Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pragmatism & Science Conference (2nd Call)

Call for Papers
July 19th-20th, 2009
The Center for Inquiry, Transnational
Amherst, NY

We are currently seeking papers addressing pragmatism and science. Papers may be on any aspect of pragmatism, pragmaticism, neo-pragmatism, or naturalism and one or more of the scientific disciplines (e.g. quantum mechanics; molecular biology; neuroendocrinology). We are especially interested in applications of new research to the tenets of pragmatism, as well as the application of pragmatic methods to problems arising in the sciences or philosophy of science. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are encouraged to submit original, previously unpublished papers.

Reading time should be around 20 minutes.

All papers should be sent to Papers should be prepared for blind review, and all papers should be sent in either .doc or .pdf format.

Deadline for submissions is: March 31st, 2009.

Keynote Speakers
John Bickle (University of Cincinnati)
Lawrence Cahoone (College of the Holy Cross)
Ron Giere (University of Minnesota)
Don Howard (University of Notre Dame)

The conference will also feature workshops for graduate students, interested faculty members, and independent scholars, which will be directed by John Shook (Center for Inquiry/University at Buffalo) and Ron Giere.

We are currently planning on publishing papers and roundtable discussions from the conference in an edited volume. Podcasts will also be made available of discussions and workshops.

Please direct any questions you have concerning the conference to:

Mark Dietrich Tschaepe
Naturalism Research Fellow
Assistant to the VP of Research
The Center for Inquiry - Transnational
3965 Rensch Road
Amherst, NY 14228

mtschaepe AT centerforinquiry DOT net

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