/ CFP: 2020 SAAP Graduate Student Session

CFP: 2020 SAAP Graduate Student Session

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 

47th Annual Meeting 

City of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 

March 5-7, 2020 

Graduate Student Session (travel funding available) 

Graduate students are invited to submit papers for the 47th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, to be held in the City of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The central theme of the conference is Inter-American Philosophy. While papers and proposals in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome, some preference will be given to papers and proposals examining representative topics such as: 

  • Past, present and possible future philosophical connections between philosophers and philosophic traditions in different parts of the Americas, especially with the Classical American philosophical traditions. 
  • North American and Latin American Philosophy: explorations of the mutual influence of philosophy done in the north and the south or fruitful comparisons of the philosophical insights of prominent philosophers on both sides of the continent, including Latinx and indigenous thought. 
  • Examination and elaboration of the important contributions of philosophers in the Americas (e.g., Pragmatism, Mexican Existentialism) to past and present problems in the Analytic and Continental traditions. 
  • Philosophers on the common ideals and common socio-political problems of the Americas. For example: 
    • Democracy and decolonialism, its nature, prospects and challenges in the Americas;
    • How philosophy can contribute to the amelioration of the common problems of North and South America. 
  • Philosophical ideas and debates about the identity of the Americas in relation to other nations, regions, and cultures. 
  • Philosophy of technology and science in the Americas, environmental practices and movements throughout the Americas, and Philosophy of Education (including philosophy for children) in and throughout the Americas. 

Graduate Student Funding: SAAP is encouraging graduate student participation at next year’s meeting. To that end, SAAP has agreed to pay for lodging (up to four nights) for any graduate student who attends the meeting and is willing to stay in the dorm. Further, for graduate students who have papers accepted for the program, SAAP will still cover the standard 70-80% of other un-reimbursed expenses, plus registration and banquet. Please Contact Bill Myers, SAAP Treasurer, for more information, Deadline for submissions: is January 1, 2020. 

Please submit your paper or proposal following the guidelines below: 

  • Priority will be given to full paper submissions, no longer than 3000 words. Longer papers will not be considered. These submissions must include a 100-150 word abstract.
  • Extended Abstracts Submissions of at least 750 words will be considered 

All submissions must be e-mailed to: or with the following 2 attachments: 

1. Document with Author’s Name, Email, Title of their Paper, Abstract (if submitting full paper), and Keywords with file name: “SAAP 2020 Graduate Student Session” 

2. Document with paper or extended abstract prepared for anonymous review (please do not include any information about your submission itself in the body of the e-mail). 

Confirmation: All persons making submissions will receive confirmation of receipt of their submission within 48 hours. If you have not received notification regarding the decision about your submission by January 10, please contact the session organizers. Please note that multiple submissions will not be accepted and that persons participating in invited sessions or on the main program may not submit to the graduate student panel. 

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. 

For all correspondence regarding the graduate panel, contact the session organizers, Margaret Newton at or Daniel Westbrook at