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Beyond Universal Pragmatics?

Essays in the Philosophy of Communication


Ed. Colin B. Grant


Book Series: Interdisciplinary Communication Studies
in association with the

Philosophy of Communication section

of the

European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

Publisher: Peter Lang, Oxford

Projected date of publication: first quarter, 2008

Confirmed contributors:


Professor Dr. Siegfried J. Schmidt, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Professor Dr. Bart Vandenabeele, Universiteit Gent
Dr. Loet Leydesdorff, Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Tino Meitz, University of Surrey
Dr. Johan Siebers, University of Central Lancashire
Professor Dr. Mark Olssen, University of Surrey
Professor Dr. Colin Grant, University of Surrey

+ 2-3 further contributions


To mark the 25 th anniversary of Habermas’ Theory of Communication and the launch of the new pan-European Philosophy of Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), contributors are invited to submit a book chapter (7000-8000 words) on any aspect of relevance to the development or critique of the theory of universal pragmatics.

Deadline for submissions: 15 December, 2008

Language of publication: English (proof-read by native speaker)

Target audience: researchers and research students in the fields of communication, media, aesthetics, social theory and philosophy.



Full references are required.


In languages other than English, quotations are to be translated.


Footnotes should be succinct and kept to a manageable minimum in order to enhance the readability of the text.



Minutes – 2nd Business Meeting

Minutes of the 2nd business meeting, held on 8 November 2007, at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, are available in the member-section.


Preparing for ECC 2008 in Barcelona

The second European Communication Conference will take place in Barcelona in November 2008. In order to create best possible conditions for this large scale event, the section calls on members to activiley support the necessary preparations.

Expression of interest can be send to

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