of The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indianapolis, Indiana USA



The Midwest Pragmatist Study Group meets annually to promote interaction among scholars and students interested in classical American philosophy and contemporary pragmatism broadly conceived. Papers on any aspect of American and pragmatist philosophy are welcome.


The annual meetings do not have themes or special topics. However, each year one session is devoted to analysis and discussion of a significant text in American philosophy.


Reading time for submitted papers should be around 30 to 45 minutes. Each session runs 90 minutes leaving time for plenty of discussion. Works in progress are particularly encouraged including manuscript or dissertation chapters.


There is no registration fee or formal registration. Interested persons from any field and students and faculty from any discipline are invited to participate. The meetings are small and friendly, and the sessions emphasize collegial conversation and helpful criticism.


The Hans Seigfried Student Travel Fund will provide $50 to any student presenting a paper. The fund honors the memory of Professor Seigfried by encouraging new participants in the study group he founded. If you are a student, please indicate that in a message accompanying your submission.


Please submit a draft or a complete paper, suitable for blind review, as an email attachment (MS Word .doc or Adobe .pdf files are preferred) to the chair of the local arrangements committee for forwarding to the program committee:


Email Martin Coleman

Institute for American Thought


902 W. New York St, ES0010

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Local Arrangements