The First European Pragmatism Conference
The Relevance of American Philosophy
19-21 September 2012
The Nordic Pragmatism Network and the Associazione Pragma (Italy) jointly organize the First European Pragmatism Conference in Rome, Italy, 19-21 September 2012. The purpose of the conference is for the first time to bring together different European groups and individuals working on the tradition of pragmatism and American philosophy.
The focus of the conference is on a better understanding of the contemporary relevance of American philosophy in general, and pragmatism in particular. American philosophy is here considered as a proper philosophical tradition, distinguished from, and capable of a dialogue with other traditions.
The conference takes place at the University of Rome III in 19-21 September 2012, address Università Roma Tre, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Via Ostiense 234
The conference is open to everyone and free of charge. The Nordic Pragmatism Network has received financial support from NordForsk.
The organizing committee:
- Rosa M. Calcaterra (Università Roma Tre)
- Roberto Frega (Institute for Advanced Studies, Paris)
- Giovanni Maddalena (University of Molise)
- David Hildebrand (University of Colorado Denver)
- Sami Pihlström (University of Helsinki)
- Henrik Rydenfelt (University of Helsinki)
View the video greeting to the conference from Hilary Putnam:
The organizers invite paper proposals from European and non-European scholars to three to four half-day sessions. Papers are expected to offer new, creative perspectives stemming from the background of pragmatism and American philosophy in any possible field of philosophical relevance.
To participate in the call, please send an abstract of 500-1000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 April 2012. You will receive a note confirming receipt of the abstract on 2 April 2012. Should you not receive this note, please resubmit your abstract.
Notification of acceptance will be done by 31 May. Full text of accepted papers will have to be received by 31 August. Full papers must not exceed 4,000 words in length. A time slot of ca. 40 minutes will be allotted for each paper.
The Nordic Pragmatism Network invites paper proposals to a session intended for young Nordic scholars. As part of the Network’s efforts to increase student mobility, the travel costs of two to three young scholars (advanced undergraduates, doctoral students and recent Ph.Ds) studying or working at a Nordic university can be covered by the Network’s funds, if accepted to the programme. The costs covered include accommodation and reasonable airfare from a Nordic country.
To participate in the call, please send an abstract of 500-1000 words to email@example.com by 1 April, 2012. Also include a brief CV with the following information:
- Most recent degree and year of graduation
- Home university and position
- List of publications (if applicable)
- Brief description of research interests (about 100 words)
Full papers must not exceed 4,000 words in length and be adequate for ca. 40 minutes presentation.
This is a special additional CFP (supplementing the earlier ones) specifically directed towards graduate students and recent Ph.Ds (three years or less past the degree). There will be a session for graduate students at the conference. We anticipate there also being limited grant opportunities for American graduate students accepted from this set of applicants. Please state clearly, on your proposal, your status (graduate student or recent PhD, which university, date degree granted or estimated).
We are accepting submissions for contributed papers. Please send an abstract of 500 - 1000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 May 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be done by 31 May. Accepted papers will have to be received by 31 August. Papers must not exceed 4,000 words in length and be adequate for ca. 40 minutes presentation.
An outline of the conference programme is now available. Please note that this outline may still be subject to changes.
Please note that these are draft papers not intended for quotation or further circulation.
- Marco Annoni: When the Map Is the Territory: Peirce, James, and the Ontology of Placebos
- Maria Baghramian: Why Interpretation Cannot Be Naturalised
- Alexandra Bidet: From the Renewal of Pragmatism to Today's Work Dramas
- Mats Bergman: Presuppositions of Communicative Pragmatism
- Maria Regina Brioschi: The Problem of Novelty in C. S. Peirce's and A. N. Whitehead's Thought
- Rosa M. Calcaterra: The Dynamic Unity of Pragmatism
- Ramón del Castillo: Democracy, Passions, Faith
- Vincent Colapietro: Telling Tales Out of School: Pragmatic Reflections on Philosophical Storytelling
- Enricomaria Corbi: Values in Deweys's Pragmatism
- Massimo Dell'Utri: Metaphysical Activism: a Wager with Rorty
- David Doat and Olivier Sartenaer: John Dewey, Lloyd Morgan and the Advent of a Pragmatico-Emergentist Naturalism
- Roberta Dreon: How to Do Different Things with Words
- Rossella Fabbrichesi: Pragmatism and Semiotics: The Third Way
- Michael G. Festl: Justice as Historical Experimentalism
- Gabriele Gava: C. I. Lewis on the Tasks of Philosophy
- Antje Gimmler: Pragmatism as Practices - Beyond the Practice Turn
- Russell B. Goodman: Some Sources of Hilary Putnam's Pluralism
- Antione Hennion: Attachments: Things That Hold Us
- Larry A. Hickman: In Praise of Quotidian Aesthetics
- Larry A. Hickman: John Dewey's Legacy for the 21st Century
- David Hildebrand: Experience or Language? Choosing Pragmatism's Central Motive
- Ana Honnacker: On Trust and Open Windows: A Jamesian Account of Philosophy of Religion
- Katariina Holma and Tiina Kontinen: The Tough Process of Formulating Shared Solutions: Dewey, Gramsci, and the Method of Democracy
- Lauri Järvilehto: Intuition and Habits
- Jacqueline Kegley: Josiah Royce: Classical American Philsoopher; Pragmatist, Phenomenologist, Process Thinker and Advocate for Community
- Erkki Kilpinen: Habit, Action, and Knowledge, from the Pragmatist Perspective
- Jonathan Knowles: Non-reductive Naturalism and the Vocabulary of Agency
- Heikki J. Koskinen: Quine and Two Kinds of Ontological Pragmatism
- Aki Petteri Lehtinen: Objectivity in Action: Journalism as an Epistemic Practice
- Gesche Linde: Belief and Certanty a Normal Interpretants: A Suggstion of How to Read Peirce's Semiotic Classification System
- Maria Luisi: Perception and Metaphysics: Perceptual Experience in Charles Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead
- Stéphane Madelrieux: Action as Philosophic Method
- Roman Madzia: Mead, Dewey, and Extended Cognition: The Relevance of the Chicago School for Contemporary Cognitive Science
- Sarin Marchetti: Theory and Practice of Conduct in James
- Joseph Margolis: Beyond Brandom's Pragmatism
- Torjus Midtgarden: Deweyan Democracy: Participation under Modern Conditions
- Anna Maria Nieddu: Pragmatism and Transcendentalism: A Disputed Inheritance
- Jaime Nubiola: What a Scientific Metaphysics Really Is (according to C. S. Peirce)
- Miklós Nyírő: Rorty, Dewey, and Incommensurability
- James O'Shea: C. I. Lewis and Sellars on the Given - Relocating the Myth
- Andrea Parravicini: A Pragmatist and Evolutionary Perspective for a Genealogy of Self. Considerations on G. H. Mead's Thought on Mind, Language and Society
- Luigi Pellizzoni: The Neoliberal Challenge to Practice-Oriented Social Science
- Annette Pitschmann: Religious Faith in the Perspective of Dewey's Theory of Human Conduct
- Sami Pihlström: The Unity and Diversity of Pragmatist Thought
- Bjørn Ramberg: Transcendental Temptations and Pragmatist Cures: Naturalist Framings of the Distinctively Human
- Eirik Julis Risberg: The Objectivity of the Past
- Henrik Rydenfelt: Three Notions of Communicative Objectivity
- John Ryder: Central Park in the Dark: The Aesthetic Intersection of City and Countryside
- Heidi Salaverría: Enjoying the Doubtful. On Transformative Suspensions in Pragmatist Aesthetics
- Thomas M. Schmidt: Undertaking Commitment without Claiming Entitlement. Robert Brandom on Reliability, Certainty, and Faith
- Charlene Haddock Seigfried: Jane Addams: Developing a Social Self
- Lenart Škof: Rorty with Irigaray: Toward Culture of Love and Non-Violence
- Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński: The Reception of American Pragmatism in Continental Europe in Light of Socio-Political Factors
- Mikhail Stepanov: What is Pragmatic Media Philosophy in Philosohy of Media
- Kenneth Stikkers: American Pragmatism, the Crisis of European Science, and the Return to Concreteness
- Maura Striano: Philosophy and Education
- Emma Sutton: "Health" is the Only Good: William James on Therapeutic Conduct
- Robert B. Talisse: Pragmatism and Pluralism Revisited
- Martin Thellefsen: A Pragmatic Semeiotic Perspective on the Concept of Information Need
- Olivier Tinland: Skepticism, Irony and Cultural Politics in Rorty's Philosophy
- Didier Torny: Radical Empiricism in Practice: Some Ways to Make Pragmatic Sociology
- Giovanni Tuzet: Epistemic and Practical Concerns: When You Can't Meet Both
- Joseph Urbas: Does Emerson's Pluralism Go All the Way Down?
- Tullio Viola: Two Aristotelians: Peirce and Ravaisson
- Kenneth R. Westphal: Conventionalis and the Impoverishment of the Space of Reasons
- Krystyna Wilkoszewska: Dewey's Aesthetic Experience in the Nature-Culture Continuum
- Michael Williams: Knowledge in Practice
- David Zapero: The Implicitness of Normativity. On Being a Pragmatist about Norms