Science, Value and Pragmatism

February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Department of Philosophy, Columbia University

516 Hamilton (Friday), 716 Philosophy (Saturday)
116th St & Broadway
New York 10027
United States

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Gillian Barker
University of Western Ontario
Richard Bernstein
New School for Social Research
Graham Bracken
Catherine Elgin
Harvard University
Steven Fesmire
Green Mountain College
Philip Kitcher
Columbia University
Michele Moody-Adams
Columbia University
Columbia University
Kyle Stanford
University of California, Irvine


Max Hayward
Columbia University
Robbie Kubala
Columbia University
Ignacio Ojea Quintana
Columbia University

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On the occasion of Philip Kitcher’s 70th birthday, this conference focuses on three areas in which Kitcher has made significant contributions. Talks will explore topics at the intersection of value theory and the philosophy of science, especially through the distinctive lens of the pragmatist tradition in philosophy.

Friday (516 Hamilton Hall) 

2-3.30 Gillian Barker & Graham Bracken Title TBA

Coffee Break

4-5.30 Kyle Stanford “A Middle Path Forward in the Scientific Realism Debate” 

Saturday (716 Philosophy Hall) 

10-11.30 Steven Fesmire "Mapping the Terrain of Moral Action"

Coffee Break

11.45-1.15 Michele Moody-Adams “Democracy and its Problems” 


2.30-4 Catherine Elgin “Deweyan Deliberation” 


4.30-5 Richard Bernstein [brief remarks]

5-6.30 Philip Kitcher “Framing Progress”

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