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15.–17.3.2012 Conference: Mind in Motion and the Body of the Sign – Peirce’s Semiotical Pragmatism

CONFERENCE: Mind in Motion and the Body of the Sign –
Peirce’s Semiotical Pragmatism

VENUE: HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN
UNTER DEN LINDEN 6, 10099 BERLIN, ROOM 3031, HELMHOLTZ-SAAL
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MARCH 15–17, 2012

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Peirce developed a concept of mind that was designed to connect ideas, diagrams and pictures in mental processes generating propositions, meaning and interpretations. But he switched from the option that mind in general and cognition in particular is best understood by a semiotics of thought-signs to an explanation by some particular logical sign system, e.g. the existential graphs. Of course, this is neither a contradiction nor an exclusive alternative. For, much depends on what aspect of mental processes he wanted to understand, whether he described logical relations or the material qualities of individual signs. However, one of the point of Peirce’s semiotics of mental processes is that both aspects, process relations and material qualities, have to be embodied semiotically. In a number of ways, not only by inventing the type / token distinction Peirce makes embodiment both of material quality and of relations between signs the core of his semiotics and his approach to mind. This is important for other parts of his philosophy. E.g., within in a semiotical account of the mind, pragmatism describes a method how to construct a specific relation of embodiment in terms of practical consequences. The aim of the conference is to relate embodiment, semiotics and graphical logic to each other in such way that they help to throw new light on Peirce’s philosophy of mental processes.

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012

11.00 ROUNDTABLE (CLOSED MEETING)

Cooperation between the Peirce Edition Project (PEP) and the Kolleg- Forschergruppe Bildakt und Verkörperung (KBV)

11.30 WORKSHOP (CLOSED MEETING)

Designing a Digital Peirce Archive. André De Tienne (director of PEP), Horst Bredekamp (director of KBV), Helmut Pape (Editor of the 22nd volume of the Peirce Writings), Moritz Queisner (KBV), Malte Dreyer (Max Planck Digital Library), Karsten Asshauer (IKB), Jörg Busse (KBV)

14.00 OPENING Jürgen Trabant (BERLIN)

14.15 Helmut Pape (BAMBERG) Moving Minds, Moving Reality and the Continuity of Semiotical Bodies

SECTION I
THE MATERIALITY OF SIGNS:ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL RELE- VANCE OF PEIRCE’S DRAWINGS

15.00 Franz Engel (BERLIN) Introduction: Peirce draws

15.30 REFRESHMENTS

16.00 Stefan Trinks (BERLIN) Am Rande. Angst und Tiefe marginaler Gedanken

16.45 Jack Greenstein (SAN DIEGO) Leonardo’s Linear Tones: Peirce’s Semeiotic and Renaissance Drawing

17.30 REFRESHMENTS

18.00 Mirjam Wittmann (BERLIN) The Image Behind the Scene

18.45 Michael Hoffmann (ATLANTA) Learning Through Struggling With Diagrams

20.00 DINNER

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

10.00 KEYNOTE LECTURE

Vincent Colapietro (PENN STATE UNIVERSITY) Being Out of Our Minds: Embodied Agents and Eccentric Bodies

11.30 REFRESHMENTS

SECTION II
“MOVING PICTURES OF THOUGHT”: MIND AS DIALOGICAL PROCESS AND VISUAL ACTION IN PEIRCE’S EXISTENTIAL GRAPHS

12.00 Mats Bergman (HELSINKI) Subjective Generality and Communicative Vagueness in Peirce’s Existential Graphs

12.45 LUNCH

14.15 Francesco Bellucci (PIOMBINO) Peirce’s Continuous Graphs as Representations of the Continuity of Mind

15.00 Frederik Stjernfelt (AARHUS) Existential Graphs, Iconicity, and Movement

15.45 REFRESHMENTS

16.15 Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (HELSINKI) Expressibility and Higher-Order Logic of Existential Graphs

17.00 Dale Jacquette (BERN) Picturing Logical Relations in Peirce’s Existential Graphs

17.45 REFRESHMENTS

18.30 Horst Bredekamp (BERLIN) The Vector Under the Line: Drawings by Galileo, Campanella, Merian, and Peirce

20.00 CHEESE AND WINE RECEPTION AT KOLLEG-FORSCHERGRUPPE BILDAKT UND VERKÖRPERUNG, CHARLOTTENSTRASSE 42, 10099 BERLIN

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012

SECTION III
PEIRCE’S EMBODIMENT: HISTORICAL ROOTS AND PHILOSOPHICAL SIGNIFICANCE

10.00 Christopher Hookway (SHEFFIELD) Existential Graphs and the “Proof of Pragmatism”

10.45 Tullio Viola (BERLIN) Two Aristotelians: Peirce and Ravaisson

11.30 REFRESHMENTS

12.00 Robert Stern (SHEFFIELD) Hegel and Peirce on Embodiment

12.45 LUNCH

14.15 Claudine Tiercelin (PARIS) The Importance of Peirce’s Views on Dispositions and Their Philosophical Significance for Some Contemporary Issues in the Philosophy of Mind

15.00 Alessandro Topa (CAIRO) “Since thought needs a body” – Prefigurations of Peircean Themes in Schiller’s Aesthetic Letters

15.45 FINAL DISCUSSION

The conference venue is provided by Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik