CEPF Conference in Wrocław – programme


Eighth International Conference

Pragmatist Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics

June 9 – 13, 2014

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS)

Wrocław, Poland

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


8 June, Sunday          Arrival in Wrocław

                                    Hotel: Hotel Vega, ul. Grabiszyńska 251
53-234 Wrocław

Hotel website: http://www.hotelvega.pl/en

Conference Venue: Uniwersity of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Faculty in Wroclaw, Wroclaw, ul. Ostrowskiego 30b


19:00                           Welcome Dinner in Wroclaw


9 June, Monday         Breakfast


8:40                             Walk to Meeting Site


9:00 – 9:15                  Welcoming Remarks


9:15 – 10:30                Keynote Address


                                                Richard Shusterman

Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and Contemporary Art


10:30 – 11:00              Coffee Break


11:00 – 13:00              Session I          Somaesthetics


Radim Šíp


Making It Somatic: Aesthetics as an Important Part of Acting and Inquiry

Leszek Koczanowicz

Clinical Pragmatism and  Somaesthetics


13:00 – 14:00              Lunch              Conference Venue


14:00 – 16:00              Session II       Pragmatism and Literature


Ramón Rodriguez


Poetry, Action and Thought: Has Anyone Read Juan Ramón Jiménez?


Richard Hart


Reading, Instruction and Pluralist Democracy: The Critical Pragmatism of Charles Johnson


16:00 – 16:30              Coffee Break


16:30 – 17:30              Session III       The Canon


Carlin Romano


America the Philosophical and the ‘American Philosophy’ Canon

17:30                           Free Time


19:00                           Dinner: “Welcome Pierogi Dinner”

Restaurant: Steinhaus Wrocław ul. Wlodkowica 11


Walks and Talks



10 June, Tuesday      Breakfast


9:00 – 11:00                Session IV      Art, Theory, and Action


Alexander Kremer


Art as Experience


Rebecca L Farinas


Art as Revolution: A Pluralistic Aesthetic of Inclusion


11:00 – 11:30              Coffee Break



11:30 – 13:30              Session V       Contemporary American Naturalism


Kathleen Wallace

Buchler’s Theory of Communication as Signifying Activity

Emil Visnovsky

Pragmatic Naturalism and Things in Heaven and Earth (Some Thoughts on John Ryder’s Thoughts)


13:30 – 15:00              Lunch              Conference Venue


15:00 – 17:00              Session VI      Enaction and Imagination


Lyubov Bugaeva

Enactivism and Pragmatism


Philipp Dorstewitz


Imagination in Action


17:00                           Free Time


18:00                           Dinner             Conference Venue


Drink at Dorota & Leszek Koczanowicz’s apartment: Wrocław ul. Rymarska 20/5 (half an hour walk from the conference venue)


11 June, Wednesday Breakfast


Excursion Day!


On Our Own in Wroclaw

18:00   screening: “Philosophy as a Way of Life — On Camera: Cinematic Encounters with Richard Shusterman”

Wroclaw Contemporary Museum: 2A Strzegomski Sq. 
53-681 Wrocław   http://muzeumwspolczesne.pl/mww/?lang=en


20:00                           Dinner: Restaurant “Pod Gryfami” address:  Rynek (Main Square) 2, 50-106 Wrocław



12 June, Thursday    Breakfast


9:00 – 11:00                Session VII       Aesthetics, Freedom, and Judgment


Roberta Dreon

Aesthetic, Pleasure and Happiness: Why Freedom is not Enough


John Ryder


Judgment and Art


11:00 – 11:30              Coffee Break


11:30 – 13:30              Session VIII      James and Mead


James Campbell


Pragmatism and Moral Growth: William James and the Question of Vivisection

Roman Madzia


Inquiry and the Primacy of the Aesthetic: The Concept of the Life-World in the Work of George H. Mead


13:30 – 15:00              Lunch                Conference Venue


15:00 – 17:00              Session IX         Ethics: Persons and Animals


Wojciech Malecki


Slaughtering Pigs While Protecting Koalas: Rorty on Non-Human Animals and Our Attitudes Toward Them


Donald Morse


Pragmatism, Suicide, and the Meaning of Life


17:00                           Free Time


18:00                           Dinner             Conference Venue


Walks and Talks



13 June, Friday         Breakfast


9:00 – 11:00                Session X          Muscles and Memory

Dorota Koczanowicz


Between Trauma and Satisfaction: Ambiguities of Muscle Memories


Armen Marsoobian


Memory, Commemoration and Community: Bridging the Divide of Contested Histories


11:00 – 11:30              Coffee Break


11:30 – 13:30              Session XI         Politics and Aesthetics


Kenneth Stikkers


Politics and the Aesthetics of Existence in the American Anarchist Tradition


Krzysztof Skowronski


Rortyan and Kantian Varieties of the Good Life in Democratic Culture: Discourses, Norms, and Axiological Points of Reference


13:30 – 15:00              Lunch              Conference Venue


15:00 – 17:00              Session XII     Pragmatism and Representationalism


Sami Pihlström


The Problem of Evil and Pragmatic Recognition


Miklós Nyírő


Some Notes on Anti-Representationalism


17:00                           Final Thoughts


19:00                           Farewell Dinner   Hotel Europeum, Wroclaw ul Kazimierza Wlk. 27a,