“Idealism and Pragmatism: Convergence or Contestation?” Paris, Collège de France, May 21-22, 2015

A new conference will be held in the context of the international project “Idealism and Pragmatism: Convergence or Contestation?”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and connecting the Philosophy departments of Sheffield, Cambridge, Columbia, Frankfurt, Pittsburgh, Sydney, Vanderbilt and Collège de France. The conference will have the latter as host venue.

The project’s research was articulated on three main themes, as guidelines for a same number of conferences: the history of the connections between Idealism and Pragmatism, their specific connections on metaphysics, epistemology, logic and language, and, finally, their convergence on ethical, religious and social matters. Workshops on the former two themes were held in Sheffield in 2013 and in Frankfurt in 2014 respectively, while the latter will be the topic of the upcoming conference in Paris.
The project will be concluded with a final event due for July 2015 in London, for which a call for papers was recently opened (see Hegelpd’s post on the subject here).

With the official topic name of “Exploring connections in ethics, social thought and religion”, the Paris workshop will take place at the Collège de France from May 21 to 22, under the chairing of Claude Tiercelin (Collège de France, Chaire de métaphysique et de philosophie de la connaissance) and Robert Stern (University of Sheffield).

Here’s the program for the two days:

21st May 2015
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 Robert Tallise, “(What) Can Pragmatists Think About Justice? On a Certain Blindness in Pragmatist Political Philosophy”
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Matthew Festenstein, “Unprincipled Pragmatism”
15.00-15.15 Coffee
15.15-16.45 Axel Honneth, “The ‘Social’ in Hegel and Dewey”

22nd May 2015
10.00-11.30 Cheryl Misak, “Idealism’s Smile of Contempt: Peirce on Pragmatism and Idealism”
11.30-11.45 Coffee
11.45-13.15 Michael Quante, “‘Wirklichkeit’ Within Ascriptivism: Hegel’s Concept of the Will”
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.45 Philip Kitcher, “The Centrality of Social Philosophy: Dewey’s Vision”

The official page of the event can be found here.

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