Panel: Charles S. Peirce. Bridging the Disciplinary Boundaries of the Natural Sciences and Humanities

Academic Meeting
Panel: Charles S. Peirce. Bridging the Disciplinary Boundaries of the Natural Sciences and Humanities

15th International Congress of the German Semiotic Society (DGS): Borders and Boundaries

To honor and celebrate over a century of Charles S. Peirce’s semeiotic legacy the German Semiotic Society cordially invites the submission of papers for its panel: Bridging the Disciplinary Boundaries of the Natural Sciences and Humanities, to be held at the University of Passau.

Charles S. Peirce is generally acknowledged as the founder of the modern science of signs. His scientific inquiry into sign activity was broad and expansive in nature. He was interested in scientifically observing the formal elements of signs as well as understanding signs as the embodied manifestation of reasoning processes.

In addition to being the inventor of Pragmatism (he later called it Pragmaticism) Peirce was a career scientist with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, an engineer, a founder of the study of Scientific Methodology and contemporary formal logic, a major inventor of the logic of relations, made hardware and software contributions to computing, and constructed a logical pedagogy while developing many of the principles needed to deploy the system within an educational setting.

The aim of this panel is to advance Peirce scholarship specifically by way of a scientific approach bridging disciplinary borders, or by continuing his line of research into contemporary issues. Interdisciplinary submissions, and contributions from researchers in various disciplines are welcome.

Especially welcome are papers by young scholars whose research theses involve aspects of Peirce’s scientific work.

  1. Author’s name
  2. Author’s email & institutional affiliation
  3. Title of abstract
  4. 150-word abstract (as it will be printed in the program)
  5. Keywords

Abstracts must include all of the above information. Papers are for a 20-minute presentation.

Abstracts should be submitted to the following address: stephanie.schneider [at], to be received by no later than February 01, 2017. An acknowledgement of receipt of the abstract will be sent within two weeks of its date of submission. Electronic letters of acceptance will be sent to the selected participants by May 30, 2017.

Panel organizers: Elize Bisanz, Scott Cunningham, Stephanie Schneider.
bisanz [at], scott.cunningham [at]

Under the auspices of the Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism and in cooperation with Texas Tech University, the panel will serve also as a contest platform for the best young scholar paper.

Meeting: September 12, 2017 (All day) to September 16, 2017 (All day)
Deadline: February 1, 2017 (All day)
University of Passau
Nov 14, 2016, 21:04 by Mats Bergman
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Nov 14, 2016, 21:06 by Mats Bergman