March 23 2017
Dr. Corey McCall, Associate Professor of Philosophy, recently presented his paper titled, "Baldwin, Dewey, and Forgetting of History" as part of the panel "Against Innocence: James Baldwin and the Weight of History."
The panel took place during the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), March 16-18 in Birmingham, Alabama.
In his paper, Dr. McCall argued that there are important parallels between Dewey's conception of philosophy as a quest for certainty and white America's quest for security as an escape from reality, though he concludes that Dewey failed to adequately grasp the importance of race in his conception of history.
According to their website, SAAP exists to advance American philosophy by promoting interest and research in its history, encouraging original and creative work in its spirit, and providing forums for the exchange of information and ideas.