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Call for Proposals

This Group particularly solicits papers on the following themes:

  • Josiah Royce

  • Thorsten Veblen

  • Peirce’s and Dewey’s John Hopkins connections

  • Pragmatism and nationalism

  • Pragmatism and pacifism

  • Pragmatism, pluralism, and freedom

  • Pragmatism, the cultivation of virtues, and norms

As always, we welcome any other good individual paper, papers session, or roundtable proposal that comes our way, even if not specifically listed.

Mission

Our mission is to foster the advancement and understanding of the pragmatic and empiricist traditions in American religious thought, as well as the intersections of those traditions with other methodologies, intellectual figures, artistic movements, communities, and issues. This Group is concerned with critically interrogating, evaluating, and developing the insights and relevance of the pragmatic and empiricist traditions of American thought, broadly construed, for the study of religion and theology, with attention both to the historical interpretation of ideas and contemporary developments within this critical sphere of philosophical and theological reflection. Recent areas of interest include pragmatism and democracy, the continued relevance of empiricism to the revival of pragmatism, multidisciplinary aspects of the tradition (intersections with other fields of inquiry), overlaps with cultural criticism and analyses of gender and race, and the application of pragmatic and empiricist analyses to contemporary problems.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.

Questions?

Beth Eddy
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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William David Hart
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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Method of Submission

 

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