Gregory Fernando Pappas



Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Texas A & M University
College Station, Texas




PhD Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, August 1990.
MA Philosophy (Honors), University of Wyoming, May 1983.
BA Philosophy (cum laude), Minor in Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, 1981.

Teaching and Research Areas:
Areas of Specialization: American Philosophy (especially John Dewey and Willliam James), Ethics, Latin American Philosophy.
Areas of Competence: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Technology, History of Philosophy, Socio-Political Theory.


Pragmatism and the Hispanic World (editor, Fordham University Press, work in progress).
John Dewey's Ethics: Democracy as Experience (Book) Indiana University Press (forthcoming).
"John Dewey and the 'Deliberative Turn' in Political Theory," in Southwest Philosophical Studies (forthcoming)
"Why are Hispanic philosophers Marginalized in the American Philosophical Community?" in Critical Perspectives on the Profession of Philosophy: Latin-American and African-American Voices (SUNY Press, ed. George Yancy, forthcoming).
"El Punto de Partida de la Filosofía en Risieri Frondizi y el Pragmatismo" in Anuario Filosófico 2007, v. 40, n. 2 (Spain)
"El Desafio Norteamericano: La Tension entre los Valores del Mundo Anglosajon y del Hispano" La Torre Del Virrey (Junio de 2007) (Spain)
"Dewey's Ethics" entry for the Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, Routledge, 2007.
"The American Challenge: the Tension between the Values of the Anglo and the Hispanic World", 2006 APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy
"Pragmatism as a Philosophy of Education in the Hispanic World: A Response" (co-written with Jim Garrison) Studies in Philosophy and Education, Vol. 24, No.6 (November 2005), pp.515-529.
"Dewey's Metaphysics: A Response to Richard Gale" (co-written with Bill Myers) Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Volume XL, No. 4, Fall, 2005.
"Frondizi, Risieri (1910-1983)" entry in Dictionary of Modern Philosophers 1860-1960 (London: Thoemmes Press, 2005).
"Douglas Browning," entry for the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, John R. Shook, editor. Continuum International Publishing, July, 2005.
"The Role of the Philosopher in the Pragmatic Approach to Racism" in Pragmatism and the Problems of Race edited by Donald Koch, Indiana University Press (2004).
"John Dewey: El Filosofo de la Globalizacion Radical" in La Relevancia y Vitalidad del Pragmatismo en la Filosofia Contemporanea, edited by Jose Miguel Esteban (Mexico, forthcoming).
"New Directions and Uses of John Dewey's Ethics" in In Dewey's Wake: Unfinished Work of Pragmatic Reconstruction edited by William Gavin, SUNY Press (2002).
"Dewey's Philosophical Approach to Racial Prejudice" in Traditional Philosophers on Race edited by Tommy Lott and Julie Ward, Oxford University Press (2002).
"John Dewey, Latina Lesbians and the Quest for Purity," Journal of Speculative Philosophy , volume 15, issue 2, 2001 pp.152 161.
"Jorge Gracia's Philosophical Perspective on Hispanic Identity" in Philosophy and Social Criticism volume 27, no 2, 2001, pp.20 28.
"The Reception and Function of John Dewey's Philosophy in Latin America" in Memorias del XIV Congreso Interamericano de Filosofía, proceedings of XIV Interamerican Congress of Philosophy Published by Asociacion Filosofica de Mexico (August 1999).
"Montmarquet on Epistemic Blameworthiness" forthcoming in Unity in Epistemology, proceedings of conference as a volume in Paul Moser's Rowman and Littlefield series, edited by Peter Hare.
"Dewey's Ethics: Morality as Experience," in Reading Dewey: Interpretive Essays for a Post Modern Generation (1998, Indiana University Press, edited by Larry Hickman): pp.100 123.
"The Latino Character of American Pragmatism," in Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy vol. xxxix 1998: pp. 93 112.
"To Be or to Do: Dewey and the Great Divide in Ethics," in History of Philosophy Quarterly 14 (October 1997): pp.447 72.
"Dewey's Moral Theory: Experience As Method," in Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society 33 (Summer 1997): pp.520 56.
"Peirce Y Ortega: Sobre las Creencias Fundamentales", in Anuario Filosofico (University of Navarra, Spain) vol. XXIX/3 1996 pp. 1225 1238.
"Openmindedness and Courage: the Virtues of the Pragmatist Ideal Believer," Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society Vol. XXXII, No.2 (Spring 1996) pp.316 335.
"Dewey's Philosophical Approach to Racial Prejudice," Social Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Journal in Social Philosophy Vol.22, No.1(Spring 1996) pp.47 66.
"A Reexamination of Browning's view of experience" Proceedings of Conference in Honor of Douglas Browning March 1995 in The Journal of the Southwestern Philosophical Society (supplement) pp. 97 108.
"William James Virtuous Believer" Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy Winter, 1994, Vol. XXX, No.1 pp.77 110.
Dewey and Feminism: The Affective and Relationships in Dewey's Ethics" Hypatia vol.8, no.2 (Spring 1993), pp. 78 95.
"William James and The Logic of Faith" Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy Fall 1992, Vol. XXVIII, No.4, pp.781 808.


Latin American Thought Prize (best philosophical essay in Latin American thought) by the American Philosophical Association, 2005.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Council, Sept 1991‑May 1992.

The William James Prize (for best paper in American Philosophy by a junior faculty) APA Eastern Division, Dec 1990.

Editorial positions and Membership:
*Editorial Board of the Journal of Speculative Philosophy
*Advisory Board of The Cybrary of Pragmatism.
*Executive Committee: Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP)
*Program Committee: Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP)
*APA Committee on Hispanics
*Hispanic Research Program (TAMU)
*Society for Iberian and Latin America Thought
*Southwestern Association for Latin American Philosophy