Lecture 'Critique and Reconstruction: Pragmatism, Social science, and Democracy'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni
When
22-02-2018 from 15:00 to 16:30
Where
Faculty Council Room, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Volderstraat 3, 9000 Ghent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Conflict and Development Studies
Contact
Steven.Schoofs@UGent.be
Website
https://www.ugent.be/doctoralschools/en/doctoraltraining/courses/specialistcourses/sbs/pragmatism-for-social-scientists.htm#Registrationandinformation
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This lecture reviews the original 'pragmatic turn' in philosophical thinking and draws out the consequences for social sciences and political theory.

This lecture forms part of a public lecture series that runs in connection with the Doctoral School course "Pragmatism for Social Scientists: Histories, Criticisms & Opportunities". International guest speakers who will be leading seminar sessions in the Pragmatism course will also give a public lecture to present their own work.

Brendan Hogan (The New School for Social Research, PhD) is Clinical Associate Professor in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University. He specializes in pragmatic philosophy, philosophy of social science and political philosophy. His work explores questions about the normative status of democracy and the relationship between imagination, critique, and human agency. His latest publications focus on the late pragmatist philosopher Hilary Putnam and the critique of the forms of economic rationality at the basis of certain models of mainstream economics.