CFP – Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 44th Annual Meeting (deadline: September 1, 2016)

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 44 th annual meeting, to be held in Birmingham, Alabama. The theme of the conference is “Race: Where are we? Where do we need to go?” Papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome. We especially encourage submissions in the areas of Africana philosophy, critical philosophy of race, feminism, and Native American philosophy. Continue reading

CFP – Science and Values in Peirce and Dewey: A Conference in Honour of Angus Kerr-Lawson (deadline: January 5, 2016)

Science and Values in Peirce and Dewey: A Conference in Honour of Angus Kerr-Lawson

April 25-27, 2016, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Keynote speaker: Catherine Legg, Waikato University (New Zealand)

Plenary speaker: Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo (Canada)

This conference brings together scholars at the intersection of pragmatism and philosophy of science to consider Peirce’s and Dewey’s contributions to the study of science and values. Over three days, scholars will offer individual papers and panel/roundtable discussions devoted to both the role of and relationship between science and values in Peirce and Dewey, and to the ways in which contemporary scholarship on science and values draws, or ought to draw, on the work of these classic American pragmatists. Topics will range from Continue reading

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).

The conference aims to advance our understanding of Continue reading

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