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180049 VO Contemporary Philosophy (2019S)

The Emergence of Neopragmatism

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 26.03. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 02.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 09.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 30.04. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 07.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 14.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 21.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 28.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 04.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Tuesday 18.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In the first part of the lecture course the new interest, in contemporary philosophy, in American pragmatism is investigated. (This interest is generated, a), by the crisis of Analytic Philosophy, and, b), by unresolved problems within the project of deconstruction.) In part 2, the main part of the lecture course, core texts of the Classical American Pragmatist (Peirce, James, Royce, Mead and Dewey) will be presented and analyzed. Part 3 of the course is dedicated to Richard Rorty and Hilary Putnam, the two most prominent neo-pragmatists, and casts a glance at the work of Robert Brandom.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written final exam (90 minutes).
(Not an open book test; no digital resources permitted.)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to pass the written final exam, the candidate has to write three essays: their topics can be selected from a list of nine questions.

Examination topics

The content of the lecture course.

Reading list

A) The texts analyzed in the lecture course will be made available in a file at the library of the Department of Philosophy. (Reading invited, but not required!)
B) Those who are further interested in the topics discussed in the lecture course are invited to also consult (if they wish) the following books:
Ludwig Nagl, Charles Sanders Peirce, Frankfurt-New York 1992
Ludwig Nagl, Pragmatismus, Frankfurt-New York 1998
Ludwig Nagl, Das verhüllte Absolute. Essays zur zeitgenössischen Religionsphilosophie, Frankfurt et al. 2010, part 3, "Pragmatismus/Neopragmatismus", pp. 73-329.
Hilary Putnam/Ruth Anna Putnam: Pragmatism as a Way of Life. The Lasting Legacy of William James and John Dewey (edited by David Macarthur), Harvard University Press 2017

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