CFP: Pragmatism and Realism; 6.-9.6.2011, Helsinki


--A case of mere homonymy or identifiable common commitments?

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
6-9 June 2011

The conference aims at exploring the relations different philosophical positions referred to as “realism” may have to each other. This question will be explored both from a historical perspective, focussing on the Middle Ages and Modernity, and from a systematic perspective based on contemporary debates.

The first conference days (6-8 June) are reserved for invited presentations. On the final day (9 June) the Nordic Pragmatism Network organizes a one-day follow-up symposium on “Pragmatism and Realism”, concentrating on the issue of realism with an emphasis on the philosophical tradition of pragmatism.

A tentative conference programme is available at

Call for papers

The Nordic Pragmatism Network invites paper proposals to the workshop "Pragmatism and Realism" arranged as part of the conference. The deadline for abstracts of 150-300 words is (already) 1 April, 2011.

As a part of the Nordic Pragmatism Network’s efforts to increase student mobility, travel costs of young scholars studying or working at a Nordic university can be covered by the Network’s funds. For more information and the full call for papers, see the conference webpage at

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Best regards,
Henrik Rydenfelt

Nordic Pragmatism Network