Friday, November 30, 2012

CFP: Peirce Centennial Conference

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of C. S. Peirce,
The Charles S. Peirce Society and the Peirce Foundation invite the
submission of new papers and panel proposals for the *Charles S. Peirce
International Centennial Congress*, to be held on *July 16-19, 2014* at the
University of Massachusetts Lowell. The general theme of the congress is
Invigorating Philosophy for the 21st Century. Confirmed plenary speakers
include Susan Haack, Christopher Hookway, Nathan Houser, Cheryl Misak,
Nicholas Rescher, Claudine Tiercelin, and Fernando Zalamea.

Peirce was one of the most creative and versatile intellectual figures of
the last two centuries. Although his genius went largely unrecognized
during his lifetime, his work has exerted a considerable influence on the
development of philosophy and many other disciplines. In addition to his
acknowledged role as one of the pioneers of pragmatism, formal logic, and
philosophical sign theory, Peirce made ground-breaking contributions to
mathematics, experimental psychology, cosmology, cartography,
historiography, and the emerging field of computer science. Many treasures
still wait to be unearthed from the rich corpus of the published and
unpublished manuscripts of this seminal American mind.

The aim of the Centennial Congress is to advance scholarship on all aspects
of Peirce’s thought and biography, and to investigate the relevance and
potential of his philosophy for the 21st century – for contemporary
philosophical debates and beyond. The organizers welcome interdisciplinary
submissions and contributions from scholars in disciplines other than

*The deadline for submission of panel proposals is February 1st, 2013. *
*The deadline for submission of papers is September 1st, 2013. *

These are firm deadlines. For complete instructions on submission of papers
and panel proposals, please consult the full Call for Papers at

All submissions (papers and panel proposals) must be in English. However,
participants will be given the option to present their contributions at the
Congress in a language other than English if they prefer.

Submissions and all other correspondence related to the program of the
Congress should be sent to:

For more information about the Centennial Congress, please see

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