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CEPF Draft Program 2006

Fourth International Conference

Self and Society

May 28 – June 1, 2006, Szeged, Hungary

The conference is generously supported by the Embassy of the United States to Hungary, The W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, and the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University


27 May

Arrival at Conference Venue – Novotel Hotel, Maros utca 1, H-6721, Szeged,
Hotel Phone: (+36)62/562200
Hotel Fax: (+36)62/562221
Hotel email: H2996@accor.com
Alex’s Tel: (+36)62/544179
Alex’s Mobile: (+36)-30-363-5100
Alex’s email: alexanderkremer2000@yahoo.com
John’s Mobile: 518-791-7916
John’s email: john.ryder@suny.edu

19:00 Welcome Dinner: Gory Restaurant


28 May, Sunday

9:00 am Breakfast

10:30 – 12:00 Keynote Address

Hans Joas From the Soul to the Self: Problems of the Understanding of the Person in Pragmatism

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

13:30 – 15:30 Session I Self and Social Institutions

Emil Višňovsky Self, Norms, and Institutions: a Pragmatist Approach
Jane Skinner The Marginalization of the Self in the Era of Development

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00 Session II Individual and Community

Dorota Frackiewicz Community, Individual and Experience
Paul Thompson Food, Community and Identity

19:00 Dinner Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

Walks and Talks


May 29, Monday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session III Self and Society I

James Campbell William James's Understanding of the Social Self
Radim Sip Rorty’s Unpragmatic Conception of Society and Self

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session IV Self and Society II

Michael Eldridge The Social Character of Obligation in Dewey's Pragmatic Ethics
Krystyna Wilkoszewska The Concept of Self in Dewey’s Theory of Expression

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

15:00 – 17:00 Session V Pragmatism and the Wider World

János Boros Europragmatism - Pragmatism for Europe
John Ryder American Philosophy and Foreign Policy

17:00 Free Time

19:00 Dinner Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

Walks and Talks


May 30, Tuesday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session VI Pragmatism Extended

Sami Pihlström Quine, a Pragmatist?
Leszek Koczanowicz Dialogue and the Self in American Pragmatism and Russian Semiotics

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session VII Social Responsibility

Armen Marsoobian Genocide’s Aftermath:  Reflections on Self and Responsibility

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

14:00 Tour of Szeged

19:00 Dinner Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

Walks and Talks


May 31, Wednesday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session VIII The Self

Tom Hilde Traveling Selves
Ramón Rodríguez The Sense of Self, the Sense of Reality

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session IX Self and Identity

Kathleen Wallace Personal Identity of an Intersectional Self
Sándor (Alex) Krémer Richard Rorty's Description of the Self

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

15:00 – 17:00 Session X Pragmatism and Literature

Lyubov Bugaeva The Construction of Social and Socialist Utopia: James, Wells and Gorky
Richard Hart Dewey and Steinbeck on the Individual and Community

17:00 Free Time

19:00 Dinner Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

Walks and Talks


June 1, Thursday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session XI Contemporary Problems

Donald Morse Dewey and the Lost Individual
Gert-Rüdiger Wegmarshaus The Political Self in Modern Democracy: Individual Liberty and Personal Rights versus Republican Virtue and Communitarian Responsiveness

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session XII The Social Individual

Carlos Mougan Social Cooperation as Civic Virtue
Lee McBride Collectivistic Individualism

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant

15:00 – 17:00 Session XIII The Public and Its Limits

Miklós Nyiri On Richard Rorty's Romantic Liberalism and its Limits
Larry Hickman Publics and Products: Reassembling the Social

Final Thoughts

18:00 Free Time

19:00 Goodbye Dinner Stuszi Vadasz Restaurant


June 2, Friday

 Bon Voyage!

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