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Board of Directors

Scott L. Pratt
co-chair, USA

Lyubov Bugaeva
co-chair, Russia


James Campbell

Roberta Dreon

Lubomir Dunaj

Michael Festl

Alexander Kremer

Dorota Koczanowicz

Leszek Koczanowicz

Lee A. McBride III

Carlos Mougan

Sami Pihlstrom

John Ryder

Radim Sip

Emil Visnovsky

Christopher Voparil

Sandra Zakutna




CEPF Draft Program 2010

Sixth International Conference

Democracy: A Pragmatist Approach

May 24 – 28, 2010, Cadiz, Spain

The conference is generously supported by the Cyrus H. Holley Professorship in Applied Ethics at Bloomfield College, the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University, the University of Cadiz, the Conserjería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa and the Project research "La calidad de la democracia" CSO2008-06525-C02-02/CPOL.

23 May, Sunday

Arrival at Conference Venue
Hotel Senator
C/ Rubio y Diaz, 1 (Plaza de San Agustín)
11004 Cádiz
John's Mobile: 1-518-791-7916
John's email: john.ryder@suny.edu
Carlos´s Mobile: 00 34 627928166

Conference center
Aulario La Bomba. Room 2.
All lunches will be served at the Facultad de Filosofía

20:00 Welcome Dinner (Hosted by the Americans)

24 May, Monday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 Keynote Address

Herman Saatkamp

Santayana: Naturalism, Democracy and Values

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00 Session I Creative Democracy as a Way of Life

Emil Visnovsky: Creative Democracy and Civic Culture
Charlene Haddock-Seigfried:
Democracy as a Way of Life

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Session II Pragmatism and Democracy

Don Morse: Democracy as a Way of Life and Death: Rethinking Pragmatism's Democratic Vision
Tigran Epoyan: Santayana, Pragmatism and Democracy

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30 Session III Pragmatism in Practice

Michael Eldridge: Obama as a pragmatic democrat: What We Can Learn from His Presidency

17:45 - 19:45 Walking Tour through Cadiz

20:00 Dinner at Cathedral Square

Walks and Talks

25 May, Tuesday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 Session IV Perspectives on Dewey

Larry Hickman: A New Direction for Philosophy: John Dewey's Class Lectures
Nina Yulina: Contemporary Naturalism and the Naturalism of Dewey

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:30 Session V Perspectives on Democracy

John Ryder: Is Democracy Really So Important?
Alex Kremer: Rorty on Democracy

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Session VI Dewey and Rorty

Miklós Nyírõ: Dewey and Rorty on Education and Democracy
Christopher Voparil: Rorty and Dewey on Philosophy and Democracy: Toward a Fruitful Conversation

16:30 Free Time

19:30 Dinner at the Facultad de Filosofía Restaurant.

Walks and Talks

26 May, Wednesday

8:00 am Breakfast

8:45 - 10:45 Session VII Identity and Community

Kathleen Wallace: Identity, Responsibility and Community
Scott Pratt: Identity, Community and Power

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:15 Session VIII Challenges to Democracy

Ramon del Castillo: Bernstein and Habermas on the Democratic Ethos
Ramón Rodríguez Aguilera: Democracy within the Victory of the Market: A Pragmatic Transformation

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Excursion to Sevilla

20:00 Dinner

27 May, Thursday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 Session IX Transformation and Utopia

James Campbell: The Transformative Power of Democracy
Radim Šíp: Democracy: A Utopia

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:30 Session X On Art

Krystyna Wilkoszewska: How Art Helps To Share Our Experiences: Dewey's Approach
Lyubov Bugaeva: Dewey and Santayana on Visual Art

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Session XI Democracy and Citizenship

Gert-Rüdiger Wegmarshaus: The European Union between Multi-Level Representation and Citizens Participation: Can the Pragmatist Approach to Democracy Fix the Evils of EU-Bureaucracy?
Paul Thompson: Environmental Citizenship and Jeffersonian Democracy

16:30 Free Time

19:30 Dinner

Walks and Talks

28 May, Friday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 Session XII Current Issues 1

Philipp Dorstewitz: From Brownfield to Cultural Capital: The Idea of an "Urban Laboratory" Developed by Zeche Zollverein
Armen Marsoobian: The Moral Burden of Memory

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:30 Session XIII Moral Inquiry and Moral Perplexity

Richard Hart: Democracy and Moral Perplexity: Dewey, Addams and Steinbeck
Henrik Rydenfelt: Democracy and Moral Inquiry: A Response to Cheryl Misak

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Session XIV Current Issues 2

Gregory Fernando Pappas: A Deweyan Criticism of Recent Repressive Views of Democracy
Carlos Mougan: Democracy, Constitutionalism and Way of Life: A Deweyan Reading of R. Dworkin

16:30 Final Thoughts

19:30 Farewell Dinner

29 May, Saturday


Departure. Bon Voyage!

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