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William James Society

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John Dewey Society

Center for Dewey Studies

The Mead Project

Centro de Estudos em Filosofia Americana

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dissertations on pragmatism, 1890 - present

These lists include dissertations concerning pragmatism, and dissertations on other subjects if their authors later wrote significant works on pragmatism. Of the 7503 dissertations from 1861-1975 listed in Dissertations in Philosophy, 572 are listed here, equaling 7.6% of all dissertations. Sources: The Review of Metaphysics, OCLC First Search, Dissertations in Philosophy Accepted at American Universities, 1861-1975, by Bechtle and Riley (New York: Garland, 1978).







REVISED AND UPDATED!! The table below lists the number of dissertations about pragmatism written at American universities during each decade of the 20th century, and the number of different universities where they were written. Only dissertations written in North America are included.

  1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Dissertations 18 26 39 69 54 134 207 257 224 334
Universities 6 9 15 29 25 38 66 83 57 78


North American Universities that have Awarded Ph.Ds for Dissertations on Pragmatism

American University (DC)
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (TX)

Baylor University (TX)
Boston College (MA)
Boston University (MA)
Bowling Green State University (OH)
Brandeis University (MA)
Brigham Young University (UT)
Brown University (RI)
Bryn Mawr College (PA)

Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Catholic University of America (DC)
City University of New York (NY)
Claremont Graduate University
Columbia University (NY)
Columbia University Teachers College (NY)
Cornell University (NY)

Dallas Theological Seminary (TX)
DePaul University (IL)
DePauw University (IN)
Drew University (NJ)
Dropsie University (PA)
Duke University (NC)
Duquesne University (PA)

Emory University (GA)

Florida State University (FL)
Fordham University (NY)

George Mason University (VA)
George Washington University (DC)
Georgetown University (DC)
Gozaga University (OR)
Graduate Theological Union (NY)

Harvard University (MA)

Indiana University-Bloomington (IN)

Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Marquette University (WI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
McGill University (QE)
McMaster University (ON)
Michigan State University (MI)

New Mixico State University (NM)
New School for Social Research (NY)
New York University (NY)
Niagara University (NY)
Northern Illinois University (IL)
Northwestern University (IL)

Ohio University (OH)
Ohio State University (OH)
Oklahoma State University (OK)

Pennsylvania State University (PA)
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ)
Princeton University (NJ)
Purdue University (IN)

Queen's University (ON)

Radcliff College (MA)
Rice University (TX)
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Rutgers University (NJ)

Saint Louis University (MO)
Sam Houston State University (TX)
Seattle University (WA)
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (KY)
Southern Illinois University (IL)
Stanford University (CA)
State University of New York at Albany (NY)
State University of New York at Binghamton (NY)
State University of New York at Buffalo (NY)
State University of New York at Stony Brook (NY)
Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
St. John's University (NY)
Syracuse University (NY)

Temple University (PA)
Texas A&M University (TX)
Texas Tech University (TX)
Texas Woman's University (TX)
Tulane University (LA)

United State International University (CA)
University of Alabama (AL)
University of Alberta (SA)
University of Arizona (AZ)
University of Arkansas (AR)
University of British Columbia (BC)
University of California at Berkeley (CA)
University of California at Davis (CA)
University of California at Irvine (CA)
University of California at Los Angeles (CA)
University of California at Riverside (CA)
University of California at San Diego (CA)
University of California at Santa Barbara (CA)
University of California at Santa Cruz (CA)
University of Chicago (IL)
University of Cincinnati (OH)
University of Colorado (CO)
University of Denver (CO)
University of Florida (FL)
University of Georgia (GA)
University of Hawaii (HI)
University of Houston (TX)
University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
University of Iowa (IA)
University of Kansas (KS)
University of Kentucky (KY)
Université Laval (QE)
University of Louisville (KY)
University of Maine (ME)
University of Maryland (MD)
University of Massachusetts (MA)
University of Miami (FL)
University of Michigan (MI)
University of Minnesota (MN)
University of Mississippi (MS)
University of Missouri, Columbia (MO)
University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)
Université de Montréal (QE)
University of Nebraska (NE)
University of New Hampshire (NH)
University of New Mexico (NM)
University of North Carolina (NC)
University of North Texas (TX)
University of Northern Colorado (CO)
University of Notre Dame (IN)
University of Oklahoma (OK)
University of Oregon (OR)
University of Ottawa (ON)
University of Pennsylvania (PA)
University of Pittsburgh (PA)
University of Rochester (NY)
University of Southern California (CA)
University of South Carolina (SC)
University of Tennessee (TN)
University of Texas (TX)
University of Toledo (OH)
University of Toronto (ON)
University of Tulsa (OK)
University of Utah (UT)
University of Virginia (VA)
University of Washington (WA)
University of Waterloo (ON)
University of West Virginia (WV)
University of Western Ontario (ON)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (WI)

Vanderbilt University (TN)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA)

Wake Forest University (NC)
Washington University (MO)
Wayne State University (MI)
West Virginia University (WV)

Yale University (CT)
York University (ON)