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Charlene Haddock Seigfried

Charlene Haddock Seigfried

Professor // Philosophy
Emeriti Faculty

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Phd, Loyola University


American Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Selected Publications


Feminist Interpretations of John Dewey. Ed., Re-Reading the Canon series, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.Pragmatism and Feminism: Reweaving the Social Fabric.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1996.William James's Radical Reconstruction of Philosophy.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1990.

Book Chapters

"The Courage of One's Convictions or the Conviction of One's Courage?  Jane Addam's Principled Compromises,"  Jane Addams and the Practice of Democracy.  Ed. Marilyn Fischer, Carol Nackenoff, and Wendy Chmielewski.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009, pp. 40-62.“Thinking Desire: Taking Perspectives Seriously.”  In Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey: Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Jim Garrison, 137-155. SUNY Press, 2008.“The Dilemma of Democracy:  Diversity of Interests and Common Experiences.”  In Renascent Pragmatism:  Studies  in Law and Social Science, ed. Alfonso Morales, 31-48.  Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 2003.


"A Pragmatist Response to Death:  Jane Addams on the Permanent and the Transient," JSP, 21:2(2007): 133-141.“The Dangers of Unilateralism,” Special issue on Feminist Perspectives on Peace and War: Before and After 9-11, NWSA Journal, 18:3 (Fall, 2006): 20-32."Is James Still Too Radical for Pragmatic Recognition?", William James Studies, 1:1(2006).“Ghosts Walking Underground: Dewey’s Vanishing Metaphysics,” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 40:1(Winter, 2004): 1-29.“Has Passion a Place in Philosophy?” in Hugh McCann and Robert Audi, eds., APA Centennial volume, 2003,  Journal of Philosophical Research (2003): 35-54.

Selected Honors

Herbert W. Schneider Award, 2009. 'For distinguished contribution to the understanding and development of American Philosophy.' Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.John Dewey Lecturer for 2007, awarded by the John Dewey Society, AERA, Chicago.2005 John Dewey Society Outstanding Achievement Award, AERA, Montreal, Canada.Invited speaker for Workshop on Pragmatism and the Ethics of Belief, Nordic Pragmatism Network, Dec. 15-17, 2008. Jyvaskyla, Finland.Keynote Speaker for Conference on Identity and Social Transformation, CEPF / 08, Brno, Czech Republic, May 26-30, 2008.Invited  Speaker,for  International Conference on John Dewey:  Reconstructing  Democracy, University of Calabria, Cosenza–Rossano–Matera, Italy, May 23-26, 2007

Work in Progress

"Cultural Contradictions:  Jane Addams's Struggles with the Life of Art and the Art of Life,"  Feminist Interpretations of Jane Addams. Ed. Maurice Hamington. Penn State University Press.
“Relating Identity and Diversity,” Identity and Social Transformation, Alexander Kremer and John Ryder, eds., Value Inquiry Book Series, Rodopi Press.
Book: Sympathetic Understanding and Cooperative Intelligence:  The Philosophy of Jane Addams.
Also working on a book on pragmatism.