Peirce Research Group
Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), American scientist and philosopher, is considered the founder of semiotics and the father of pragmatism.
The purpose of the Peirce Research Group is to promote the knowledge and study of Peirce in Italy and to operate as a contact structure among Italian and foreign researchers.
Over the years, the Peirce Research Group has organized several cycles of seminars and workshops such as the series "Pragmatism and the Sciences", and "Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Practices".
The meetings aim to develop paths of theoretical reflection by placing the philosophical current of the so-called classical pragmatism at the center, in particular by enhancing its pluralist attitude, open to the dialogue with the sciences, and its constant attention to the dimension of the gestures, practices and habits of conduct.
From time to time the meetings, animated by a multidisciplinary spirit, will aim to place the pragmatist approach in a fruitful dialogue, on the one hand with other directions of thought characterized by a similar philosophy of practices in the declinations it has assumed in the contemporary age also in phenomenological or genealogical thinking. On the other hand, this approach will be brought into dialogue with the various disciplines of scientific thought, from social sciences to semiotics, from cognitivist studies to biology.
These cycles of meetings organized at the Philosophy Department of the State University of Milan are part of a broader project of a series of "permanent seminars" dedicated to pragmatist thought organized and coordinated by the Interuniversity Research Center “Pragmatismo, costruzione dei saperi e formazione”, with the participation of all the members of the aforementioned Center: in addition to the University of Milan, also the University of Roma Tre, the University of Naples "Federico II", the University of Molise, the University of Cagliari and the University of Perugia.