of The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy


Fifteenth Annual Meeting

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indianapolis, Indiana USA


21–22 September 2013

Saturday Afternoon and Sunday Morning


2013 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 21

1:00 PM–2:15 PM:          "To Regain the Scent for the Wilderness of Essence: Santayana's Fantastic Lesson"

Lucio Privitello, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey



2:30 PM–3:45 PM:          "Rorty and Santayana on Philosophy"

James Seaton, Michigan State University



3:45 PM: Refreshment Break


4:15 PM–5:45 PM:          Key Texts Session: "Philosophical Heresy" (1915), "Normal Madness" (1925), and "Preface to Realms of Being" (1927), by George Santayana

                                          Discussant: Michael Brodrick, Miami University


5:45 PM–Business Meeting


7:00 PM: Dinner


Sunday, September 22

9:30 AM–10:45 AM:       "Toward a Practice of Stoic Pragmatism"

Steven Miller, Southern Illinois University Carbondale



11:00 AM–12:15 PM:      "We Liberal, Ironic Hypocrites:  Situating Rorty in the History of American Democratic Thought"
Kenneth Stikkers, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


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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