The conference aims at exploring the different facets of the impact that American Pragmatism has had, has today and could still have on Europe.
There are three core inquiries:
1. First, the conference is interested in the changing cycles of the reception, from the European exorcizing of Pragmatism as a philosophy solely interested in the “cash value” of ideas to its appreciation as the paradigmatic philosophy in a plural and constantly changing world.
2. Second, it investigates how and to what extent we can speak of a unified European reaction to Pragmatism and, at the same time, expounds on episodes of a multifaceted reception that are characteristic of different regions in Europe (e.g. Southern, Central, Eastern Europe, the Nordic Countries, the British Isles, etc.).
3. Third, the conference explores the contributions that American Pragmatism can still make with regard to contemporary European challenges, from the political and economic relations between the EU and the United States, to the formation and the identity of a European community, from immigration to populism, from the crisis of democracy to new social movements, from current scientific and economic challenges to innovative and intelligent solutions for social life. In this context, the relationship between so-called American Pragmatism and Latin/South/Indigenous American philosophy can also be taken into consideration with the aim of gathering new and transformative insights for Europe.
For further information on the conference, please see here.
Deadline: January 31th, 2019
Place: Dewey-Center Switzerland, St. Gallen
Conference Date: June 6-8,2019
On December 7-8 Roberto Frega will organize a workshop on Dewey’s 1932 Ethics in Berlin, at the Centre Marc Bloch. The workshop is aimed at discussing the contributions to a future volume on Dewey’s Ethics.
Place: Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin
Date: Dec. 7-8, 2018, 12 am-7 pm and 9 am-1.30 pm.
Working language: English
The erosion of trust in the sciences raises three important questions.
1.Does scientific inquiry deserve the status it once enjoyed in democratic societies as a privileged source of truth?
2. What has happened to undermine its status in some areas of science and among some people?
3. If the turn against scientific authority is a mistake, what can be done to remedy it?
The lecturer will use the case of climate change (and climate inaction) to illustrate answers to the first two questions, and conclude with some brief reflections on the third.
Location: Marsilius-Kolleg der Universität Heidelberg (Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1)
Date: October 2nd 2018, 6:15 pm
Complete program of the group meeting.
Im Rahmen des Semesterschwerpunktes „Amerika“ der MVHS wird Dr. Martin Müller drei Vorträge zu bedeutenden amerikasnischen Pragmatisten halten:
Beginn ist jeweils um 18:00 Uhr.
Ort: Gasteig, Rosenheimerstr. 5
Gebühr: 7 Euro
Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter den Verlinkungen auf der Webseite der VHS München.
Realism in Religion and the Metaphysics of Goodness
Heidelberg Center for Amercian Studies in cooperation with FEST – Institute for Interdisciplinary Research
Tuesday, June 26th, 9-12 am, Curt an Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstraße 120, Heidelberg.