Friday, May 21, 2010

Sixth International Conference. Democracy: A Pragmatist Approach. May 24 – 28, 2010, Cádiz, Spain

The conference is generously supported by the Cyrus H. Holley Professorship in Applied Ethics at Bloomfield College, the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University, the Consejería de
Economía, Innovación y Ciencia ( Junta de Andalucia), the Project research “La calidad de la democracia” CSO2008-06525-C02-02/CPOL. ( Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) and the University of Cádiz.

23 May, Sunday

Arrival at Conference Venue

Hotel Senator

C/ Rubio y Diaz, 1 (Plaza de San Agustín)

11004 Cádiz

John's Mobile: 1-518-791-7916

John's email:

Carlos´s Mobile: 00 34 627928166

Conference center

Aulario La Bomba. Room nº 2.

All lunches will be served at the Facultad de Filosofía

20:00 Welcome Dinner (Hosted by the Americans)

24 May, Monday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 Keynote Address

Herman Saatkamp

Santayana: Naturalism, Democracy and Values

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Session I Creative Democracy as a Way of Life

Emil Višòovský

Creative Democracy and Civic Culture

Charlene Haddock-Seigfried

Democracy as a Way of Life

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 16:00 Session II Pragmatism and Democracy

Don Morse

Democracy as a Way of Life and Death: Rethinking

Pragmatism's Democratic Vision

Tigran Epoyan

Santayana, Pragmatism and Democracy

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30 Session III Pragmatism in Practice

Michael Eldridge

Obama as a pragmatic democrat: What We Can Learn

from His Presidency

17:45 – 19:45 Walking Tour through Cadiz

20:00 Dinner at Cathedral Square

Walks and Talks

25 May, Tuesday

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session IV Perspectives on Dewey

Larry Hickman

A New Direction for Philosophy: John Dewey's Class Lectures

Nina Yulina

Contemporary Naturalism and the Naturalism of Dewey

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session V Perspectives on Democracy

John Ryder

Is Democracy Really So Important?

Alex Kremer

Rorty on Democracy

13:30 – 14:30Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Session VI Dewey and Rorty

Miklós Nyírõ

Dewey and Rorty on Education and Democracy

Christopher Voparil

Rorty and Dewey on Philosophy and Democracy:

Toward a Fruitful Conversation

16:30 Free Time

19:30 Dinnerat the Facultad de Filosofía Restaurant.

Walks and Talks

26 May, Wednesday

8:00 am Breakfast

8:45 – 10:45 Session VIII dentity and Community

Kathleen Wallace

Identity, Responsibility and Community

Scott Pratt

Identity, Community and Power

10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:15 Session VIII Challenges to Democracy

Ramon del Castillo

Bernstein and Habermas on the Democratic Ethos

Ramón Rodríguez Aguilera

Democracy within the Victory of the Market: A Pragmatic Transformation

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Excursion to Sevilla

20:00 Dinner

27 May, Thursday

8:00 amBreakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session IX Transformation and Utopia

James Campbell

The Transformative Power of Democracy

Radim Šíp

Democracy: A Utopia

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session X On Art

Krystyna Wilkoszewska

How Art Helps To Share Our Experiences: Dewey's Approach

Lyubov Bugaeva

Dewey and Santayana on Visual Art

13:30 – 14:30Lunch

Lyubov Bugaeva

Dewey and Santayana on Visual Art

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Session XI Democracy and Citizenship

Gert-Rüdiger Wegmarshaus

The European Union between Multi-Level

Representation and Citizens Participation:

Can the Pragmatist Approach to Democracy Fix the Evils of EU-Bureaucracy?

Paul Thompson

Environmental Citizenship and Jeffersonian Democracy

16:30 Free Time

19:30 Dinner

Walks and Talks

28 May Friday

8:00 amBreakfast

9:00 – 11:00 Session XII Current Issues 1

Philipp Dorstewitz

From Brownfield to Cultural Capital:

The Idea of an “Urban Laboratory” Developed by Zeche Zollverein

Armen Marsoobian

The Moral Burden of Memory

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session XIIIMoral Inquiry and Moral Perplexity

Richard Hart

Democracy and Moral Perplexity: Dewey, Addams and Steinbeck

Henrik Rydenfelt

Democracy and Moral Inquiry: A Response to Cheryl Misak

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 Session XIV Current Issues 2

Gregory Fernando Pappas

A Deweyan Criticism of Recent Repressive Views of Democracy

Carlos Mougan

Democracy, Constitutionalism and Way of Life:

A Deweyan Reading of R. Dworkin

16:30 Final Thoughts

19:30 Farewell Dinner

29 May, Saturday


Departure. Bon Voyage!

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