Tapahtumat vuodelle 2006

2006 C.S. Peirce Essay Contest


Sponsored by The Charles S. Peirce Society


Topic: Any topic on or related to the work of Charles Sanders Peirce.

Length: Papers should not exceed the length of an average journal article. The presentation of the winning submission at the annual meeting cannot exceed 30 minutes reading time.

Open to: Graduate students and persons who have held a Ph.D. or its equivalent for no more than seven years.

Awards: $500 cash prize; presentation at the Society's annual meeting (held in conjunction with the Eastern APA); possible publication in the Society's Transactions.


Advice to Essay Contest Entrants: Winning entries must make a genuine contribution to the literature on Peirce. Entrants are therefore advised to become familiar with the major currents of work on Peirce to date, and to take care in their submissions to locate their views in relation to published material that bears directly on their topic. Very often, the development of Peirce's philosophical positions will need to be mentioned explicitly; as even submissions which focus on a single stage in that development can benefit from noting the stage on which they are focusing in reference to other phases of Peirce's treatment of the topic under consideration. This does not express a bias toward chronological studies of Peirce's thought, only an insistence on a chronologically informed understanding of whatever topic is explored. Moreover, contestants are encouraged to relate, even if only summarily or briefly, Peirce's treatment of a topic with contemporary discussions of the matter being considered. Establishing the relevance of Peirce's thought to the ongoing debates in contemporary philosophy and indeed other disciplines is here a desideratum.

We do not require but strongly encourage, where appropriate, citation of The Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition. Ideally, citation of texts found in both the Collected Papers and The Writings should be to both CP and W.


Deadline: 30 September 2006

Submissions should be prepared for blind evaluation.




Electronic copies (Word for Windows or RTF files preferred) to: Prof. Mark Migotti -- mailto:


Print copies to:
The Charles S. Peirce Society
Department of Philosophy
Park Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260

Departure for Modern Europe - Philosophy between 1400 and 1700/Aufbruch ins moderne Europa - Philosophie zwischen 1400 und 1700/Départ vers l'Europe moderne - La philosophie entre 1400 et 1700


Essen, Haus der Technik, 26 - 30 March 2007


The /European Society for Early Modern Philosophy / Europäische Gesellschaft für frühneuzeitliche Philosophie e.V. / Société européenne pour les débuts de la philosophie moderne (ESEMP)/ is a European forum for scholars and scientific institutions, investigating early modern philosophy within its European context.


From March 26th to March 30th 2007 the ESEMP organises its first international congress in cooperation with the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) in Essen.


The congress will look back upon theories of modernization in the last decades. The intention is to take stock of those tendencies for a departure for modernity, which by now have become the subject of different disciplines - a fragmentation that was alien to early modern thought. In which areas do the sciences or philosophy reflecting them pursue certain linear paths of development leading to modernity (comprehensively understood)? And where does it remain committed to tradition? Are their roots really - as has often been suggested - a kind of inner logic guiding this process of e.g. economization mechanization, secularization, individualizing, mechanization of the understanding of nature, deteleologization of the ethics, neutralization of the state etc.?


It is the intention of the congress to survey the state of research in this field and to open up new perspectives in twenty panels and five workshops.


For your contribution the organizer requests either an abstract clarifying the scope and aims of the paper and its central theses, which should not exceed 5000 characters, or a complete paper inclu­ding an abstract. The reading time should not exceed 30 minutes.


Both kinds of contribution have to be sent only electronically as RTF file (Times New Roman, 12 pts, 1,5 lines, specification of Name, affiliation, mail and email address) until September 30th 2006 to


Provisory profiles of the sections and workshops as well as further information on the invited papers can be found under http://www.kongress.esemp.de  


Organizer: ESEMP

(President: Prof. Dr. Hubertus Busche; Secretary: Dr. Stefan Hessbrüggen-Walter)


If you should have any questions about the ESEMP congress in general, please send an e-mail to


or a letter:


ESEMP Kongreßbüro
FernUniversität in Hagen
Institut für Philosophie
Universitätsstr. 41
D-58084 Hagen

Adorno and Literature

PE 15.9.2006 10:00 - 16:00

Kansainvälinen symposiumi, Pinni A1078.

Järjestäjänä Englantilainen filologia.

David Cunningham (Englannin kieli, Westminsterin yliopisto, UK)
Marika Enwald (Filosofia, Tampereen yliopisto)
Nigel Mapp (Englantilainen filologia, Tampereen yliopisto)
Stewart Martin (Filosofia, Middlesexin yliopisto, UK)
Olli-Pekka Moisio (Filosofia, Jyväskylän yliopisto)

Tommi Kakko (Englantilainen filologia, Tampereen yliopisto)
Ilmari Kortelainen (Filosofia, Tampereen yliopisto)

10.00–12.00 Why Adorno?
Esittely ja keskeiset kysymykset.
12.00–13.00 Lounas
13.00–15.00 Adorno and Literature
David Cunningham: Adorno and Contemporary Literature Studies
Marika Enwald: (otsikko avoin)
Stewart Martin: Adorno, Aesthetics, Language
15.00–16.00 Viiniä ja juustoa.

David Cunninghamin ja Nigel Mappin toimittaman Adorno and Literature -teoksen julkistaminen.

Seminaarista verkossa: http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/kielet/yht/tutkimus/adorno&literature.html


An international symposium, University of Tampere, 7-8 September 2006, 10.00.- 18.00. Paavo Koli hall.

The symposium is organized by the project on The Nature of Philosophical Knowledge.

Thursday 7th of September:

10.15. Leila Haaparanta (University of Tampere): Opening words
10.20. Peter H. Hare (State University of New York at Buffalo): “Philosophic and Poetic Knowledge”

12.00. Lunch

13.30. Erna Oesch (University of Tampere): “The Nature of Philosophical Knowledge: The Challenge of the Hermeneutic Tradition”
14.15. Marika Enwald (University of Tampere): “The Nature of Philosophy from the Perspective of the Ethics of Finitude”

15.00. Coffee

15.30. Leila Haaparanta (University of Tampere): “The Method of Intuition in the Programme of Pure Philosophy”
16.15. Henning Peucker (University of Köln): “Husserl’s Epistemological Foundation of Formal Sciences”

17.00. Short break

17.15. Mirja Hartimo (University of Tampere): “Logic in Husserlian Phenomenology”

18.30. Social gathering in Restaurant Tillikka

Friday 8th of September 2006:

10.15. E.J. Lowe (Durham University): “Metaphysical Realism, Essentialism, and the Grounds of Modal Knowledge”

12.00. Lunch

13.30. Heikki J. Koskinen (University of Helsinki): ”Notes on the Possibility of Naturalized Metaphysics”
14.15. Sami Pihlström (University of Tampere): “The Return of Metaphysics? – Problems with Metaphysics as a Philosophical Discipline”

15.00. Coffee

15.30. Petri Räsänen (University of Tampere): ”Kant’s Hermeneutics and the Idea of Philosophy as a Discipline”
16.15. Oskari Kuusela (University of Helsinki): ”Wittgenstein: Philosophy Without Theses”

17. 00. Short break

17.15. Timo Vuorio (University of Tampere): ”Discipline or Playground – Rorty’s Challenge Revisited”