Bridging Traditions: Idealism and Pragmatism

April 10, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Institut für Philosophie, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

Eisenhower Saal (Raum 1.314), IG-Hochhaus, Campus Westend, Goethe-Universität
Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main


  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • The Leverhulme Trust

All speakers:

Scott F. Aikin
Vanderbilt University
Jean-Marie Chevalier
College de France
James Conant
University of Chicago
Sebastian Gardner
University College London
Gabriele Gava
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Daniel Herbert
University of Sheffield
Christopher Hookway
University of Sheffield
Wolfgang Kuhlmann
RWTH Aachen
Cathy Legg
University of Waikato
David Macarthur
University of Sydney
James O
University College, Dublin
Sami Pihlström
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Sebastian Rödl
Universität Leipzig
Robert Stern
University of Sheffield
Marcus Willaschek
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main


Gabriele Gava
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Robert Stern
University of Sheffield

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The conference results from an international collaboration in which two different projects are conjoined: 1) A project on ‘Pragmatism, Kant and Transcendental Philosophy’ that Gabriele Gava is carrying out in Frankfurt as a research fellow of the Humboldt-Stiftung, and 2) A project on ‘Pragmatism and Idealism: Convergence or Contestation?’, sponsored by a grant of the Leverhulme Trust and lead by Robert Stern from the University of Sheffield. The first two days of the conference, sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, will be connected to the first project and will be dedicated to the relationship between pragmatism, Kant and transcendental philosophy, while the third day, which is part of the second project, will consist of a workshop exploring the connections between pragmatism and idealism in the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic and language.

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