Twelfth Biennial Personalist Seminar: C.S. Peirce and Robert Corrington

Academic Meeting
Twelfth Biennial Personalist Seminar: C.S. Peirce and Robert Corrington

Program Structure

The program will center around the Ecstatic Naturalism of Robert Corrington and the thought of C.S. Peirce, with separate days devoted to different aspects of their work. The first day will introduce the group to Ecstatic Naturalism and Peirce and the background in their contexts. These discussions will be led by Robert S. Corrington, Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Philosophical Theology at Drew University and Douglas Anderson, Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of North Texas. The remaining days each participant will be responsible for a specific text and/or aspect, or present a paper on Corrington’s thought and/or Pierce and will help lead that part of the discussion.

About 15-25 participants


Submit a title and brief (no more than one page) summary of your interest in the seminar’s subjects. Accepted projects will receive between 60 and
90 minutes for presentation and discussion of the finished projects.
Proposals should be sent to: Dr. James McLachlan, jmclachla [at]


The seminar will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cullowhee is located approximately 50 miles west of Asheville and sits near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and several national forests which make up some of the largest wilderness areas in the Eastern United States*.*

Lodging & Meals

Affordable on-campus accommodations are available in Madison Hall (the site of the meeting). These are standard residence hall rooms, but all have a private bath. Linen packets are included. On-campus stays include breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday. Dinner is on your own.

Costs Single Occupancy w/ meals = $308 Double Occupancy w/ meals = $258

Off campus lodging is available in area hotels.

Conference Registration

The conference registration fee is $50 (Paid separately).

For further information, contact Dr. James M. McLachlan, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723.
Phone 828-227-3940 or email jmclachla [at]

For questions about registration or accommodations contact Bobby Hensley, Associate Director of Continuing Education, at 828-227-7397 or email hensley [at]

Call for Papers: June 15, 2018 (All day)
Meeting: July 24, 2018 (All day) to July 28, 2018 (All day)
Western Carolina University
Feb 26, 2018, 15:15 by Mats Bergman
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Feb 26, 2018, 15:20 by Mats Bergman