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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

The Pragmatism Reading Group is held on Mondays at 11am–12noon in the Board Room. Organised by Damon Kutzin (dtk23) and Oscar Westerblad (ow259).

Michaelmas Term 2022: Classical and Neo-Pragmatist Theories of Inquiry

10 October

Dewey, John. (1933). 'Introduction' and 'What is Thinking?', intro and ch. 1 in How We Think, The Later Works, Volume 8, 1925–1953, Southern Illinois University Press: ix–1, 113–124.

17 October

Dewey, John. (1933). 'The Process and Product of Reflective Activity' and 'Examples of Inference and Testing', ch. 5–6 in How We Think, The Later Works, Volume 8, 1925–1953, Southern Illinois University Press: 171–195.

24 October

Dewey, John. (1933). 'Analysis of Reflective Thinking' and 'The Place of Judgment in Reflective Activity', ch. 7–8 in How We Think, The Later Works, Volume 8, 1925–1953, Southern Illinois University Press: 196–220.

31 October

Visiting Scholar: Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen – 'Knowledge as Knowing How'

7 November

Dewey, John. (1933). 'Understanding: Ideas and Meanings' and 'Understanding: Conception and Definition', ch. 9–10 in How We Think, The Later Works, Volume 8, 1925–1953, Southern Illinois University Press: 221–247.

14 November

Sellars, Wilfrid. (1960). 'Being and Being Known', Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 34: 28–49.

21 November

Sellars, Wilfrid. (1981). 'The Lever of Archimedes', The Monist, 64 (1): 3–36.

28 November

Rorty, Richard. (1982). 'Dewey's Metaphysics' in Consequences of Pragmatism, University of Minnesota Press: 72–90. [Scan will be provided]

Rorty, Richard. (1990). 'Inquiry as recontextualization: An anti-dualist account of interpretation' in Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth: Philosophical Papers, Cambridge University Press: 93–110.