SAAP 2017 44th ANNUAL MEETING: Birmingham, AL; March 16-18, 2017; Call for papers is here.

2016 Summer Institute will be 11-16 July in Eugene, OR. Initial details (more to come) are here.

2016 Richard Rorty Society inaugural meeting, 8-10 September. "Crossing Boundaries: Rorty?s Promise" to be held at Hamilton College (Clinton, New York)  Keynote Speakers TBA. Details are here.

2015 Summer Institute in American Philosophy took place June 8-13, 2015 at the University College Dublin. The final program is here.

New list of places to study pragmatism and American Philosophy is now online here.

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Recent Conference: SAAP 2011 was held in Spokane, Washington, March 10-12, 2011.

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.

SAAP Bylaws posted.


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SAAP 2017 44th ANNUAL MEETING: Birmingham, AL; March 16-18, 2017; Call for papers is here.

Last year's 2016 program can still be found here.


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.

Connect... graduate programs in philosophy with opportunities for coursework and degrees on American philosophy. See our resources page, here.

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