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Seventh International Conference

Society and Culture: Theory and Practice

June 4 – 8, 2012, Turda, Romania

The conference is generously supported by the Cyrus H. Holley Professorship in Applied Ethics at Bloomfield College, and the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University


3 June, Sunday

Arrival in Cluj-Napoca

Hotel Centrum
Str. Avram Iancu nr. 11
Turda, Jud. Cluj
Hotel Phone: +40 0264 315 220
Web: www.hotelturda.ro

Organizer's Mobile: +40 0728 989 090 (Claudia Rosca)
Organizer's Email: claudia_rosca_rita@yahoo.com
John's email: jryder6682@gmail.com; jryder@khazar.org

(Breakfasts are at hotel, Lunches and Dinners at Raşiu Center)

19:00 Welcome Dinner in Cluj (Belvedere Hotel)

22:00 Bus from Belvedere Hotel to Train Station, Airport and Turda; Check-in at Hotel Centrum


4 June, Monday

8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast

9:30 Short walk to Raşiu Center for Democracy

10:00 - 10:15 Welcoming Remarks: John Ryder and Indrei Raşiu

10:15 - 11:30 Keynote Address

Larry Hickman: Pragmatic Religion for Global Culture

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00 Session I Democracy in Practice

Indrei Raşiu: Discovering John Dewey by the Back Door - The Work of the Ratiu Democracy Center 2003 - 2012

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Session II Ecological Ethics

Jane Skinner: Seeking an Ethics of Ecological Responsibility within a Deweyan Perspective

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 Session III Local Democracy

Madalina Mocan: Can We Bailout Local Democracy?

17:00 Free Time

19:00 Dinner

Walks and Talks


5 June, Tuesday

8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 Session IV Democracy, Conflict, and Consensus

Leszek Koczanowicz: Beyond Consensus and Antagonism: A Pragmatist Concept of Democracy
John Ryder
: Democratic Theory: Interests and Antagonisms

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 - 13:30 Session V Jane Addams

Marilyn Fischer: Jane Addams's Pragmatist Reconstruction of Politics

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 17:00 Session VI Backgrounds of American Thought

Scott Pratt: Agency and Sovereignty in American Indian Philosophy
James Campbell: Abraham Lincoln and Pragmatism

17:00 Free Time

19:00 Dinner

Walks and Talks


6 June, Wednesday

8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast

Excursion Day!

10:00 Bus Departs from Hotel

Excursion in Cluj and (maybe) Babeº-Bolyai University

19:00 Dinner in Cluj

21:00 Return to Turda


7 June, Thursday

8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 Session VII Rorty and Art

Alex Kremer: Heidegger and Rorty (Philosophy-Politics-Art)
Richard Hart:
A Novel Advance in Morality: Rorty and Steinbeck

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 - 13:30 Session VIII Rorty and Science

Miklós Nyírõ: Incommensurability and Culture: Rorty's Account of the Sciences

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 17:00 Session IX Pragmatism and Practice

Ramón Rodríguez Aguilera: Democracy in the Global Crisis
Don Morse
: How Thought Can Change the World: Reflections on Dewey's Middle Period

17:00 Free Time

19:00 Dinner

Walks and Talks


8 June, Friday

8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 Session X Our Times

Armen Marsoobian: Constructing History: The Role of National Narratives in Democracy Building
Emil Višòovskı
: Pragmatism and Modernity

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 - 13:30 Session XI Pragmatism and Policy I

Carlos Mougán Rivero: Martha C. Nussbaum, John Dewey, and Education for Democratic Citizenship

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:00 Session XII Pragmatism and Policy II

Philip Dorstewitz: Evaluating Normative Frameworks for Policy Making - a Role for Pragmatist Philosophy

16:00 - 17:00 Open Session

17:00 Final Thoughts

19:00 Farewell Dinner - Barbecue in Center Courtyard


9 June, Saturday

Departure

3:30 am Absurdly Early Bus to Cluj Airport

8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast

10:30 am Second bus to Cluj and Cluj Airport

Bon Voyage!

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