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October 17-18, 2018: Workshop: Pragmatism and Evolutionism

Pragmatism and Evolutionism

Seminars on Pragmatism and the Sciences


Pragmatism and Evolutionism


17-18 ottobre 2018


Aule 517 e 113 del Settore didattico di Via Festa del Perdono e Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano


Session 1 - 17th October

Chair: Andrea Borghini (University of Milan).

Room 517

14,30 – 14,50:

Welcome Address by Rossella Fabbrichesi (University of Milan) and Introduction by Andrea Parravicini (University of Milan) and Maria Regina Brioschi (University of Milan).

14,50 – 15,30:
Trevor Pearce (University of North Carolina at Charlotte): Pragmatist Logic: Evolution, Experiment, and Inquiry.

15,30 – 16,10:
Chiara Ambrosio (UCL London): Peirce and Whewell on the Genesis of Ideas.

16,10 – 16,40:  Coffee break.

Room Enzo Paci

16,40 – 17,20:
Mats Bergman (University of Helsinki): Interpretation, Interadjustment, and Habit-change: On Some Developmental Strands in Peirce’s Late Pragmatism.

17,20 – 18,00:
Claudia Cristalli (UCL London): Opening discussion. Questions and answers.

Session 2 - 18th October

Chair: Andrea Guardo (University of Milan).

Room 113

9,30 – 10,10:
Thierry Hoquet (Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin): Another ‘Mystery of Mysteries’: The Origin of Variation.

10,10 – 10,50:
Guido Baggio (University of Roma Tre): Evolution and Emergence. Conwy Lloyd Morgan and George Herbert Mead.

10,50 – 11,10: Coffee break.

11,10 – 11,50:
Carmine Di Martino (University of Milan): Reckoning with Mead. Gesture, Voice, and Symbol.

11,50 – 12,30:
Michela Bella (University of Roma Tre): Opening discussion. Questions and answers.


Organized in collaboration with Associazione Pragma and the Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario "Pragmatismo - Costruzione di saperi - Formazione"

Scientific Committee: Rossella Fabbrichesi (rossella.fabbrichesi@unimi.it) e Andrea Parravicini (andrea.parravicini@unimi.it)


The lectures will be held in English.

Participation is strongly recommended to students of the Doctoral School in Philosophy and Human Sciences.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

17 October 2018
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