Workshop: Idealism and Pragmatism: A History


Academic Meeting
Workshop: Idealism and Pragmatism: A History

The objective of this workshop is to look in detail at how the classical American pragmatists saw themselves in relation to idealism. It will also trace the continuing development of this connection through into the twentieth century, as reflected in the work of figures such as Sellars, Apel, Habermas, Putnam, Rorty and Brandom.

Provisional Programme:

Friday 25th Oct

  • 10.30-11.00 Coffee
  • 11.00-12.30 Paul Franks (Yale University) ‘The “Schelling-fashioned idealism” of C. S. Peirce’
  • 12.30-13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30-15.00 Dina Emundts (Universität Konstanz) ‘Hegel as a Pragmatist’
  • 15.00-15.15 Coffee
  • 15.15-16.45 Jeremy Dunham (University of Edinburgh) ‘Neo-Leibnizian Idealism in Nineteenth-Century France and its importance for American Pragmatism’
  • 18.00 Workshop Dinner @ Efes Turkish and Mediterranean Restaurant – £13 per head

Saturday 26th Oct

  • 09.30-11.00 Shannon Dea (University of Waterloo) ‘Peirce, Spinoza and Absolute Idealism’
  • 11.00-11.15 Coffee
  • 11.15-12.45 Kenneth Westphal (University of East Anglia) ‘“Of the Transcendental Power of Judgment as such” (KdrV B171–5): Hegel’s Pragmatic Critique and Transformation of Kant’s System of Principles’
  • 12.45-13.45 Lunch
  • 13.45-15.15 Gabriele Gava (University of Frankfurt) ‘What is Wrong with Intuitions? An Assessment of a Peircean Criticism of Kant’
  • 15.15-15.30 Coffee
  • 15.30-17.00 Paul Redding (University of Sydney) ‘An Idealist Solution to a Pragmatist Problem’

Registration to attend the workshop is not required. A number of postgraduate travel grants are available. Details of these can be found on the webpage. To apply, please download and complete the form and return to the network administrator Kim Redgrave

This is the first workshop of the ‘Idealism and Pragmatism: Convergence or Contestation?’ network. Details about the network, it’s activities and research can be found on the website

Jul 04, 2013, 07:03 by Mats Bergman
Last revised: 
Feb 12, 2014, 16:05 by Commens Admin