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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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.
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Jazz and Philosophical Contrapunteo: Philosophies of La Vida in the Americas on Behalf of Radical Democracy
Gregory Fernando Pappas
Transformative Hospitality: A Pragmatist-Feminist Perspective of Radical Welcome as Resistance
Spirits and the Limits of Pragmatism: A Response to "Against Discursive Colonialism"
Scott L. Pratt
Introduction to the Symposium
Kevin J. Harrelson
Penning Dissent: The Methodological and Historiographic Motivations behind the Writing of Another white Man's Burden
Tommy J. Curry
The Good Royce and the Bad Royce, Or, Is Saving Royce from Himself Worth It?
Dwayne A. Tunstall
Personal Reflections on Studying Royce after Curry
Daniel J. Brunson
White Imagination in Search of a Canon
Kevin J. Harrelson
Is Royce's Philosophy of Loyalty Another white Man's Burden?
Myron Moses Jackson
Hayti Was the Measure: Anti-Black Racism and the Echoes of Empire in Josiah Royce's Philosophy of Loyalty
Tommy J. Curry
Some Comments on Roger Ward's Peirce and Religion
Michael L. Raposa
Ward's Teleological Suspension of Philosophy in Peirce and Religion
Dwayne A. Tunstall
For Love of the Game: Pragmatism and the Right to Play with Heterodoxy
Benjamin J. Chicka
Response to Tunstall, Chicka, and Raposa