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Gregory Pappas

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  • (979) 862-2212
  • YMCA 413
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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 1990


Dr. Pappas is the Associate Professor of Latino/a and Mexican American Studies and he specializes on the Latin American philosophy and Pragmatist traditions in ethics and social political philosophy, especially philosophers in the Americas that centered their thought on lived experience (“la vida”) and radical democracy. He has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the William James and Latin American Thought prizes by the American Philosophical Association, among many other distinctions. Currently he is Senior Scholar @ Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America. He has published widely in Latin American philosophy and American Pragmatism, including editing the book Pragmatism in the Americas (Fordham University Press, 2011), and authoring John Dewey’s Ethics: Democracy as Experience (Indiana University Press, 2008).

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

Research Interests

  • Pragmatism (Dewey, James)
  • Latin American Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Socio-Political Theory

Office Hours

TR 1:00-2:00, by appointment