Conference: Pragmatism, 4E Cognitive Science, and the Sociality of Human Conduct

International Conference

Pragmatism, 4E Cognitive Science, and the Sociality of Human Conduct



Roberto FREGA (CNRS / Institut Marcel Mauss)

Pierre STEINER (Université de Technologie de Compiègne – Sorbonne Universités / COSTECH)

With the financial support of  CNRS (AMI « CONNEX »)



 Wednesday, December 7th
EHESS, Salle 8 – 105, Bd.
Raspail, 75006 Paris


9h−9h15 Welcome speech

9h15–10h15 Mark Johnson, University of Oregon, US, “Pragmatism and 7-E cognition”

Coffee Break

10h45–11h30 Martin Weichold, Universität Regensburg, Germany, “Enacting the moral self.  Combining Mead’s pragmatism with enactivist cognitive science”
11h30–12h30 Roman Madzia, Universität Erfurt, Germany, “The Humble genius: On the cognitive role of the human hand from the pragmatist viewpoint”


14h−14h45 Jing He, East China Normal University, Shanghaï, China, “Acting jointly as a 


group: singular or plural?”
14h45–15h30 Philip McReynolds, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, US, “When a body meets a body: Autopoiesis, corporeal choice, and social cognition”

Coffee Break

16h–17h Jean-Michel Roy, Ecole Normale Supérieure – LSH, Lyon, France, TBA

Thursday, December 8th
CNRS, Salle KS1-2603, Rue Michel-Ange 75016 Paris
9h30−10h30 Matthias Jung, Universität Koblenz – Landau, Germany, “Beyond skillful coping – Situations and social ideals”
10h30−11h30 Italo Testa, Università di Parma, Italy, “Habit ontology and the dual mode of social interaction”
Coffee Break
12h–12h45 Shannon Sullivan, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, US “Emotion and knowledge: William James and the fifth “E” for 4E cognitive science”
14h15–15h  Kelvin J.Booth, Thompson Rivers University, Canada,Embodied cognition, sociality, and the logic of inquiry”
15h−15h45  Matteo Santarelli (Università degli studi del Molise, Italy) & Alessandro Talia (Universität Heidelberg, Germany), ““Mentalizing” into context: a pragmatic approach to developmental psychology”
Coffee Break
16h15–17h Sabine Collardey, Ecole Normale Supérieure – LSH, Lyon, France, “Pragmatist insights in accounts of collective actions”
17h–17h45 Matthew Crippen, American University in Cairo, Aegypt, “Pragmatism and cognitive science: Experience, culture and history”


Friday, December 9th

EHESS, Amphitheatre F. Furet – 105, Bd. Raspail, 75006 Paris

9h−10h Fausto Caruana (Università degli Studi di Parma) “Emotional expressions: from brain stimulation to pragmatism”
10h−11h  Charles Lenay, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France, “Dynamical schemes for social cognition”
Coffee Break
11h30–12h30 Tibor Solymosi, “The cultural politics of the brain”

Attendance to the conference is free, but preliminary registration is mandatory for security reasons: no admission will be possible without previous registration. To register, send an email to the organizers at least one week in advance – /