|TOWARDS AN ANALYTIC PRAGMATISM - CALL FOR PAPERS
Workshop on Bob Brandom's recent Philosophy of
Genoa April 20-23 2009
papers: .doc & .pdf
CALL FOR PAPERS
A Workshop on Brandom's Analytic Pragmatism, and its links to
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
In his 2006 John Locke Lectures, Robert Brandom sets the basis for a
view of language whose aim is to reconcile classical pragmatism
with the semantic tradition of analytic philosophy. The fundamental
idea of Analytic Pragmatism is to investigate the relations between
meaning and use in terms of two distinctive pragmatic features: what
sorts of practices and abilities one has to possess in order to count
as saying something meaningful; and what one needs to say in order to
specify those very practices and abilities.
Analytic pragmatism shares with
inferentialism the idea that logical, modal, normative, and intentional
vocabularies express a meaning, which is already implicit in material,
rather than formal inferences; but, it also provides new insights about
empiricism, naturalism, and functionalism in epistemology and their
The workshop will focus on the core aspects
of Brandom’s latest work, and more generally on topics
related to inferentialism, pragmatism, philosophy of language and
Main reference: R. Brandom, Between saying and
doing. Towards an Analytic Pragmatism Oxford University Press, 2008
The workshop will be preceded by a one-day tutorial focusing
on the main lines of Brandom's work. The following days
will be dedicated to the contributed papers and lectures by Bob
Brandom, who will attend the workshop, discuss the papers, and
present three talks.
Those who wish to present a paper, must send an abstract to
<firstname.lastname@example.org> by December
Abstract must be between 5000 and 7000 characters long and anonymous
for a blind review. Identifying information, including the author's
name, title of the presentation, home institution and e-mail address
must be in the accompanying letter. Abstracts should state the
thesis and present the outline of the argument, along with a short
A notice of acceptance will be sent by February
The final version of the papers should be ready by
the end of March 2009.
Each speaker will have 25 minutes for the
presentation, and 15 minutes for discussion.
Free Accommodation will be granted to contributors (and possibly to
some PhD students who wish to participate without presenting a paper).
There is no registration fee for those interested in
attending the workshop.
Please, send a request along with a curriculum to Cristina Amoretti