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


2015 Program


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 War," from 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 of Addams.)
Discussion leader: Marilyn Fischer, University of Dayton. Email 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 of Korsgaard's 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.


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