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Seminar "Découvrir Dewey, II" (KAL)

In the context of Research Operation 3 dedicated to the history of pragmatist thinking and its confrontation with similarly oriented intellectual traditions, the KAL project hosts a seminar dedicated to pragmatist thinker John Dewey organized by KAL members Stéphane Madelrieux (Philosophy, Institut de Recherches Philosophiques of Lyon, Lyon III University) and Emmanuel Renault (Lyon ENS).
Du January 30, 2011 au April 11, 2011
Seminar sessions: Jan 31, Feb. 7, Feb 21, March 14, March 28, April 11

For location and time information, see seminar poster.

Place(s) :

Université Lumière Lyon 2 & Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
The goal of this seminar is to contribute to a better knowledge of the American philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952) through the translation and critical analysis of one of its works: The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays (1910). Never translated into French before and comprizing eleven essays, this book is strictly contemporary with the expansion of pragmatism, that Dewey saw as an element of a borader movement of "intelectual reocnstruction". As suggested by its very title, Dewey emphasizes the historical conditions that make such a reconstruction necessary if one refuses to address present day problems of with conceptual tools of the past.

The seminar follows up on the work carried out in 2009-2010, that was dedicated to Esaays I to IV. The first two hours of each session are devoted to translation, and the next two ones to commentary.
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