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News | Posted 03/02/2017
Summer school: 'Pragmatisme et philosophie américaine aux 20ème et 21ème siècles'

Ecole thématique CNRS
Appel à participation

Pragmatisme et philosophie américaine aux 20ème et 21ème siècles

Centre Paul Langevin - Aussois
29 mai 3 juin 2017

L’école thématique est organisé avec le soutiens financier du CNRS. Elle bénéficie en outre du soutien scientifique de Pragmata - association d’études pragmatistes.

Comité d’organisation: Daniel Cefaï (EHESS), Roberto Frega (CNRS), Mathias Girel (ENS Paris), Sandra Laugier (Paris 1), Stéphane Madelrieux (Lyon 3), Pierre Steiner (UTC Compiègne).

Projet scientifique
L’école thématique se propose d’approfondir la connaissance du pragmatisme américain, à travers l’étude de ses composantes internes ainsi que des rapports historiques et conceptuels que, au cours du 20ème siècle, il a noué avec d’autres traditions philosophiques Etats-uniennes et Européennes. Depuis déjà trois décennies le pragmatisme américain connaît un regain d’intérêt croissant partout dans le monde, y compris en Europe. Cette école thématique s’inscrit dans cette tendance et vise à présenter des travaux originaux de recherche ainsi qu’à offrir une formation de fond sur des auteurs et thèmes plus classiques.
Par pragmatisme nous entendons avant tout le courant de philosophie qui s’est développé aux États-Unis à cheval entre la fin du 19ème et le début du 20ème siècle, dont les représentants les plus connus sont C. S. Peirce, W. James, J. Dewey et G. H. Mead. Compte tenu de la situation décrite ci-dessus, l’école sera organisée autour de cinq axes explorés à partir d'une perspective historique et théorique. La dimension historique visera à explorer les ressources conceptuelles développées par les pères fondateurs du mouvement, en focalisant l’attention sur les catégories les plus transversales du pragmatisme. L’axe théorique se concentrera plutôt sur les usages contemporains du pragmatisme, sur certaines des formes de son appropriation, et sur les transformations subies par ces concepts du fait des évolutions théoriques et disciplinaires.
Axes thématiques:
1) La philosophie américaine avant et après le pragmatisme: le transcendantalisme, l’empirisme logique, la philosophie analytique américaine, la philosophie post-analytique.
2) Concepts-clefs du pragmatisme (ex. : expérience, enquête, public, etc.) : formation de ces concepts, usages contemporains dans des recherches originales. L’école thématique sera le lieu pour transmettre et discuter des résultats de ce travail en vue de constituer un langage commun pour la philosophie et les sciences sociales.
3) Réceptions et usages philosophiques en Europe : querelles du pragmatisme (instrumentalisme, conventionnalisme) et du modernisme au début du 20ème siècle, bergsonisme, confrontation avec la philosophie analytique (Russell) ; controverse du post-modernisme (Rorty), renouveau de la critique sociale (Habermas, Honneth), développement de métaphysiques pluralistes (Deleuze), couplage phénoménologie/pragmatisme dans le tournant pragmatiste des sciences cognitives, etc.
4) Interdisciplinarités: réception et usages du pragmatisme dans les sciences sociales au 20ème siècle, notamment par rapport à la sociologie, les études politiques et l’économie. Cet axe entend explorer les différentes démarches méthodologiques caractéristiques du pragmatisme en passant par le modèle généalogique en philosophique, l’ethnographie en sociologie, l’analyse des conséquences en théorie politique.
5) Influences et emprunts dans la philosophie sociale et politique: nous prendrons la philosophie sociale et politique comme étude de cas. Il s’agira de montrer la circulation entre concepts, les influences et les emprunts qui ont été faits d’un coté et d’autre de l’Atlantique sur une période qui couvre l’ensemble du 20ème siècle

Organisation pédagogique
L’école se déroulera selon un modèle de formation à la recherche par la recherche. Les enseignements seront assurés par plusieurs spécialistes du domaine en provenance de France et d’autres pays d’Europe. La plupart des enseignements seront en français.
Une place importante sera donnée à la présentation et discussion des recherches en cours des participants, notamment à partir d’ateliers doctoraux dans lesquels des doctorants et jeunes docteurs présenteront leurs travaux en cours pour montrer différentes manières de construire un projet de recherche inspiré par le pragmatisme:
Le modèle pédagogique choisi prévoit trois modalités principales:
(a) Des sessions plénières avec cours magistraux;
(b) des sessions séminariales de présentation de travaux en cours avec discussion ;
(c) Des ateliers doctoraux

Modalités de participation
30 places sont disponibles.
La participation à l’école thématique est soumise à sélection.
L’école s’adresse à des étudiants en philosophie et/ou en sciences sociales ayant déjà suivi une formation de base sur les thématiques qui seront les objets d’intervention et désirant approfondir cette thématique. Plutôt que de prévoir des séances spécifiques de mise à niveau, nous comptons nous appuyer sur des méthodes coopératives d’apprentissage afin de faciliter l’apprentissage des participants. La nature interdisciplinaire des sessions, le choix de formes d’enseignement basées sur la discussion (présence constante d’un discutant pour chaque intervention) ainsi que la participation de chercheurs juniors et seniors permettront à chacun de développer son propre parcours d’apprentissage par la recherche, s’appuyant sur les connaissances mises à disposition par ses partenaires.
Un niveau bac + 3 est demandé.

Dates
L’appel à participation est ouvert jusqu’au 03 mars 2017.
Les résultats seront connus avant le 1er avril 2017.

Critères de sélection
La sélection effectuée par le comité d’organisation se fera sur dossier. Un CV et une lettre de motivation limitée à trois pages sont exigés.
Le dossier devra souligner votre motivation à participer, notamment en terme de rapports entre vos recherches -- en cours ou à venir -- et l’objet de l’école thématique, ainsi que votre connaissance préalable dans le domaine. Une connaissance de la langue française suffisante pour participer activement aux discussions est demandée, une connaissance intermédiaire de la langue anglaise est souhaitée.

Frais d’inscription
Les frais d’inscription couvrent la participation à l’ensemble des séances de la semaine, ainsi que les repas et l’hébergement sur place (seul le transport est à la charge des participants). Ils sont versés à l’issue des sélections.
Tarifs:
Personnels CNRS (tout statut) : gratuit
Doctorants : 300 € TTC
Personnels établissements publics (universités, organismes de recherche) : 600 € TTC
Personnels établissements privés : 800 € TTC

Les membres de l’association Pragmata bénéficient de 10 % de réduction.

Les frais d’inscriptions incluent l’hébergement en pension complète du 29 mai au soir jusqu’au 3 juin matin, la participation à l’école et le matériel pédagogique.
Les frais de transports sont exclus.

Contacts: Roberto Frega - fregarob [at] gmail.com

News | Posted 25/12/2014
New Issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy published

Issue 2 of volume 6 is now available

News | Posted 04/11/2014
Summer Institute in American Philosophy: The Reaches of Pragmatism

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 the 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 15, 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:
Please specify type of presentation from the list below:

  • Traditional Papers: Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome. We will particularly favor papers whose topics are related to the themes of the plenary seminars and the work of our keynote speaker. Instructions: please submit an abstract of 500 words describing the paper in detail. Final papers should be of a length suitable for a short presentation of 15-25 minutes.
  • Books-In-Progress Submissions: Those working on book manuscripts in areas of research relevant to Pragmatism in general and the theme of the Summer Institute in particular are also invited to present their work. This includes fresh ideas for books just under way as well as books nearing completion, but does not extend to author-critics sessions on recently-published books. Instructions: please submit a 500-word abstract describing your book manuscript, the content of your presentation, your ideas for the format of the presentation.
  • Dissertations-In-Progress Submissions: Graduate students preparing dissertation proposals, in the dissertation-writing phase, or approaching their dissertation defense are invited to present their work at special dissertations-in-progress sessions. This is a regular tradition at SIAP and one of the most exciting fora to showcase new work that is being developed in American Philosophy at various graduate programs across the country and internationally. Instructions: please submit a 500-word abstract describing the content of your dissertation. We will work with you in advance of the session on general guidelines for preparing the presentation and what to expect. In addition please note: we have a limited number of travel grants available to graduates at the Summer Institute who will be presenting, so please indicate if you would like to be considered for a travel grant which will cover the entire cost of room/housing as well as registration fees. These grants are generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. (See below for more information on the grants).
  • Experiments-In-Progress Submissions: We invite presentations on projects, collaborations, group work, public philosophy forays, field philosophy work, and other philosophical experiments for the purposes of discussion at SIAP. Some examples: Michael Eldridge’s 2009 group discussion of Obama’s Pragmatism (and see the most recent issue of Contemporary Pragmatism for papers on the topic, some of which were initially formulated at this session). These sessions will be limited in number and are intended to provide opportunities for innovative forms of work, thought, and scholarship in the American tradition. Instructions: please submit a 500-word abstract describing your project, the content of your presentation, your ideas for the format of the presentation, a justification of the project terms of larger issues of outreach and scholarship.


Email your submissions to Sarin Marchetti at sarin.marchetti [at] ucd.ie.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2015 with decisions to be made by March 20, 2015. If, in order to secure institutional funding, you absolutely need an earlier decision, then please contact Dr Sarin Marchetti and we will try to accommodate you.

The subject line of your email should read: "SIAP 2015 Submission: format type (e.g., Traditional Paper, Dissertation-In-Progress)]”.
Please include the text of your submission as a Word attachment and name it: “Surname_Title”.

GRADUATE STUDENT PARTIAL TRAVEL GRANTS


We have a limited number of travel grants available to graduates at the Summer Institute. Priority will be given to graduates who are presenting their work and who have not previously attended. In your submission, please indicate if you would like to be considered for a travel grant. Grants will cover the full cost of on-campus housing (private en suite room, shared kitchen and living area) as well as registration fees. This means that grantees will be responsible only for travel and food expenses at the Summer Institute . These grants are being generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.

FURTHER INFORMATION

All attendants of the Summer Institute will be awarded a certificate of participation upon request. It is also possible to obtain credits for the module “American Philosophy: The Reaches of Pragmatism” upon payment of an additional fee and submitting written work. For further information on this option please contact Professor Maria Baghramian (Maria.Baghramian [at] ucd.ie)

Housing is available from the well-equipped UCD on campus residences. A standard single room en suite is priced €55.00 per night. For more information see http://www.ucd.ie/summeratucd/accommodation. Accommodation in nearby hotels as well as less expensive B&Bs are also available. Dublin is a popular tourist destination in June and early booking is recommended.

The program will also include side trips to historic and cultural sites in Dublin and its environs. Participants will have a chance to gather each night in restaurants and pubs in Dublin city center to continue the day's discussions or to attend concerts and other cultural events.

Registration Fee: All participants and contributors to the Summer Institute, other than the invited speakers, are required to pay a registration fee. The full fee for the Summer Institute is €200 for waged and €60 for students and unwaged. Per day registration is available at €50 (€20 per day for students). The registration fee does not cover meals or residence or concerts, but will include attendance at the opening and closing receptions and light refreshments at the sumer school venue.

Further information, including online registration facility, will be available at http://www.american-voice.org/ The website will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

The programme and further information about previous Summer Institutes can be found here http://www.american-philosophy.org/events/summer_institute.htm

THE EVENT IS ORGANISED AND HOSTED BY:

The UCD Research Project on “The American Voice in Philosophy” and UCD School of Philosophy in conjunction with The Society for Advancement of American Philosophy.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Professor Maria Baghramian (UCD)
  • Dr Sarin Marchetti (UCD)
  • Dr Aine Mahon (UCD)
  • Dr Fergal McHugh (UCD)
News | Posted 24/07/2014
New American Philosophy book series launched

Studies in American Philosophy, Pickering & Chatto
Editors: Willem deVries (University of New Hampshire) and Henry Jackman (York University).

This recently launched series seeks to foster a conception of American Philosophy that celebrates the diversity of American thought without confining it to any doctrine, school, or methodology. “American” philosophy is defined broadly, including Canadians, immigrants, and native Anglo- or Franco-phone North Americans. The series is dedicated to monographs and essay collections that examine all aspects of America’s distinctive philosophical tradition from the 17th Century onwards, and from all theoretical perspectives. Attention to the historical development and social context of the philosophers and philosophies is encouraged.

To discuss a project or research idea, please email Commissioning Assistant Sophie Rudland (srudland [at] pickeringchatto.co.uk) or one of the Series Editors.

Link | Posted 23/07/2014
Fordham University Press, American Philosophy

Edited by Douglas R Anderson, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Jude Jones, Fordham University

News | Posted 06/05/2014
The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

The theme of the conference is "Sustainability" from a broad perspective and might for example include papers that address environmental justice, environmental philosophy (e.g., environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, and ecofeminism), political ecology, and social issues such as education and gender justice. Papers in all areas of American Philosophy are welcome.

News | Posted 14/02/2014
The Summer Institute in American Philosophy 2014

Panels on C.S. Peirce, Hybridizing Pragmatist Political Theory, and African-American Literature; with a keynote by Carlin Romano (author of ‘America: The Philosophical’)

The Summer Institute in American Philosophy is designed for faculty members and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students in philosophy and related disciplines interested in research and study of Pragmatist and American philosophy. The program is centered around discussion-intensive plenary panels concerning central problems, figures, and themes in the tradition. These are led by a panel of distinguished experts and spans multiple sessions over two or three days. In addition, a pair of keynote sessions will enrich our discussions on the possibilities of philosophy in America today. There will also be a broad number of traditional conference-style sessions which will include paper presentations and works-in-progress meetings.

The program includes time away from campus to visit the Oregon coast, hike in the nearby Cascade mountains, or enjoy a tasting at Willamette Valley wineries. Participants typically gather each night at nearby restaurants and pubs to continue the day’s discussions. Housing is available at local inns as well as (at a very affordable rate) in one of the UO residence halls.

CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS:

We invite submissions to present papers in our conference-style afternoon sessions. Papers in any area of American & Pragmatist Philosophy are welcome at SIAP. Presentations may either be Traditional Conference papers or one of a variety of In-Progress presentations. Submission Instructions: Please specify in your submission the type of presentation from the list below, according to instructions. Email your submissions to Colin Koopman at koopman at uoregon point edu. The subject line of your email should read: “SIAP 2014 Submission: [format type (e.g., Traditional Paper, Dissertation-In-Progress)]. Please include the complete text of your submission in the body of your email and do not include anything as an attachment. The submission deadline is Tuesday April 1, 2014 with decisions to be made no later than May 1, 2014 (but hopefully earlier). If you absolutely need an earlier decision for the sake of securing institutional funding, please contact Colin Koopman beforehand, and we will see what we can do.

  • Traditional Papers: Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome, but we will particularly favor papers whose topics are related to the themes of the plenary seminars and the work of our keynote speaker. Instructions: Please submit an abstract of 500 words describing the paper in detail. Final papers should be of a length suitable for a brief presentation of about 20 minutes.
  • Books-In-Progress: Those working on book manuscripts in some area of research pertinent to American philosophy are invited to discuss their idea with seminar participants. This includes fresh ideas for books just underway as well as books nearing completion, but does not extend to author-critics sessions on recently-published books. Instructions: Please submit a 500 word abstract describing your book manuscript, the content of your presentation, your ideas for the format of the presentation.
  • Dissertations-In-Progress: Graduate students preparing dissertation proposals, in the dissertation-writing phase, or approaching their dissertation defense are invited to present their work at special dissertations-in-progress sessions. This is a regular tradition at SIAP and one of the most exciting venues to showcase new work that is being developed in American Philosophy at various graduate programs across the country and internationally. Instructions: Please submit a 500-word abstract describing the content of your dissertation. We will work with you in advance of the session on general guidelines for preparing the presentation and what to expect. In addition please note: we have a limited number of travel grants available to graduates at the conference who will be presenting, so please indicate if you would like to be considered for a travel grant which will cover the entire cost of housing as well as registration fees (leaving the remaining costs of travel to your home institution or other support). These grants are generously funded by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. (See below for more information on the grants).
  • Experiments-In-Progress: We invite presentations on projects, collaborations, group work, public philosophy forays, field philosophy work, and other philosophical experiments for the purposes of discussion at SIAP. Some examples: Michael Eldridge’s 2009 group discussion of Obama’s Pragmatism (and see the most recent issue of Contemporary Pragmatism for some papers on the topic, some of which were initially formulated at this session), Donald Hood and Eric Weber’s 2011 presentation on pragmatism as public philosophy, a presentation on in-progress interdisciplinary research collaboration including reflections on what is going right in the project and what unexpected blockages have come up, a roundtable presentation concerning the development of open access scholarship in American philosophy, discussions oriented toward the design of advanced or introductory courses in pragmatism using online resources and collaborative assignment. These sessions will be limited in number and are intended to provide opportunities for innovative forms of work, thought, and scholarship in the American tradition. Instructions: Please submit a 500-word abstract describing your project, the content of your presentation, your ideas for the format of the presentation, a justification of the project terms of larger issues of outreach and scholarship, and any a/v needs you might have.
Link | Posted 21/03/2013
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society

Since its founding in 1965, the premier peer-reviewed journal specializing in the history of American philosophy. Named after the founder of American Pragmatism but all types of American thought are covered from the Colonial period to the recent past. All books published in the field are discussed in essay reviews.

Link | Posted 21/03/2013
The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP) exists to advance American philosophy by promoting interest and research in its history, encouraging original and creative work in its spirit, and providing forums for the exchange of information and ideas.

News | Posted 08/07/2012
40th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy

Theme: American Philosophy and Cosmopolitanism. Papers in all areas of American philosophy are welcome.

Link | Posted 12/06/2012
European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy

EJPAP publishes articles which explore the American tradition in philosophy, with a special focus on pragmatism and on the relationships of pragmatism to the European tradition. Both historically minded and present-oriented papers are welcomed. EJPAP promotes exploration of interdisciplinary issues and approaches and favors the mutual dialogue among different philosophical traditions. To that extent, EJPAP welcomes contributions dealing with any field of philosophical inquiry: epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphysics and philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and action, ethics, aesthetics, social & political philosophy.

Link | Posted 26/03/2012
The Institute for American Thought

The Institute for American Thought (IUPUI / Indianapolis) unites the teaching faculty, editing specialists, and research holdings of the Peirce Edition Project, the Santayana Edition, the Frederick Douglass Papers, and the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies with related academic programs in American Studies, Professional Editing, and American philosophy. The Institute is structured around a public research center that supports the work of its academic programs and scholarly editions while providing a singular resource for students and scholars from Indiana and worldwide.