Since its beginnings in late 19th century, philosophical pragmatism not only gained the reputation of being the first genuine american philosophy, but became a fruitful starting point for re-thinking methodological standards and perennial problems throughout the humanities. Thus, the ideas of classical pragmatist thinkers like C.S.Peirce, William James, John Dewey or Jane Adams influenced and inspired scholars and movements beyond the realm of American academia. Having started a yet unfinished agenda of transforming philosophy, science, and even society itself, the insights of pragmatism continue to be of interest for thinkers of diverse disciplines. Today, its implications and potentials are subject to an increasing number of workshops, conferences and publications.
The German Pragmatism Network, initiated in 2017, aims at making those activities in German speaking countries more visible. Its intention is to enable exchange between affiliated working groups and members. It promotes research in the field of philosophical pragmatism by bringing together a variety of scholarly perspectives and supporting cooperations inside and outside the network.