Thursday, July 12, 2012

CFP: SAAP at the Pacific APA

Call for Papers

2013 American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting Westin
Saint Francis, San Francisco, California The Society for the Advancement of
American
Philosophy is scheduled to have a session at the 2013 American Philosophical
Association, Pacific Division meeting (March 27-30, 2013). The date
and time of
the session are TBA, but group sessions are always scheduled in
the Evenings.

Theme: The publication of John Dewey¹s *Unmodern Philosophy and
Modern Philosophy* this year provides scholars of American pragmatism
and naturalism the unusual opportunity of re-evaluating Dewey¹s corpus
from the perspective of a work believed lost. Philip Deen of Wellesley
College, who assembled and edited various
manuscripts from the 1940s to reconstruct the lost work, believes
that Unmodern Philosophy was to be Dewey¹s philosophical interpretation of
the history of Western man,² and as such, the project differs substantively
from Dewey¹s other mature monographs, from Experience and Nature to Knowing
and the Known.

Completed papers or paper proposals that address Unmodern Philosophy,
situating it against Dewey¹s epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, or history
of philosophy are sought. Comparative works that treat the text against
other philosophical histories, or that interrogate Dewey¹s arguments in
Unmodern Philosophy from related perspectives or themes in American
philosophy may also be tendered. Submissions from graduate students are
welcome.

Submission Guidelines: E-mail paper proposals or completed papers to Kevin
S. Decker at kdecker@ewu.edu by September 10, 2012. Paper proposal
submissions should be between 500-800 words in length. The word limit for
a completed paper submission is 3500 words. If you decide to include your
submission as an e-mail attachment, please send it in one of the following
formats: .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file. All submitters will be notified of
their submission status via e-mail by September 20, 2012.

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