CFP: Dewey and the Cognitive Sciences

CFP: Dewey and the Cognitive Sciences

Call For Papers: Dewey and the Cognitive Sciences

American University in Cairo, October 15-17, 2015

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Pragmatism is experiencing a resurgence, especially among scholars interested in the cognitive sciences. There is a burgeoning neuropragmatic movement, and prominent figures in embodied cognitive science recognize the relevance of pragmatism. This conference will attend specifically to the pragmatic philosophy and functional psychology of John Dewey and cognitive science. Papers examining intersections between Dewey and any area in the cognitive sciences are welcome, with slight preference for papers focusing on Dewey and situated, embodied, enactive and extended cognition.  Papers dealing with other figures in pragmatic and functional traditions are also welcome, but ideally these should connect in some way to Dewey’s thought and cognitive science.

An edited volume is tentatively planned, and conference papers will be invited for inclusion.

Note that the second day in this three-day conference will be set aside for organized sightseeing. Airport pick-up and drop-off in university vehicles will be arranged, and efforts will be made to lodge participants with AUC faculty who can help supply a fuller Cairo experience. The registration fee of 100 U.S. dollars will cover costs associated with sightseeing, airport transportation and so on.  Efforts will be made to help with planning for those wishing to extend their stay in Egypt.


Interested scholars from philosophy, psychology, cognitive science and other relevant disciplines are invited to submit abstracts of 500 to 750 words by July 20, 2015 to Matthew Crippen at crippenm-CRhKQz+BfNz2fBVCVOL8/ and  We hope to give each participant 45 minutes to present.


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