Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Department of Philosophy, Professor
University of Oregon

“Indigenous Ontologies and the Moral Universe”
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 • 12:00p

Scott Pratt’s research explores the historical development of American philosophy, and contemporary issues in America including indigenous agency, feminist pragmatism, race theory, environmentalism, and pluralism. He is author of numerous scholarly articles, including “Indigenous Agencies and the Pluralism of Empire” (Philosophical Topics, 2015); “American Power: Mary Parker Follett and Michel Foucault” (Foucault Studies,  2011); “The Politics of Disjunction” (Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 2010); “Opera as Experience” (Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2009); “The Experience of Pluralism” (Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2007); “Wounded Knee and the Prospect of Pluralism” (Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2005); “Jane Addams: Patriotism in Time of War” (Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 2004); “Rebuilding Babylon: The Pluralism of Lydia Maria Child” (Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 2004); and “The Given Land: Black Hawk’s Conception of Place” (Philosophy and Geography, 2001).

Pratt is also co-author of American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present (with Erin McKenna, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), and author of two mongraphs, Logic: Inquiry, Argument, and Order (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and Native Pragmatism: Rethinking the Roots of American Philosophy (Indiana Univ. Press, 2002). Pratt is also co-editor of many volumes, including Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problems (by Josiah Royce, co-edited with Shannon Sullivan,  Fordham Univ. Press, 2009); Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life (with Erin McKenna, Open Court Pub., 2009); The Philosophical Writings of Cadwallader Colden (with John Ryder,  Humanity Books, 2002); and American Philosophies: An Anthology (with Leonard Harris and Anne Waters,  Blackwell Pub., 2002). Pratt is also faculty in the Native American Studies, Education Studies, and Environmental Studies Programs, as well as a Steering Committee member of the Center for Environmental Futures, and affiliated faculty in the Center for the Study of Women in Society. He currently President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.