There is a growing need for meta-philosophical orientation in
philosophy. This need is becoming more urgent, as different fields of
academic philosophy are subdifferentiating themselves ever more
laboriously, and theoretical and practical philosophy are in danger of
losing sight of each other. Pragmatism, due to its tradition of
integrating and synthesizing different fields is the most obvious
candidate to engage with in order to clarify what post-analytic
philosophy stands for.
The conference will attempt to identify central epistemic and ethical concepts and claims within pragmatism, both critical and constructive, in relation to theoretical and practical reasoning. Main speakers are: David Bakhurst (Kingston, Ontario), James Conant (Chicago), Wolf-Jürgen Cramm (Zurich), Anton Leist (Zurich), Lukas Meyer (Berne), Cheryl Misak (Toronto), John O'Neill (Manchester), Huw Price (Sydney), Henry Richardson (Washington), Michael Williams (Baltimore).
Participation is free of charge, but the numer of participants is limited and registration is required! Please contact Lisa Brun
October 13th-14th 2008, Zurich University, Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zurich, Room KO2-F-152.