Idealism and pragmatism network hosts a series of events in the Department of Philosophy

Idealism and pragmatism network hosts a series of events in the Department of Philosophy

The Leverhulme-funded network, Idealism and Pragmatism: Convergence or Contestation, hosted a series of events in the Department of Philosophy throughout October and November 2013, focused around the first of three workshops on the connections between the two philosophical traditions of idealism and pragmatism.

The event, organised by Bob Stern, Chris Hookway and Kim Redgrave, saw philosophers from around the world come together to discuss their research on the two great philosophical traditions of idealism and pragmatism. The Leverhulme grant, which will fund the project for three years, also paid for Dr Jeremy Dunham, the 2013 Research Fellow for the network, to visit the department in the two weeks leading up to the workshop. During his visit, Dr Dunham led a reading group on the history of the relation between idealism and pragmatism (also the theme of the first workshop), presented a paper at the workshop, and blogged about both events on the project’s new blog.

The day before the workshop, some of the department’s doctoral students held a graduate workshop on German idealists and pragmatists, with graduate speakers from universities around the UK presenting their work. The event can also be read about on our blog. Finally, Joshua Black, a doctoral student in philosophy, has also posted on the blog about the department’s pragmatism reading group, which ran throughout the semester, and explored C. S. Peirce’s attempts between 1905 and 1907 to define and defend his own brand of pragmatism.

For more information please see the website or contact the Network Facilitator, Kim Redgrave.