I posted further on the SAAP group also that:
"Over the past century, many distinguished Cambridge philosophers have been pragmatists in one sense or another." That's stretching it. Before this sentence they could have added something like:" Peirce and his views on blah blah, James and his views on blah blah and Dewey on his views on blah blah..." Even then I wouldn't really know if that were enough.
With any luck, the conference will be productive and take seriously some of the issues raised by the classical pragmatists. After all, part of recognizing their contribution is appreciating their being able to anticipate some of the more recent discussions now in philosophy.