Nature’s Vicissitudes: Richard J. Bernstein’s final pragmatic naturalism

September 29, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Fordham University at Lincoln Center

113 W. 60th St.
New York
United States

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
Fordham University
New York University
Tara Mastrelli
The New School

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 The New York Pragmatism Forum presents 

The Vicissitudes of Naturalism: 

Bernstein’s Final Pragmatic Naturalism 

September 30th 

Fordham Lincoln Center Campus 

155 West 60th St., McMahon Hall (Lounge, Room 109) 

9-10am Coffee & Breakfast  

10-11:30am: Session 1  

Pluralizing Pragmatic Naturalism: Advancing Bernstein’s Living Legacy Beyond the Heavy  Lifting 

Judith Green, Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University 

The Progress of Nature  

Yanai Sened, PhD Student, Philosophy, Fordham University 

Freud’s Moses, Bernstein’s Freud  

Vincent Colapietro, Liberal Arts Research Professor Emeritus, Philosophy & African American  Studies, Pennsylvania State University 

Moderator: David W Woods, Adjunct Professor of Urban Sustainability, NYU  11:30am - 11:45am: Break 

11:45am -1:15pm: Session 2  

On Kant: Richard Bernstein and John Dewey  

Chanhee Lee, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Vincennes University  

Restrictive Naturalism and Empire 

Noell Birondo, Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso  

Nature’s purposes or humanity’s projections?: Bernstein, Kant, and the disenchantment of  nature  

Lawrence Marcelle, Professor, Global Liberal Studies, New York University

Moderator: Brendan Hogan, Chair, Global Works & Society, Clinical Professor, Global Liberal  Studies, New York University  

1:15pm - 2:30pm: Lunch (on your own)  

2:30pm - 4pm: Session 3  

The Vicissitudes of Mind in Nature: Pragmatic Naturalism and Feeling at Home in the World  Tibor Solymosi, Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University  

Vicissitudes of American Landscape: From Bernstein to James and Back  Ramón del Castillo, Profesor y Vicedecano de investigación y doctorado, Facultad de Filosofía y  Antropología, UNED 

Experiencing Ecological Events: Bernstein, Dewey, and the Critique of Event Causality Scott Taylor, PhD student, Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University 

Moderator: Sergio Gallegos, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, John Jay College (CUNY)  4:00pm - 4:15pm: Break 

4:15pm - 5:45pm: Session 4  

Natural Transactions: Bernstein’s Marx  

Brendan Hogan, Chair, Global Works & Society, Clinical Professor, Global Liberal Studies,  New York University  

Between Drama and Conciliation. A Romantic-Pragmatist Take on Critical Naturalism. Federica Gregoratto, Guest Professor, Practical Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin  

Towards a Third Nature 

Italo Testa, Associate Professor, Theoretical Philosophy, Dipartimento DUSIC - Philosophy  Area, Università degli Studi di Parma 

Moderator: Tara Mastrelli, PhD Student, Philosophy, Stony Brook University  5:45pm - 6:00pm Concluding Comments & Discussion 

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