“Creativity, Pragmatism, and Logic” Monday, March 18, 2019 1-9 PM

The Foundation for the Philosophy of Creativity and the AIPCT are pleased to announce their first (annual) Spring Conference on Creativity. This year’s topic is “Creativity, Pragmatism, and Logic.” The conference runs from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, March 18, 2019. There will be a keynote lecture from 7:00 to 8:30, and pizza will be served in between. Soft drinks and box wine will be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring whatever they prefer to drink. All events are free and open to the public, but your financial support of the AIPCT is always appreciated.

The mission of the FPC Spring Conferences is to promote and advance original and scholarly work in the philosophy of creativity. These programs replace the annual sessions at APA Central and are sponsored by the Central Division Society for the Philosophy of Creativity, now to be known as the Central Society for the Philosophy of Creativity.

The conference schedule is:

1:00-1:50 “On the New and the Novel: Creative Logics in Time,” Matthew Z. Donnelly, John A. Logan College. Facilitator: Dave Beisecker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The lecture is here.



2:00-2:50 “Seeing Without Being Seen: A Look at Pragmatic Afro-Logic Behind the Veil,” Myron Jackson, Xavier University (Cincinnati). Facilitator: Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The lecture is here.



3:00-3:50 “The Metaphysical Grounding of Logical Operations,” Paul Benjamin Cherlin, Minneapolis College. Facilitator: Nicholas Guardiano, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The lecture is here.





4:00-4:50 “Abduction and the Logic of Scientific Creativity,” John Shook, Bowie State University and Georgetown University. Facilitator: Jared Kemling: Rend Lake College. The lecture is here.



5:00-6:30 Pizza Dinner

Dave Beisecker

7:00-8:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Logic, Language, and the Pragmatic Maxim,” Dave Beisecker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Facilitator: Larry Hickman. The lecture is here.


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