JULY 8-13, 2019
SUMMER INSTITUTE IN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
American Philosophy and Empire
The Summer Institute in American Philosophy is designed for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in philosophy and other disciplines interested in Pragmatism and American philosophy.
Keynote Speaker: Alexander Livingston, Ph.D.
Alexander Livingston is Associate Professor of Government and a fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. He is the author of Damn Great Empires! William James and the Politics of Pragmatism (Oxford University Press, 2016), as well as numerous articles and chapters on democracy, race, religion, and American political thought and philosophy. His work has appeared in American Political Science Review, Political Theory, Journal of Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, Theory & Event, Humanity, Contemporary Pragmatism, and Philosophy and Rhetoric, as well as numerous edited volumes including most recently A Political Companion to W.E.B. Du Bois. He is currently writing a book on the genealogy of civil disobedience and the politics of nonviolence in the long civil rights movement.
He will give two addresses on his current work: “What’s Love Got to Do with It? India, Jim Crow, and the Political Theology of Civil Disobedience” and “Reconstructing King: How the Philosophy of Civil Disobedience Replaced the Politics of Nonviolence”
This year’s institute will also feature plenary sessions on the work of Jane Addams and Empire; Indigeneity, Race, Pragmatism and Empire; Islamic Philosophy, and Latina Feminism.
2019 Summer Institute Flyer