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Gregory Pappas

Dr. Gregory Pappas
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  • YMCA 413
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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 1990


Gregory Fernando Pappas is a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A & M University.  He is currently a National Humanities Center Fellow (for 2021-2022) and was a Senior Fellow at Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (for 2019-2020).  Pappas works within the Latinx, American Pragmatist, and Latin American traditions in ethics and social-political philosophy.  He is the author of numerous articles on the philosophy of 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.  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.

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), Latinx and Latin American philosophers (e.g. Luis Villoro, Paulo Freire, Maria Lugones), and community-based participatory research.

Interview with Newspaper El Comercio, Lima, Peru (PDF local copy)
Lecture at Ethics in The Americas Conference

Research Interests

  • Latin American Philosophy
  • American Pragmatism
  • Socio-Political Theory
  • Ethical Theory

Spring 2024 Course Schedule

  • PHIL 415.900 – American Philosophy. T, TH – 2:20-3:35 p.m. – YMCA 113
  • PHIL 632.601 – Social & Political Philosophy. T, TH – 9:35-10:50 a.m. – YMCA 401

Office Hours

TR 1:00-2:00, by appointment