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Pragmatism and Objectivity

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Academic Meeting
Title: 
Pragmatism and Objectivity
Description: 

The concept of objectivity is becoming increasingly central to discussions of philosophical and social-scientific pragmatism. This one-day workshop explores different dimensions of the concept of objectivity from the point of view of the pragmatist tradition and present-day pragmatism.

Programme:

10.00-12.00

Christopher Hookway (Sheffield)
Judgment and Experience

Leila Haaparanta (Tampere)
Objectivity and Assertoric Force

Henrik Rydenfelt (Helsinki)
Objectivity and Intersubjectivity

12.00-13.30

Lunch break

13.30-15.30

Chiara Ambrosio (UCL)
In Pursuit of Objectivity

Mats Bergman (Helsinki)
“Unless Truth Be Recognized as Public…”: Toward a Pragmatic Clarification of ‘Objectivity’

Brendan Hogan (NYU)
Philosophy and the Objectivity of Social Sciences

15.30-16.00

Break

16.00-18.00

Aki Petteri Lehtinen (Helsinki)
How to Study History: Pragmatist Relativism vs. Pragmatist Objectivity

David Hildebrand (Denver)
Looking Beyond Philosophy to Formulate Pragmatic Objectivity: Lessons from Journalism and History

Discussion

The organisers of the workshop are the project Pragmatic Objectivity, supported by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation and the University of Helsinki, and the Nordic Pragmatism Network, supported by NordForsk.

More information: http://www.nordprag.org/pao.html - info@nordprag.org

Place: 
Unioninkatu 37, seminar room 4; The Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki
Posted: 
May 13, 2013, 08:20 by Commens Admin
Last revised: 
Feb 12, 2014, 16:12 by Commens Admin