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April 22nd, 2020

From the vaults: Pragmatism

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 22nd, 2020

From the vaults: Pragmatism

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Matthew Festenstein/ Clara Fischer/ Paniel Reyes Cardenas

 


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What if instead of worrying about truth as a fundamental, objective notion, we just focused on what works? What if we just believed in what is practical or beneficial to us to believe? Pragmatism is the great American contribution to philosophy, and it has serious implications for politics, philosophy, and science. Join us to discuss the history of this idea, and what might be entailed by ‘doing what works’.

 

Speakers
Matthew Festenstein
Professor of Politics, University of York
Clara Fischer
Marie Curie-Sklodowska Fellow, Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexuality, University College Dublin
Paniel Reyes Cardenas
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UPAEP, Puebla México

Chair
Clare Moriarty, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Supported by the Royal Institute of Philosophy

 

Recorded on 29 October at the LSE

 

 

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