2013: Carus lecturer: Anthony Appiah (Princeton University)
The Carus Lectures, funded by Open Court Publishing Company, are a series of three lectures presented over three consecutive days in plenary sessions at a divisional meeting of the APA.
: The Carus Lecturer is selected by the APA's Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research. The LPR Chair solicits five nominations from each member of the APA Board. Nominees must be members of the APA.
: Every 2 years (odd years).
: $5,000 from Open Court Publishing Company at the time of the delivery of the lectures, plus a $5,000 advance against royalties for publication of manuscript by Open Court. Of the second $5,000, half comes upon delivery of the manuscript and half comes upon actual publication.
The Carus lectures began in 1925, when the first set of lectures was delivered by John Dewey.
2013: Anthony Appiah
2011: Sally Haslanger
2009: Ernest Sosa
2007: Bas van Fraassen
2005: Tyler Burge
2003: Judith J. Thomson
2001: Arthur Danto
1999: Ruth Barcan Marcus (Withdrew/Cancelled)
1997: Alasdair MacIntyre
"Dependent Rational Animals" (Pacific)
1995: Annette Baier
"The Commons of the Mind" (Eastern)
1990: Kurt Baier
"The Rational and the Moral Order"
1988: Stanley Cavell
"Emersonian Strains: 'The American Scholar and Heidegger on Thinking,' 'Experience and Wittgenstein Skepticism,' and 'Self-Reliance and American Cinema" (Pacific)
1985: Hilary Putnam
"The Many Faces of Realism" (Eastern)
1983: Paul Grice
"The Conception of Value"
1980: Donald Davidson
"The Grounds of Truth and Value" (Pacific)
1977: Wilfred Sellars
1976: Gregory Vlastos
1974: William Frankena
"Three Questions about Morality"
1972: V.W. Quine
"The Roots of Reference"
1970: Carl G. Hempel
1967: Roderick Chisholm
"Person and Object: A Metaphysical Study"
1965: Richard McKeon
"Facts, Categories, Experience" (Eastern)
1964: Stephen Pepper
"Concept and Quality"
1963: Ernest Nagel
"The Dimensions of Critical Philosophy" (Western)
1959: Brand Blanshard
"Reason and Analysis" (Eastern)
1957: George Boas
"The Inquiring Mind" (Western)
1955: A.E. Murphy
"An Inquiry Concerning Moral Understanding" (Pacific)
1953: J. Lowenberg
"Reason and the Nature of Things" (Eastern)
1949: C.J. Ducasse
"Nature, Mind, and Death" (Western)
1945: Morris R. Cohen
"The Meaning of Human History" (Eastern)
1945: C.I. Lewis
"An Analysis of Knowledge" (Pacific)
1939: E.B. McGilvary
"Toward a Perspective Realism" (Joint meeting of the Eastern and Western)
1925-1939: George H. Mead
"The Philosophy of the Present"
1925-1939: A.O. Lovejoy
"The Revolt Against Dualism"
1925-1939: William Montague
"Great Visions of Philosophy"
1925: John Dewey
"Experience and Nature" Inaugural lecture