local Arrangements and Conference Host:

Herman Saatkamp
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Primary contact: Brian Jackson
Brian.Jackson@stockton.edu

SAAP Secretary:

Chris Voparil
Union Institute & University
chris.voparil@myunion.edu


PAST CONFERENCES

SAAP 2012 Conference

Lincoln Center

General Message from Host: Fordham University welcomes participants to the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, to be held March 15-17, 2012, at its Lincoln Center Campus, 60th Street at 9th (Columbus) Avenue in Manhattan, New York, USA. The theme for the conference is "Global Cities, Cultural Crossroads, Centers for the Arts." Our conference hotel will the the Holiday Inn Midtown, 57th Street at 9th (Columbus) Avenue, at which special conference rates are available to participants who register by February 1. The entire program for the conference will be posted soon, as will information about arts and cultural events and nearby restaurants. Participants may register now using the surface mail form below-- an electronic form using PayPal will soon be available. If paid by March 1, the registration fee is $50 (or $25 for graduate students), with an increased rate after that date. Until March 1, four attractive entree choices will available for the banquet, with fewer choices after that date. We hope you will join us for a very stimulating conference in one of the most exciting cities in the worldFor more information, please contact your Fordham host, Prof. Judith Green <jmgreen@fordham.edu> or any of our SAAP officers.REGISTRATION INFORMATION: (posted 1/11/12): The surface mail (check, money order) registration form is here. (Paypal option is coming.) CREDIT CARD REGISTRATION form (.doc) is downloadable by clicking this link or this one for .docx format.
TRANSPORTATION, EVENTS, RESTAURANTS
** Transportation Information is here. (PDF)
** Events and Restaurant information is here. (PDF)

** Field Trips information is here. (PDF) ** A guide to navigating NYC with disabilities is here. (PDF)

For information concerning disabilities services, please contact saap.fordham@gmail.com.
LODGING INFORMATION (posted 11/21/11): The main location for events connected with SAAP 2012 will be Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, 60th Street at 9th (Columbus) Avenue, New York City, USA.  Our conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn Midtown – 57th Street, which is only three short blocks south of the Fordham University campus. The rooms are very large by New York standards and thus easily shared. Rates are $189 for any of these: Single Occupancy or Double Occupancy and One King Bed or Two Double Beds. $15.00 will be charged for a room for each additional guest after the second guest.  To these rates, the hotel will add 14.75% State tax and $3.50 Occupancy tax.  (Taxes are subject to change.)  Rates and taxes are per room, per night.  Rates are based on existing bedding.  Rollaways are additional $15.00 per room per night, subject to availability.  The maximum number of guests allowed in a room is four. This is to include adults and children of any age.RESERVATION PROCEDURE & CUT OFF DATE: The conference block of rooms is set aside and guaranteed to SAAP participants until February 1, 2012. Specific room types are on a run-of-the-house availability basis.  Participants should call the hotel reservations department directly at 212.581.8100 or 800.231.0405 to secure their reservations.  In order to receive the group rate, all callers must identify themselves as participants of Fordham University 2012 Philosophy Conference group code XPH.  All reservations must be secured by a credit card or one night’s prepayment at the time of booking.  Credit Cards taken for reservations are only for guarantee of the reservation and credit card numbers for guarantee are not valid for payment unless the valid card holder presents said card at registration.  After the cut-off date, any rooms remaining in the block will be released for general sale.  Reservations made beyond this cut-of
f, will be subject to space and rate availability.
NOTE: the hotel rate is guaranteed only until February 1 for the three nights of the conference (March 15-17, 2012), as well as the the nights before and after if available. Breakfast: Participants may wish to have breakfast (not included) in the hotel dining room.  Groups who wish to hold breakfast meetings should contact Judith Green <jmgreen@fordham.edu> for assistance in making these arrangements.

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[OLD] The call for papers is here (.rtf file).


SAAP 2011 Conference

The SAAP 2011 Conference was held in Spokane, Washington, March 10-12, 2011. The theme of the conference is: Narrative and Identity. Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome. The full Call for Papers is here. (.doc)

saap 2011 poster
Poster from 2011 conference.

Links:

Specific SAAP rate at the hotel: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=516037&hotelID=6584

Spokane Airport: http://www.spokaneairports.net/

Spokane Transit Authority: http://www.spokanetransit.com/

Join us!


SAAP 2010 Conference

The SAAP 2010 Conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 11-13, 2010. Join us!

The program
is here.
Registration
for the conference is here.
Reservations for the Omni Charlotte Hotel at the special SAAP rate of $109 per night (prior to 18 February) can be made online here. Or call 1-800-The-Omni and ask for rooms for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. Note that $75 early registration rate is good only through 18 February.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to the Local Host, Mark Sanders msander2@uncc.edu. Questions regarding the program should be directed to SAAP Secretary Michael Eldridge mleldrid@uncc.edu.

The Call for Papers is HERE (webpage) or HERE (.doc file)

SAAP 2009 Conference

The 2009 SAAP annual meeing was in College Station, TX at TAMU, March 12-14, 2009.

The main conference website is here.

The conference program is here

2009 Call for Papers (.doc, here)

2009 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

One does not need to be a member to submit a paper, but one must be a member in order to present his or her accepted paper. To become a member, please visit the Society’s web page, www.american-philosophy.org, and click on the membership form. The Society’s Treasurer is William Myers, Birmingham-Southern College, BSC Box 549013, Birmingham, AL 35254, 205-226-4868, bmyers@bsc.edu.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 1, 2008. This is a firm deadline. As all submissions should be done electronically, we will stop accepting submissions at midnight Pacific Standard Time on September 1. Please submit your paper or proposal following the guidelines below.

Electronic Submissions: All submissions must be submitted electronically. DOC or .RTF preferred.

It is preferred that submissions be sent as an attachment to an email. If you cannot, contact the Secretary, Michael Eldridge, to determine method of submission. If you send it through email as preferred, please put one of the following in the subject line, as appropriate, in order to facilitate processing:

  • 2009 SAAP paper submission
  • 2009 SAAP discussion paper submission
  • 2009 SAAP panel submission
  • 2009 SAAP author meets critics session
  • 2009 SAAP breakfast discussion submission
  • 2009 SAAP poster presentation submission

NOTE: Submissions not using this exact wording in the subject line may be missed by the Secretary’s reception program.

Submissions for Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Discussions must include TWO FILES:

  • A file set up for anonymous review, entitled ANON SUBMISSION, which includes an abstract, the title, the paper, and the type of submission.
  • A file that includes the title, type of submission, and author information. In addition panel submissions, should designate a lead participant or the panel organizer with whom the secretary can correspond as needed.

If you are submitting an a Author Meets Critics Session, Poster Presentation or Book/Article Discussion, send only one file including author information.

Please note that, as described below, only Book Discussions, Poster Presentations, Author Meets Critics, and Panel Proposals can submit with only an abstract.

Please also include any AV needs with your submission.

Confirmation: All persons making submissions with the appropriate subject line information will receive automatic confirmation of receipt of their submission. If, by 15 September, there is no personal confirmation, the submitter should contact the Secretary directly either by email or phone, whichever works. If you have not received notification regarding the Program Committee’s decision regarding your submission by 15 November, please contact the Secretary.

Number of Submissions: Please note that individuals will not be allowed on the program more than once. This means that multiple submissions will not be accepted and that persons participating in invited sessions may not submit to the regular program.

General Formatting:

  • All submissions should be double-spaced. Avoid headers/footers because they often contain information that breaches anonymity.
  • All submissions sent by email should be saved and sent as an attachment in either “.html,” “.doc” or “.rtf” format. Do not send submissions in “.zip” format.
  • Please use a standard format such as, Arial, Times New Roman or Courier.

Anonymity: Papers, Discussion Papers, and Panel Proposals must be suitable for blind review. Please refrain from making references to your own work, your location, or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. If the author’s identity can be determined through self-references, endnotes, etc., the submission may be disqualified.

Commentators and Session Chairs: Persons interested in serving in these capacities should contact the 2008 Program Co-Chairs, Richard Hart rsmithmill@aol.com and Gregory Pappas goyo_pappas@sbcglobal.net and indicate areas of interest.

Student Travel Funds: Limited travel funds are available to assist students whose papers are accepted for the program. Please Contact Bill Myers, SAAP Treasurer, for more information.

Greenlee Consideration: If you are currently a student or within five years of having completed your Ph.D, you are eligible for consideration for the Douglas Greenlee Prize. If you fit within these qualifications, please indicate this in (a) the body of the email that you use to make your submission and (b) in the file with your author information.

Prizes: Only papers that are accepted to the regular program, that is, not panels or invited group presentations, are eligible for the Greenlee, Blau, Melow, and Addams Prizes. New this year is a prize to encourage original work.

Original Work in the Spirit of the American Tradition:

1) The Program Committee invites submissions of "original work in the spirit of the American tradition."
2) Those wishing their work to be so considered must indicate such with their submission.
3) A special review committee will be established by the SAAP President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, to evaluate works submitted in this category.
4) Chosen paper/s will be presented at the annual meeting under the designation of "Original Work in the Spirit of the American Tradition."
5) The author of the best paper in this category will be presented with an award at the annual banquet.

Publication Possibilities: SAAP has an agreement with The Journal of Speculative Philosophy to publish selected papers from the annual SAAP conference. If your paper is accepted for the annual meeting, it will be considered for publication in the JSP unless you indicate in your email submission that you do not wish this to be the case. Only those papers that are complete at the time of submission will be considered for publication.

Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be considered or returned.

SUBMISSION TYPES

Paper: Papers should be no longer than 3500 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Longer papers, unless labeled as Discussion papers, will not be considered. Accepted papers will be presented in their entirety by the author during a session and, in most cases, will be followed by a ten minute commentary and a period of open discussion.

Discussion Paper: Papers should be no longer than 6000 words. Submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract. Discussion papers accepted for the program will be made available on line prior to the meeting. Those who attend discussion paper sessions are expected to have read the paper in advance. Presentation is limited to a ten minute summary or introductory statement. The remaining session time will be devoted to an invited commentary and open discussion. The Program Committee may have to limit the number of discussion paper sessions due to space constraints in the overall program and will attempt to anticipate which papers will have sufficient interest to be read in advance.

Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion proposals should include a title page, an abstract of 450-600 words for the panel as a whole, and either complete papers (of no more than 3500 words) or abstracts (of no fewer than 600 words) for each paper in the panel. The title page in the second file should include the title of the panel and a list of all confirmed participants and their institutional affiliations. The title page in the file for anonymous review should include only the title of the panel and the number of confirmed participants. The proposal should include a description of the issue that the session will address, an explanation of the relevance of this issue to the study of American philosophy or to wider social and philosophical issues, and an indication of how each paper in the panel addresses this issue. A panel discussion should provide an opportunity to examine specific problems or topics from a variety of perspectives and should do more than present a set of related papers. Please do not send a separate file for each panelist.

Author Meets Critics proposals must include:

  • Name and affiliation of book's author(s)
  • Complete title of the book
  • Publication date and name of publisher (only bookspublished 2008 will be considered)
  • Brief statement of the book’s significance for American philosophy and rationale for inclusion in the 2009 program.
  • Names and affiliations of proposed critics and session organizer, and why they werechosen

The committee anticipates a very limited number of these sessions, perhaps two.

Poster Presentation: Proposals for Poster Presentations should be in the form of a description of the research project to be presented. The description should not be longer than 2600 words and should include a description of its relation to issues in American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. The proposal should also include a brief summary of materials to be included in the visual display. Poster Presentations will be on display throughout the meeting, with presenters available in the display area for a designated time during the meeting. Presenters may provide accompanying papers for distribution in the display area.

Book/Article Discussion: Proposals should include a brief summary of the book or article to be discussed and its general relation to American philosophy or wider social and philosophical issues. Proposals should not exceed 1500 words. All accepted book/article discussions will be scheduled as round-table discussion breakfast sessions at the hotel restaurant.

If you have ideas for special sessions beyond the categories indicated in this CFP, please contact the Program Committee by June1.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY:

Michael Eldridge

mleldrid@uncc.edu (strongly recommended)

or meldridge@aya.yale.edu (if necessary in case there are problems with the UNCC address)

Or, if email submission is not possible: Michael Eldridge

Department of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28223

704-687-3318


OTHER CONTACTS

For all correspondence regarding the program content, contact the Program Co-Chairs:

Richard Hart

rsmithmill@aol.com

Bloomfield College

Gregory Pappas

goyo_pappas@sbcglobal.net

Philosophy, Texas A&M

Local Arrangements and Conference Host:

Daniel Conway

conway@philosophy.tamu.edu

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M

SAAP 2009 Graduate Student Session

CALL FOR PAPERS, GRADUATE SESSION


The Graduate Student Session at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, March 12-14, 2009, College Station, Texas; Texas A & M University
The Graduate Student Session at every SAAP conference is designed to highlight excellent graduate work in American Philosophy, and gives graduate students an opportunity to participate in the vigorous philosophical community the society offers.
Papers from all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.
Submission guidelines:
1) 3,000 word limit (please include a word count with submission)
2) 100 word abstract
3) Please prepare papers for BLIND REVIEW, with no identifying names or university affiliations mentioned in the paper.
4) Please indicate whether you have also submitted a paper in response to the standard SAAP call for papers. If your paper is accepted for presentation by way of the standard submission procedure, then you will be required to withdraw your submission to the graduate student session.
Submit papers electronically to ckeall@uoguelph.ca as an attached .doc or .rtf file. Please indicate that you are submitting a paper for the 2009 SAAP meeting in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2008.
Notification for acceptance will be sent out sometime in early December.
Limited travel funds are available for papers accepted to this session. Papers accepted to this session are not eligible for any of the SAAP prizes.
For more information on the conference or the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, visit the society's website at: http://american-philosophy.org or visit the conference page at: http://american-philosophy.org/events/annual_meeting.htm
Cherilyn Keall, University of Guelph, Graduate Session Organizer, SAAP
Email: ckeall@uoguelph.ca   


SAAP 2008 Conference

The 2008 SAAP annual meeing will be in Michigan at MSU, March 13-15, 2008.

The main conference website is here.

The conference program is here.

2008 Call for Papers (.doc, here) (html click here)

Submissions to:

Michael Eldridge mleldrid@uncc.edu

Or, if email submission is not possible:

Michael Eldridge, Department of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, 704-687-3318

Program Co-Chairs:

For all correspondence regarding the actual program:

John Lysaker, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1295; 541-346-5549; jlysaker@uoregon.edu

John Shook, Center for Inquiry Transnational, 3965 Rensch Road, Amherst, NY 14228; 716-636-4869 ext. 216; jshook@centerforinquiry.net

Local Arrangements and Conference Host:

Paul Thompson, Professor of Philosophy, W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University thomp649@msu.edu

SAAP 2008 Graduate Student Session

The Graduate Student Session at every SAAP conference is designed to highlight excellent graduate work in American Philosophy, and gives graduate students the opportunity to participate in the vigorous philosophical community the society offers.

Papers from all areas of American Philosophy are welcome, however, special consideration will be given to papers dealing with issues in the philosophy of education.

Submission guidelines:

1) 3,000 word limit (please include a word count with submission)

2) 100 word abstract

3) Please prepare papers for BLIND REVIEW, with no identifying names or university affiliations mentioned in the paper

Submit papers electronically to ckeall@uoguelph.ca as an attached .doc or .rtf file. Please indicate that you are submitting a paper for the 2008 SAAP meeting in the subject line of your email.

Deadline for submissions will be November 30, 2007

Notification for acceptance will be sent out shortly thereafter.
Limited travel funds are available for papers accepted to this session.

CONTACT: Cherilyn Keall; University of Guelph; Graduate Session Organizer, SAAP

Email: ckeall@uoguelph.ca


SAAP 2007

March 8th-10th
University of South Carolina,
Columbia, South Carolina

Conference Details

Conference program -- click here

Conference details -- click here

Local contact: Tom Burke burke@sc.edu

Co-Chairs, 2007 Program Committee:
Cynthia Gayman (Murray State University): cgayman@gmail.com
Mary Magada Ward (Middle Tennessee State University): mmagada@mtsu.edu

Call for Papers 2007 [now closed]

PLEASE NOTE: Persons submitting papers or proposals must be members in good standing of SAAP. This includes each member of a proposed panel.
To become a member, please visit the SAAP membership page (online payment is available).

There are three different formats available for the Call for Papers 2007 guidelines and contact information:

Graduate student Call for Papers, SAAP 2007 is here.

Awards and Prizes at the Annual Conference

There are now four awards and prizes given at the annual SAAP meeting.

  • Herbert Schneider Award
    This award recognizes a career-long achievement of "distinguished contributions to the understanding of American Philosophy."
    Herbert Schneider Award Recipients (.doc file)
  • Douglas Greenlee Prize
    This is awarded to the best paper presented at the annual meeting by either a graduate student or a person holding a Ph.D. for no more than five years. Eligible submitters should make explicit mention in their submission that they wish to be considered for the prize.
  • Ila and John Mellow Prize
    This award recognizes excellence in advancing the American philosophical tradition toward the resolution of current personal, social and political problems. The Ila and John Mellow Prize of $250 is offered to the person whose paper is judged to be the best in:
    • developing the treasure house of methods and ideas beyond the stage they are found in the classical works of American philosophy, or
    • relating these ideas and methods to contemporary issues with a view to enhancing our understanding of current problems or our ability to resolve them. The Prize is offered in the memory of Ila and John Mellow, parents of Shirley Mellow Lachs, whose sound common sense made them the embodiments of the practical philosophy of America, and is made possible through the generosity of John and Shirley Lachs.
  • Joseph L. Blau Prize
    This prize ($350) is offered to the author of the paper that makes the most significant contribution to the history of American Philosophy from colonial times to the recent present. The Blau Prize is made possible through the generosity of Professor Peter Hare.