Cambridge Pragmatism: a Research Workshop

May 31, 2012 - June 1, 2012
Trinity College, Cambridge University

United Kingdom


  • Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme.

Main speakers:

Simon Blackburn
Cambridge University
Robert Brandom
University of Pittsburgh
Dorothy Edgington
Birkbeck College, University of London
Fraser MacBride
Cambridge University
University of Manchester
Cheryl Misak
University of Toronto
Sami Pihlström
University of Helsinki
Huw Price
Cambridge University
Michael Williams
Johns Hopkins University

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Thursday 31 May

10:30—11:00 Coffee

11:00—12:30 Cheryl Misak (Toronto)

The Origins of Cambridge Pragmatism

12:30—1:15 Lunch

1:15—2:45 Dorothy Edgington (Birbeck)

Ramsey and Pragmatism

3:00—4:30 Sami Pihlstrom (Helsinki)

A Pragmatist Perspective on Wittgenstein and von Wright

4:30—5:00 Tea

5:00—6:30 Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh)

From German Idealism to American Pragmatism, and Back

7:15 for 7:45 Dinner

Friday 1 June

9:30—11:00 Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins)

A Pragmatic Approach to Knowledge

11:00—11:30 Coffee

11:30—1:00 Chris Hookway (Sheffield)

Pragmatism, Beliefs, and Propositions

1:00—2:00 Lunch

2:00—3:30 Simon Blackburn (Cambridge)

Teleology and Justification

3:30—4:00 Tea

4:00—5:30 Huw Price (Cambridge)

'Here' is the Tip of the Iceberg

7:00 Close

The workshop will be open to all, with a small registration fee to defray catering costs. The deadline for registration is 24 May, but please note that registration may be closed before that, if we reach the capacity of our venue.

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