CFP: Pragmatism and Communication


University of Helsinki, 4-5 June, 2014.

Matters of communication have figured prominently in pragmatist thought, and pragmatism has also directly influenced communication scholarship. What roles does ‘communication’ actually play in pragmatisms of various stripes? What are the distinctive contributions of pragmatism to our understanding and study of communication?

This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to explore these and closely connected questions. The organisers welcome proposals for papers discussing any aspect of the relationship between pragmatism and communication, ranging from philosophical discussions of the nature and scope of communication to applications of pragmatist ideas in communication studies.

Organising committee: Mats Bergman, Aki Petteri Lehtinen, Henrik Rydenfelt. Co-organised by the research project Pragmatic Objectivity, with funding from the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation and the University of Helsinki, the Philosophy of Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association, the Nordic Pragmatism Network and the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

For more information and the full call for papers, please see the conference webpage.