The XII-1 (2020) issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy will be dedicated to the American neopragmatist philosopher Richard Rorty (1931-2007). The occasion of the decennial of his death witnessed an intensification of interest in the American thinker, with many works on Rorty recently published or in preparation. The title of the symposium, “Rethinking Rorty’s Pragmatism: Ethics after Epistemology,” expresses the main intention of this issue, which is to continue the conversation about the consequences for ethics of Rorty’s famous critique of modern epistemology and its well-known concern with knowledge and representation. Continue reading
The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 45th annual meeting, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The theme of the conference is Ethos and Creativity. Papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.
Scholars who are not presently members of the Society, but whose work is in American thought are especially encouraged to submit. We also invite contributions that address the conference theme, which comes from the title of the most philosophically significant essay about the host city, Indianapolis. The essay, written by Indianapolis poet Mari Evans (1923–2017) about race and artistic practice, originally appeared as “Ethos and Creativity: The Impulse as Malleable” in Where We Live: Essays about Indiana (Indiana University Press, 1989). Continue reading
Call for Papers: Revisiting Richard Rorty
Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
25-26 September, 2017
Keynote speaker: Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
We welcome papers and panels submissions for a conference on Richard Rorty to be held in Braga, Portugal, at the 25-26 of September. In light of his influential work, life, and thought, the Political Theory Group of the University of Minho marks the tenth anniversary of his passing with a conference in his honor. Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
Barry Allen (McMaster University)
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.
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
Eduardo Mendieta (Pennsylvania State University)
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.