John J. Stuhr
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies, and Department Chair
Department of Philosophy
561 S. Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1976
Research: social theory and political philosophy, ethics, pragmatism and American philosophy, 19th and 20th century European philosophy, philosophy and contemporary culture.
Selected Publications: Author of Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and the Future of Philosophy (Routledge, 2003); Genealogical Pragmatism: Philosophy, Experience, and Community (SUNY, 1997); John Dewey (Carmichael and Carmichael, 1991). Editor of 100 Years of Pragmatism: William James's 'Epoch-Making' Philosophy (Indiana, forthcoming, 2009); Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy (Oxford, 2nd ed. 2000); Philosophy and the Reconstruction of Culture (SUNY, 1993).
American Philosophy series General Editor (Indiana); American and European Philosophy series Co-Editor (with Charles E. Scott) (Penn State); Managing Editor and Co-Editor (with Vincent M. Colapietro), The Journal of Speculative Philosophy; Director, American Philosophies Forum.
Fellowships and Honors: Outstanding Faculty Member, Lotus Eaters Honor Society/Pi Beta Phi, Vanderbilt University (2007); President, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (2004-06); Visiting Scholar, Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University (2006); Director, “Contested Values and Moral Reasoning in International Affairs,” Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (2004); Co-Director (with Richard Shusterman), NEH Summer Seminar on Art, Politics, and American Culture and Pragmatism, National Endowment for the Humanities (2001); Visiting Research Fellow; Centre Michel Foucault (IMES), Paris, France (1994); Director, Western Humanities Conference (1990-93); Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Lenningrad State University (1991); Founding Steering Committee, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (1988-1994); Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Fellow, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (1988); Fulbright Fellow, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany (1984); Greenlee Prize, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (1981); President, Northwest Philosophy Conference (1981).
Current Projects include books on forgiveness and the unforgivable, pragmatism and philosophical criticism, and American philosophy, and a research project with the Kettering Foundation on media, public good, and democracy.