“The Reaches of Pragmatism”
Summer Institute in American Philosophy
School of Philosophy
University College Dublin, Ireland
June 8-13, 2015
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The 2015 Summer Institute in American Philosophy will be held at University College Dublin, Ireland from June 8-13, 2015. This is the first time that the SIAP, organized annually by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, is being held in Europe. Appropriately, the 2015 Institute will explore the influences, interconnections, and encounters between pragmatism and other philosophical traditions.
The Summer Institute in American Philosophy is designed for faculty members, early career researchers and advanced graduates in philosophy and related disciplines who are interested in American philosophy in general and Pragmatism and Neo-Pragmatism in particular. Hilary Putnam (via skype) and Robert Brandom will deliver key-note addresses on the theme of the Summer Institute. The daily program will be centered around plenary panels led by a number of distinguished experts, spanning multiple sessions over two or three days. The panels for this year are on “Analytic Pragmatism” (Cheryl Misak, Huw Price, and Jim O’Shea), “Pragmatism and Critical Theory” (Maeve Cooke), “Feminist Pragmatism” (Marilyn Fisher and Charlene Seigfried), “Re-Reading Emerson” (Russell Goodman), and “Pragmatism in China”. Other speakers will be announced in the course of next few months.
There will also be a number of traditional conference-style sessions, including paper presentations and works-in-progress meetings.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Deadline: March 1, 2015)
At the Dublin SIAP, we invite submissions for papers in any area related to Pragmatism and American Philosophy. Abstracts for conference-style papers or for one of a variety of ‘work in-progress’ sessions are welcome.
Second European Pragmatism Conference
Paris September, 9-11, 2015
PRAGMATA (Association française d’études pragmatistes) is pleased to announce the Second European Pragmatist Conference.
The conference is organized in partnership with The European Pragmatism Association, The Nordic Pragmatist Network, PRAGMA (Associazione Italiana di studi pragmatisti), and CEPF (Central European Pragmatist Forum).
The conference aims to advance our understanding of the relevance of pragmatism to contemporary debates in philosophy, the humanities, the social and the natural sciences as well as in communities of practice. Pragmatism is here broadly considered as a tradition of thought stemming from philosophy but now clearly present in a number of academic fields such as sociology, politics, art, physics, mathematics, anthropology, history, and literature.
The conference will be held in Paris, September 9th –11th, 2015.
The Conference language will be English.
Further information can be found on the conference homepage at http://epc2.sciencesconf.org
Call for panels
The submission period for thematic panels is now open. Contributions are expected to highlight both differences and convergences between pragmatism and other fields as well as new creative perspectives stemming from the background of pragmatism. Contributions are welcomed from any scholar or practitioner who has an interest in pragmatism and can relate its lines of philosophical thinking to either other philosophies or other disciplines.
The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2014. Notification of acceptance will be sent out before January 31st, 2015. Proposals should be submitted following the guidelines below.
Pulling From Pragmatism: Interdisciplinary Approaches
The Fourteenth Annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
The New School for Social Research
March 20th and 21st 2015
“Dialectical Pragmatism and Public Reason” Jeffrey Stout (Princeton University)
“Beyond Thomas Piketty’s Pragmatism: Why Transformative Economic Theory Needs Philosophical Pragmatism” Judith Green (Fordham University)
Philosophy stands in a relation of historical importance to many other disciplines. The driving questions, historical figures, and even contemporary literature of numerous fields of study often overlap with philosophy. Philosophers of biology, literature, feminism, mathematics, moral psychology, and critical race theory all study and have produced significant scholarship for those working primarily in these disciplines. Often enough, the interdisciplinary work of philosophers and non-philosophers alike are motivated by an interest or even full-fledged commitment to the tenets of pragmatism. Among the approaches to philosophical inquiry, pragmatism has proven its import for the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Inquiry itself is central to the philosophical project of pragmatism, and questions about the distinct methods of inquiry proper to other disciplines are shared by pragmatists. Pragmatism’s relevance to other disciplines is strengthened by its interests in the relationship between theory and practice, fallibilism, anti-foundationalism, historical contingency, revisability, pluralism, and the demand for practical import. Consequently, we ask what it is about pragmatism and its conception of inquiry that make it amenable to interdisciplinary research? How have the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences appropriated pragmatic themes? What has been the response of pragmatists to the appropriation of their own tradition?
This year’s NSSR Graduate Student Philosophy Conference aims to foster an in-depth conversation about the relationship pragmatism has to other modes of inquiry. We believe that placing different voices of pragmatism in dialogue with those of other disciplines will continue to deepen and develop pragmatism as a resource within the larger intellectual conversation. This will then serve to strengthen the tradition of pragmatism within philosophy itself.
We welcome and encourage papers from all disciplines, as well as from interdisciplinary perspectives. Some topics for submissions are suggested but not limited to: