The Second European Pragmatist Conference

Academic Meeting
The Second European Pragmatist Conference

The conference is organized by PRAGMATA (Association française d’études pragmatistes) 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 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.

Call for individual papers

The submission period for individual papers 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 February 15th, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent out before March 1st, 2015. Proposals should be submitted following the guidelines below.

In order to address some of the economic obstacles associated with presenting at international conferences, six scholarships covering accommodation costs for the duration of the conference have been offered by the conference's sponsoring institutions. They will be awarded according to the economic circumstances of candidates. Accordingly, priority will be given to young scholars and scholars whose circumstances (such as country or origin) indicate significant needs need for assistance.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be prepared for blind review. The submission should include a title and a 500-1000 words abstract. Multiple submissions are not allowed. To facilitate the review process, in the submission procedure authors will be asked to indicate to which of the following sections the panel belongs:

  1. epistemology and metaphysics
  2. ethics and politics.
  3. art and aesthetics,
  4. social and political sciences
  5. natural sciences

Proposals should be submitted exclusively through the conference website using the specific submission procedure.

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference homepage at or contact one of the organizers:

  • Alexandra Bidet (Centre Maurice Halbwachs CNRS-EHESS-ENS) alexandra.bidet [at]
  • Mathias Girel (ENS Paris, République des Savoirs, USR3608) mathias.girel [at]
  • Roberto Frega (Institut Marcel Mauss, CNRS-EHESS) fregarob [at]
  • Barbara Formis (Institut ACTE, Univ. Paris 1-CNRS) barbara.formis [at]
Sep 24, 2014, 17:04 by Mats Bergman
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Feb 11, 2015, 00:41 by Mats Bergman