Helsinki conference: Pragmatism and Communication – program now online!

Tuesday, 3 June

14.00-14.10 Opening words
14.10-14.50 John Durham Peters & Benjamin Peters
Norbert Wiener as Pragmatist
14.50-15.30 Sami Pihlström (University of Helsinki / University of Jyväskylä)
Ultrapragmatist Media Philosophy
15.30-16.00 Break
16.00-16.40 Jocelyne Arquembourg (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)
What Do Emotions Do? A Pragmatist Approach to the Role of Emotions in Media Events
16.40-17.20 Aki Petteri Lehtinen (University of Helsinki)
Pragmatic Objectivity: Journalism as Communicative Activity
17.20-18.00 Henrik Rydenfelt (University of Helsinki):
A Pragmatic Method for Media Ethics


Wednesday, 4 June

10.00-10.40 Kathleen A. Wallace (Hofstra University)
Communication as Signifying Activity
10.40-11.20 Roman Madzia (University of Koblenz-Landau)
Communication and Self-Awareness: An Embodied Challenge to Radically Intersubjectivist Theories of the Self
11.20-12.00 Lenart Skof (University of Primorska)
Ethical Temporality and Interiority in G.H. Mead’s Philosophy
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.10 Ignacio Redondo (International University of La Rioja)
Mediation, History, and Ethics: A Transcendentalist View of Communicative Pragmatism through the Works of Peirce, Royce, and James
14.10-14.50 Mats Bergman (University of Helsinki)
Universes of Discourse
14.50-15.30 Michael L. Raposa (Lehigh University)
Pragmatism, Empiricism, and the Ideal of a Communicative Rationality
15.30-16.00 Break
16.00-16.40 Javier Gonzáles de Prado Salas (University of Southampton)
Defeasibility, Inferentialism and Communication
16.40-17.20 Meredith Plug (Trinity College Dublin):
Autistic Speakers’ Score-Keeping Practices: A Challenge of Brandom’s Inferential Role Semantics
17.20-18.00 TBA


Thursday, 5 June

10.00-10.40 Robert T. Craig (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Practical Disciplines: Praxis, Inquiry, Metadiscourse
10.40-11.20 Johan Siebers (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
The Hegelian Bacillus”
11.20-12.00 Eli Dresner (Tel Aviv University)
“Habermas comes later”: Davidson and Buber
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.10 Klaus Bruhn Jensen (University of Copenhagen)
Two Pragmatisms: Habermas and Rawls on Justice
14.10-14.50 Jason Hannan (University of Winnipeg)
Justice Implicit: The Pragmatism of Amartya Sen
14.50-15.30 Maria Hegbloom (Bridgewater State University)
Dewey, Contingency and the Problem of Democracy
15.30-16.00 Break
16.00-16.40 Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (University of Helsinki / Tallinn University of Technology)
Icons in Scientific Discovery and Communication
16.40-17.20 Merja Bauters (Aalto University)
Physical Artefacts, Indices and Experience in Communication

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