CFP: The Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress

Submission deadline: February 1, 2013

Conference date(s):
July 16, 2014 - July 19, 2014

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Conference Venue:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, United States

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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 Many treasures still wait to be unearthed from the rich corpus of the published and unpublished manuscripts of this seminal American mind.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 philosophy.

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: [email protected]. For more information about the Centennial Congress, please see

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