Robert Brnadom/ Chris Hookway/ Alessandra Tanesini

Co-organised with the Centre for Post-Analytic Philosophy, University of Southampton

Thursday 9 March 2002

Robert Brnadom, Pittsburgh
Chris Hookway, Sheffield
Alessandra Tanesini, Cardiff
Other speakers to announced

Brandom’s Making It Explicit (published in 1994) is one of the most discussed works of philosophy world-wide. With the benefit now of seven years of hindsight and the publication last year of Articulating Reasons (a shorted work designed to serve as an introduction to the system set out in Making it Explicit), it would seem to be a useful time to try to gain some perspective on his difficult but ambitious project. Brandom’s work falls squarely within the brief of the Forum for European Philosophy in that he draws upon ideas from both the analytic and Continental traditions. He has published on semantics, the philosophy of language, mind and logic and on the work of Spinoza, Leibniz, Hegel, Frege and Heidegger. He is currently working on a book on Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.