Central European Pragmatist Forum - Bratislava, Budapest, Praha, Warszawa, Wien (www.cepf.sk)

Board of Directors

Emil Visnovsky
co-chair, Slovakia
Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Comenius University
Šafárikovo nám. 6
818 01 Bratislava

John Ryder
co-chair, USA
Provost, American University of Malta, Triq Dom Mintoff Bormla, BML 1013, Malta jryder6682@gmail.com

James Campbell

Scott L. Pratt

Roberta Dreon

Krystyna Wilkoszewska

Leszek Koczanowicz

Alexander Kremer

Sami Pihlstrom

Lyubov Bugaeva

Radim Šíp
Czech Republic

Carlos Mougan

Jane Skinner
South Africa

Lubomir Dunaj




CEPF Draft Program 2018

Tenth International Conference

Conversations Across Borders

June 4 - 8, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

The Central European Pragmatist Forum is grateful for the support of the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University.

3 June, Sunday

Arrival in Prague



Prague City Hotel
Štítného 13
reception: 00420 222 782 483
cell phone: 00420 724 871 631

Residence Bene
Dlouhá 48
Reception: 00420 222 313 171

Don Giovanni
Vinohradská 157a
Reception: 00420 267 031 111

Conference Venue:

Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy, Jilská n°1

Contact Information:

Karolina Sedivcova: karol.sedivcova@gmail.com

Martin Svantner: svantner.m@seznam.cz

John Ryder: +35679801116

(Breakfasts are at the hotels)

19:00 Welcome Reception in Prague: (Kavárna Adria)
The Adria Palace is located on Jungmann square, a few steps from Můstek station. Pickup from hotels at 18:30.

4 June, Monday


8:30 Walk to Meeting Site: From all our hotels it takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach the conference room. The first conference day (June 4th), we will be picked from each hotel and shown how to reach the conference site.

9:00 - 9:30 Welcoming Remarks

Emil Visnovsky
John Ryder

House Keeping

Karolina Sedivcova
Martin Svantner

9:30 - 11:00 The Michael Eldridge Lecture

Rosa Calcaterra: Feelings and Reasons in Communication. Signposts for the Epistemology of the Self and Recognition of Others

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session I Social Justice

Chris Voparil: Social Justice Pragmatism: Toward a Working Program

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Location TBA

14:30 - 16:30 Session II Rorty’s Legacies

Rich Hart: Rorty and the Divided States of America

Emil Visnovsky: Rorty in Conversation with Czech Intellectuals

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Session III Fragments

Kathleen Wallace: Intersectionality and Fragments

19:00 Dinner: Location TBA

Walks and Talks

5 June, Tuesday


8:30 - 10:30 Session IV Experience

Roberta Dreon: John Ryder, Making Our Way: An Outline of a Theory of Experience. A Reading

Lyubov Bugaeva: Experience. Language, and Narrative

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00 Session V Conflict and Dialogue

David Hildebrand: Reasoning Across Borders: Pragmatic Proposals for Pluralistic Conflict

Hans-Herbert Kögler: The Utopian Potential of Cosmopolitan Dialogue for Global Public Reaso

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Location TBA

14:30 - 16:30 Session VI Pragmatism and China

Carlin Romano: Hu Shih, Dewey, Pragmatism, and Confucianism

Lubomir Dunaj: Between Pragmatism and Chinese Thought

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Session VII Borders and Mind

Jane Skinner: A Consideration of Some Neglected Borders of the Mind

19:00 Dinner Location TBA

Walks and Talks

6 June, Wednesday

Free Day

On Our Own in Prague - Enjoy!

Dinner on Your Own

7 June, Thursday


9:00 - 11:00 Session VIII Pragmatism and Its History

James Campbell: Robert Pollack’s Influence on John McDermott

Karolina Sedivcova and Michal Karla: Prolegomena to a History of Pragmatism

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 Session IX Political Categories

John Ryder: The Shifting Borders of Political Categories

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Location TBA

14:30 - 16:30 Session X Ethos, Ethics, and Democracy

Carlos Mougan: Scientific Research Ethics and Democratic Ethos: A Pragmatist View

Brendan Hogan: The Work of Social Inquiry: Labor as a Site of Epistemic Democracy

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Session XI Body

Martin Svantner: Sounding Body Semiosis: ‘keep your ears closed and let your eyes listen’

19:00 Dinner Location TBA

Walks and Talks

8 June, Friday


8:30 - 10:30 Session XII Identity and the Americas

Rebecca Farinas: Alain Locke’s Moonlit Values: Transversing Boundaries of Race, Gender, and Identity

Gregory Pappas: An Inter-American Approach to Injustices

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00 Session XIII Rationality

Alexander Scerbak: The Pragma-Dialectic Model as a Practical Method of Rational Discussion

Scott Pratt: On the Border: Decolonizing Natural Logic

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Location TBA

14:30 - 16:30 Session XIV Selves and Societies

Armen Marsoobian: The Social Self and Social Death: Rethinking the Crimes Against Humanity

Alex Kremer: The ‘Melting Pot’ Metaphor and the Question of Immigrants in Dewey and Rorty

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00 Session XV Agency

Philipp Dorstewitz: Agency, the Blind Spot in Pragmatist Theory

18:00 Final Thoughts

19:00 Farewell Dinner Location TBA

9 June, Saturday



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