Gregory Fernando Pappas is a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A & M University.  He is currently a Senior Fellow at Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America.  Pappas works within the American Pragmatist and Latin American traditions in ethics and social-political philosophy.  He is the author of numerous articles on the philosophy of William James, John Dewey, and Luis Villoro.

In 2018 Prof. Pappas was Distinguished Research Fellow for the Latino Research Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin.  Pappas works within the American Pragmatist and Latin American traditions in ethics and social-political philosophy.  He is the author of numerous articles on the philosophy of William James, John Dewey, and Luis Villoro.  He is the author of John Dewey’s Ethics: Democracy as Experience and Pragmatism in the Americas.  Dr. Pappas has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the William James and the Latin American Thought prizes by the American Philosophical Association, and the Mellow Prize by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.  He is the editor-in-chief of The Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, which is the first online journal devoted to inter-American philosophy with an inter-American editorial board that includes prominent philosophers from the Americas.  He was a Fulbright scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year in Argentina and president of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

Prof. Pappas is the author of John Dewey’s Ethics: Democracy as Experience and Pragmatism in the Americas.  Dr. Pappas has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the William James and the Latin American Thought prizes by the American Philosophical Association, and the Mellow Prize by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.  He is the editor-in-chief of The Inter-American Journal of Philosophy, which is the first online journal devoted to inter-American philosophy with an inter-American editorial board that includes prominent philosophers from the Americas.  He was a Fulbright scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year in Argentina was recently President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.  He has also written music liner notes for some classic music recordings in the Salsa and Jazz genres.

Dr. Pappas' current research project is developing “An Inter-American Approach to the Problems of Injustice” . He is working on a book length manuscript on how we should approach problems of injustice drawing on the insights of American Pragmatism (e.g. Jane Addams, John Dewey), Latin American philosophers (e.g. Luis Villoro, Paulo Freire), and community-based participatory research.

Books

"This book holds real promise for awakening North American philosophers to the enormous breadth of Spanish-language Pragmatist philosophy. This is one of the best contributions to the advancement of American philosophy in a long time." — David O'Hara, Augustana College

"The definitive resource on 'American' philosophy in a full sense. The essays explain the multiple reasons philosophy more than ever needs this tradition in order to resuscitate its crisis-ridden methodology and its standing in the public domain." —Linda Alcoff, Hunter College, CUNY
"Gregory Pappas gives us a Dewey whose emphasis on the qualitative aspects of experience has the power to greatly enrich contemporary debates about ethics and democracy. . . . This well organized and carefully argued work will surely take its place among the most influential studies of Dewey's philosophy." —Larry Hickman, The Center for Dewey Studies

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