The Pluralist

Editor: Roger Ward, Sunny Williams

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Current Volume: 16 (2021)
Issued three times per year (Sprint, Summer, and Fall)
ISSN: 1930-7365
eISSN: 1944-6489

About

Official Journal of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

The Pluralist is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the ends of philosophical thought and dialogue in all widely used philosophical methodologies, including non-Western methods and those of traditional cultures. The journal upholds the Socratic dictum of self-knowledge and the love of wisdom as the purpose of philosophy. It seeks to express philosophical insights and concerns humanely and with an eye to literary as well as philosophical excellence, but technical papers are welcome. The Pluralist is a forum for discussion of diverse philosophical standpoints and pluralism's merits. The Pluralist considers high-quality submissions on any philosophical topic written from any philosophical perspective. Articles that defend some type of pluralism, apply a pluralistic perspective to contemporary issues, or take a critical stance against pluralism are encouraged.

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.


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Editors

Roger Ward
Editor
Philosophy Department
Georgetown College
400 East College Street
30 Pawling Hall
Georgetown, KY 40324
Roger_Ward@georgetowncollege.edu

Sunny Williams
University of Texas at Dallas
Sunshine.Williams@UTDallas.edu

Aaron P. Shepherd
Book Review Editor
Department of Philosophy
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lowell, MA 01854
Aaron_Shepherd@uml.edu

Editorial Board

Douglas Anderson
University of North Texas

Richard Beauchamp
Christopher Newport University

Richard J. Bernstein
New School University

Nancy Cartwright
University of California, San Diego and London
School of Economics

John B. Cobb, Jr.
Claremont Graduate University

Ralph D. Ellis
Clark Atlanta University

Nancy Frankenberry
Dartmouth College

Pete A. Y. Gunter
University of North Texas

Richard E. Hart
Bloomfield College

Hans Joas
University of Chicago & Universität Erfurt

Will Kymlicka
Queen’s University

John Lachs
Vanderbilt University

Lorraine Landry
Oklahoma State University

James McLachlan
Western Carolina University

Sandra D. Mitchell
University of Pittsburgh

Robert C. Neville
Boston University

Lucius Outlaw
Vanderbilt University

Richard Prust
St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Eric Reitan
Oklahoma State University

Nicholas Rescher
University of Pittsburgh

Michael Slote
University of Miami

Kenneth Stikkers
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Mark Timmons
University of Arizona

Donald Philip Verene
Emory University


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Submissions

The Pluralist

Call for Papers: A Special Issue on the COVID-19 Pandemic


We invite essays of up to 2000 words exploring the philosophical and reflective lives of our membership during the time of uncertainty and challenge due to the pandemic of COVID-19. These essays will be collected in a special issue of The Pluralist. Suggested themes or topics include: the books, authors, or ideas that provided a reflective respite; the issues or questions attending the pandemic with new force; what prospects for the broader community appear more imperative, possible, or impossible?

Essays will be submitted by email to Roger_Ward@georgetowncollege.edu. Essays must conform to the MLA 8 style guide. For this issue submissions will include author names and will be approved at the discretion of the Editor in order to expedite the process.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.

Submission of a manuscript to The Pluralist is understood to imply that the paper is original, it has not already been published in whole or in substantial part elsewhere, and is not currently under consideration by any other journal. Article lengths of 6,000 to 12,000 words are preferred, although longer papers will be considered. Discussion pieces, essay-length reviews, and book reviews may also be submitted. Before submitting a review, please contact Roger Ward, Editor.

A submission must omit self-identifying information to allow for double-blind review. An abstract of 100 words should be placed at the start of the paper. Citations should follow the MLA Handbook, 8th edition. No auto-formatting of notes should be used; all notes will be endnotes listed in numerical order at the end as part of the regular text. All text, including notes and extracted material (quotations, formulae), must be in 12-pt font and double-spaced. All pages must be numbered and have margins of at least one inch on all sides.

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Articles should be submitted electronically to the Pluralist online manuscript submission system. This secure, personalized resource will allow you to track your manuscript through each step of the submission, review, and acceptance process. To begin, click here to set up your personal account and upload your submission. Your transmitted material will be reviewed as soon as possible.

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Articles accepted for publication will be adjusted by editors to conform to University of Illinois Press formatting and returned to authors for proofreading. Upon publication, authors receive one copy of that issue of The Pluralist.

Featured Articles



Jazz and Philosophical Contrapunteo: Philosophies of La Vida in the Americas on Behalf of Radical Democracy
Gregory Fernando Pappas
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.1.0001
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/784085

Transformative Hospitality: A Pragmatist-Feminist Perspective of Radical Welcome as Resistance
Tess Varner
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.1.0041
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/784087

Spirits and the Limits of Pragmatism: A Response to "Against Discursive Colonialism"
Scott L. Pratt
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.1.0075
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/784090

Introduction to the Symposium
Kevin J. Harrelson
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0001

Penning Dissent: The Methodological and Historiographic Motivations behind the Writing of Another white Man's Burden
Tommy J. Curry
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0010

The Good Royce and the Bad Royce, Or, Is Saving Royce from Himself Worth It?
Dwayne A. Tunstall
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0022

Personal Reflections on Studying Royce after Curry
Daniel J. Brunson
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0030

White Imagination in Search of a Canon
Kevin J. Harrelson
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0039

Is Royce's Philosophy of Loyalty Another white Man's Burden?
Myron Moses Jackson
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0059

Hayti Was the Measure: Anti-Black Racism and the Echoes of Empire in Josiah Royce's Philosophy of Loyalty
Tommy J. Curry
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0073

Some Comments on Roger Ward's Peirce and Religion
Michael L. Raposa
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0105

Ward's Teleological Suspension of Philosophy in Peirce and Religion
Dwayne A. Tunstall
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0114

For Love of the Game: Pragmatism and the Right to Play with Heterodoxy
Benjamin J. Chicka
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0118

Response to Tunstall, Chicka, and Raposa
Roger Ward
https://doi.org/10.5406/pluralist.16.2.0127