CFP – Graduate Student Panel, SAAP Annual Meeting (deadline: January 1, 2016)

Graduate students are cordially invited to submit papers for the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, to be held at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The theme of the conference is: Inter-American Philosophy, highlighting prominent philosophies from the South, Central, and North Americas, including Indigenous philosophy. We will give preference to papers in this area, but papers from all areas of American Philosophy are welcome. Continue reading

RRS Panel at Pacific APA (March 31, 2016)

The Richard Rorty Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 meeting of the American Philosophical Association – Pacific Division. See details below:

Thursday Evening, March 31: 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Chair:

Barry Allen (McMaster University)

Speakers:

Bonnie Sheehey (University of Oregon) “Normativity Without Foundations: The Pragmatic Complementarity of Richard Rorty and Jane Bennett”
William Curtis (University of Portland) “Rorty and Liberal Virtue”
David Rondel (University of Nevada, Reno) “The Unappreciated Radicalism of Rorty’s Politics”

Find out more about the APA – Pacific Division meeting, including the program, here.

RRS Panel at Eastern APA (January 8, 2016)

The Richard Rorty Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 meeting of the American Philosophical Association – Eastern Division. See details below:

Friday Evening, January 8: 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Topic: After Richard Rorty

Chair:

Eduardo Mendieta (Pennsylvania State University)

Speakers:

Martin Shuster (Avila University) “Rorty and Religion”
Marianne Janack (Hamilton College) “Richard Rorty, Rocks, and Realism”
Eduardo Mendieta (Pennsylvania State University) “On the Uses and Abuses of Irony: Rorty after Wallace”

Find out more about the APA – Eastern Division meeting, including the program, here.

Conference – “Second European Pragmatism Conference” (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).

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Conference – “After Irony” (May 25-28, 2015)

International Conference:

“After Irony: Discourse, Forms of Life and Politics”

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – May 25-28, 2015

This international meeting aims at exploring the many senses of irony as a rhetoric figure and existential tone, and its relevance for the study of social and political experience. During four days, scholars form various fields in the Humanities (Philosophy, Cultural and Literary Criticism, History of Ideas, Psychoanalysis) will be debating on the many ways to understand irony and its meaning in different historical periods. From Antiquity and Renaissance to Modernity and Postmodernity…and beyond. Philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Hegel, Kierkegaard, William (and Henry) James,
Freud, Leo Strauss, Vlastos, Nehamas, Derrida Rorty and Lear will be revisited on the issue of irony, but also earlier and modern classics like Cervantes, Montaigne, and Shakespeare, and contemporary writers as Penelope Fitzgerald and Nabokov, Pynchon and Foster Wallace, Kundera and Piglia. Continue reading

Conference – “The Reaches of Pragmatism” (June 8-13, 2015)

“The Reaches of Pragmatism”

Summer Institute in American Philosophy

School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland

June 8-13, 2015

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. Continue reading

CFA – “The Reaches of Pragmatism” Dublin Summer Institute in American Philosophy (Deadline: March 1, 2015)

“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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

Submission Instructions:

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