Gregory Fernando Pappas is a Distinguished Research Fellow for the Latino Research Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Philosophy at Texas A & M University. 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 is currently vice-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.
"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
Centrality of Dewey’s Lectures in China to his Socio-Political Philosophy
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol. 53, No. 1 (2017)
The Latino Character of American Pragmatism
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Winter, 1998), pp. 93-112
What would John Dewey say about Deliberative Democracy and Democratic Experimentalism
Contemporary Pragmatism, Vol. 9, No. 2 (December 2012), 57 – 74.
The Limitations and Dangers of Decolonial Philosophies: Lessons from Zapatista Luis Villoro
Radical Philosophy Review (March 21, 2017)