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AISB event Bulletin Item

International Conference Applying Peirce

        	            APPLYING PEIRCE

    An International Conference on Peirce's Thought and Its

                 	  11-13 June 2007
 		      University of Helsinki, Finland
      Organized in conjunction with the 9th World Congress
      of the International Association of Semiotic Studies.


                 Up-to date information
             on the conference will be found at



The Program Committee cordially invites papers on any topic in
accordance with the theme of the conference. The Committee is
especially interested in proposals that explore the applicability
of Peirce's thought to current questions and problems in various

The conference will include special sessions on Peirce and

 * logic
 * abductive reasoning
 * communication and rhetoric

Other suitable topics include the use and applicability of Peirce's
thought in

 * contemporary philosophical debates
 * mathematics
 * artificial intelligence
 * cognitive science
 * linguistics
 * literary studies
 * the study of fine arts and design
 * physics
 * biology
 * psychology
 * sociology
 * anthropology

Keynote and plenary speakers include Nathan Houser (Peirce Edition Project,
IUPUI) and Jaakko Hintikka (Boston University). In addition to contributed
papers, the Conference will include invited talks, special sessions and a
workshop on the editing of Peirce's writings.


Deadline for abstracts of 300-500 words is 15 February 2007. Submissions
are  made electronically by email attachment to,
and  must include two files:

 * A file titled Abstract, including the title and abstract of the paper,
 set up for anonymous review.
 * A separate file titled Author including the title and author
 information, including email address. Please include a note on any AV needs
 you may have in this file.
 The file formats .pdf, .rtf and .doc are preferable. You will be sent a
 confirmation note after your submission has been received. If you have not
 received a confirmation in seven days after your submission, please resend,
 if possible, using an alternative email address.

 All persons making a submission will be notified of the acceptance to the
 Conference program by 31 March 2007.


 Vincent Colapietro (Chair)
 Andr De Tienne
 Leila Haaparanta
 Risto Hilpinen
 Robert Innis
 Jrgen Dines Johansen
 Lorenzo Magnani
 Cheryl Misak
 Ilkka Niiniluoto
 Jaime Nubiola
 Mara Lucia Santaella
 John Sowa


 Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Chair)
 Henrik Rydenfelt (Secretary)
 Merja Bauters
 Mats Bergman
 Erkki Kilpinen
 Tarja Knuuttila
 Pentti Mttnen
 Sami Paavola
 Sami Pihlstrm

 The conference is arranged by the Helsinki Peirce Research Centre and
 sponsored by the Charles S. Peirce Society and the Philosophical Society of
 Finland. For more information, please email to
 Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Department of Philosophy; P.O. Box 9, FIN-00014;
 University of Helsinki; Finland).