Nature and Culture - an International Conference


Beyond the Juxtaposition of Nature and Culture


Lawrence Krader on Human Being, Society and Person:
Encounters with Pragmatism, Critical Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism

May 5th and 6th, 2016
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena and
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt (Germany)


The conference will be held over two days, on May 5th and 6th on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton and will bring together senior scholars from Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United States with junior colleagues and graduate students who will present papers on their work in the areas covered by Lawrence Krader’s major work, Noetics and related fields.

The main reference work for the background to the conference is: Lawrence Krader (2010). Noetics: The Science of Thinking and Knowing. (C. Levitt, ed.). Peter Lang: New York. Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Bern, Frankfurt, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Oxford.

An intellectual biography of Krader and an overview of Noetics, are contained in the Preface and Introduction to that work, written by C. Levitt and can be downloaded from the website:

If you are interested in working on any of the unpublished manuscripts in conjunction with the project, please contact one or the other of the conference organizers.