History, Objectives and Target Audience

The 13th International Meeting on Pragmatism (IMP), between November 7 and 10, 2011, is held annually since 1998. The event is organized by the Center for Pragmatism Studies (CPS) of PUC-SP, and is regarded as a major international reference for research, debates and dissemination of papers on the philosophical current called pragmatism, emphasizing the classic pragmatism that emerged in the United States in the 19th Century, but not losing sight of contemporary approaches on it. The Meetings have also fostered a prolific dialogue with the History of Philosophy in the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy of language and semiotics, ethics and aesthetics.

Bilingual abstracts of all communications and lectures are published in print and on the website of the Center for Pragmatism Studies. Authors may also submit full papers for publication in two journals edited by the CPS. COGNITIO: Revista de Filosofia (ISSN 1518 7187), and COGNITIO-ESTUDOS: Revista Eletrônica de Filosofia (ISSN 1809 8428),.

The 13th International Meeting on Pragmatism will host 11 lectures given by world-renowned researchers, invited to the event. The communications sessions will have approximately 40 selected communications. Under a structure tested and approved in previous events, all lectures will have a guest commentator.

In a strict sense, the event is aimed at philosophy professors and graduate and students; in a wider sense, at professors and graduate students in related fields, as well as graduate students of philosophy and humanities.


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