2018 SAAP ANNUAL MEETING will be March 8-10 in Indianapolis, IN. 

The 2018 SAAP Program is online here.

The full PDF of the CFP is here.


#1: Go Green Airport Shuttle: runs from the airport to downtown. Stop 4 is nearest to the Crowne Plaza Hotel; the stop is about half a block away at the Omni Severin Hotel.

The fare is $10 (no cash).

#2: IndyGo city bus, the number 8, that runs downtown from the airport. It is less expensive but takes about 45 minutes and requires about a half mile walk to the hotel from the stop at Illinois and Ohio.

Further details on main web page.

2018 Summer Institute is 9-14 July in Dayton, OH. A Call for Proposals and complete details is online at The summer institute welcomes papers and works-in-progress on American philosophy broadly construed. The deadline for submissions is March 30, 2018. For complete details on submissions see our website:

2017 Summer Institute was 10-15 July in Eugene, OR.  The website can be found at:

SAAP Statement on the Presidential Inauguration

SAAP 2017 44th ANNUAL MEETING: Birmingham, AL; March 16-18, 2017 Online registration is live! Here is your one stop place for making reservations, registering, etc.

2016 Richard Rorty Society inaugural meeting, 8-10 September. "Crossing Boundaries: Rorty's Promise" to be held at Hamilton College (Clinton, New York)  Keynote Speakers TBA. Details are here.

2015 Summer Institute in American Philosophy took place June 8-13, 2015 at the University College Dublin. The final program is here.

New list of places to study pragmatism and American Philosophy is now online here.

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The Pluralist is the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. In addition to research articles, The Pluralist also includes highlights from the SAAP annual meeting, Presidential addresses, Founders' addresses, and other Society-related information.Pluralist website is here. (12 Oct. 2009)

Recent losses:

Jo Ann Boydston, obituary is here.

Richard Robin, obituary is here.

Michael Eldridge, obituary and Memorial Fund

Audio and Video on Obama as pragmatist are now online, here, under Audio/Video Resources.

Remembering Peter Hare: a tribute can be downloaded, here.

Angus Carmichael Kerr-Lawson, 1932-2011; profile, here.

SAAP Bylaws posted.


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SAAP 2018 45th ANNUAL MEETING: Indianapolis, IN; March 8-10, 2018 

Online registration is live! Click here for your one stop place for making reservations, registering, etc.

The 2018 SAAP Program is online here.

Hotel information is here.


Richard Bernstein talk about the roots of pragmatism at Beloit College.

Connect... graduate programs in philosophy with opportunities for coursework and degrees on American philosophy. See our resources page, here.

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