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.

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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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CFP – Second European Pragmatism Conference (Deadline: December 1, 2014)

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.

Submission Guidelines

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