Cambridge Pragmatism: A Research Workshop

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Created: 2012-06-18 11:24
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Description: Cambridge Pragmatism: a Research Workshop
31 May — 1 June, 2012 :: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

Themes

Pragmatists approach philosophical problems by enquiring about the practical role of disputed notions — truth, causation, value, or necessity, for example — in human life. Over the past century, many distinguished Cambridge philosophers have been pragmatists in one sense or another. Most famously of all, the remarkable shift in Wittgenstein's views when he returned to Cambridge in 1929 is distinctly pragmatist in nature: it focuses on the many things that we humans do with language. In the same period, many of Frank Ramsey's contributions to topics such as probability, belief, causation and laws have a deeply practical character. Later, it is easy to identify pragmatist strands in von Wright’s views of causation, Anscombe’s writings on indexical thought, Mellor’s work on tense and on success semantics, and Craig’s view of knowledge, to name just four of the more prominent examples. And in this century, to date, Simon Blackburn and Huw Price are self-avowed pragmatists about a range of philosophical topics.

This research workshop aims to explore this distinctive Cambridge philosophical tradition: its origins in the 1920s in the Cambridge of Bertrand Russell and G E Moore; its common themes; and its links and influences, in both directions, with other prominent figures, movements and schools in international philosophy.
 

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Professor Cheryl Misak: The Origins of Cambridge Pragmatism

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Professor Cheryl Misak: The Origins of Cambridge Pragmatism

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Professor Chris Hookway: Pragmatism, Beliefs, and Propositions

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Professor Chris Hookway: Pragmatism, Beliefs, and Propositions

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Professor Dorothy Edgington: Ramsey and Pragmatism

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Professor Dorothy Edgington: Ramsey and Pragmatism

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Professor Huw Price: 'Here' is the Tip of the Iceberg

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Professor Huw Price: 'Here' is the Tip of the Iceberg

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Professor Michael Williams: A Pragmatic Approach to Knowledge

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Professor Michael Williams: A Pragmatic Approach to Knowledge

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Professor Robert Brandom: From German Idealism to American Pragmatism, and Back

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Professor Robert Brandom: From German Idealism to American Pragmatism, and Back

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Professor Sami Pihlstrom: A Pragmatist Perspective on Wittgenstein and von Wright

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Professor Sami Pihlstrom: A Pragmatist Perspective on Wittgenstein and von Wright

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Professor Simon Blackburn: Teleology and Justification

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Professor Simon Blackburn: Teleology and Justification

Cambridge Pragmatism: a Research Workshop
31 May — 1 June, 2012 :: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

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