THE MIDWEST PRAGMATIST STUDY GROUP
of The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
Seventeenth Annual Meeting
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
26–27 September 2015
Saturday Afternoon and Sunday Morning
All sessions meet in
Cavanaugh Hall, Room 508
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
No fee, no registration, open to the public
Saturday, September 26, 2015
1:00 PM–2:15 PM: "Revisiting
Black Nationalism and Separatism: Recreating the Goal of Integration"
theme – The role of black nationalism and separatism in integration and the reformation of white ideology,
Emily Humbert, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
2:30 PM–3:45 PM: "Addams's Theme and Variations
on Sympathy and the Primitive"
theme – social healing through extending the sympathetic instinct
Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton, Ohio
3:45 PM: Refreshment Break
4:15 PM–5:45 PM: Key
Text Session: Jane Addams, "Personal Reactions during
Peace and Bread in Time of War (1922), theme – The ability
to hold out against mass suggestion, to honestly differ from the convictions
and enthusiasms of one's best friends depends upon the
categorical belief that a man's primary allegiance is to his
vision of the truth and that he is under obligation to affirm it. (A paraphrase
Discussion leader: Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the text.
5:45 PM: Business Meeting
6:30 PM: Dinner
Sunday, September 27, 2015
9:30 AM–10:45 AM: "Robert
Talisse and the Alleged 'Farewell'
to Deweyan Democracy"
theme – a defense of Deweyan democracy,
Wesley Dempster, Bowling Green University, Ohio
11:00 AM–12:15 PM: "Ideal
Influence as Normative Sources: A Peircean Assessment
Theory of Self-Constitution"
theme – human agency,
Franseco Poganni, Pennsylvania State University
Support for this meeting of the Midwest Pragmatist Study Group comes from the Institute for American Thought, the Santayana Edition, the Department of Philosophy, and the American Studies Program in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.