Idealism & Pragmatism:
Convergence or Contestation?

Sheffield Workshop 2013

Theme: On the history of the relation between idealism and pragmatism


Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 2013


Friday at the Jessop West Exhibition Space and Saturday at the Humanities Research Institute

Jessop West Exhibition SpaceHumanities Research Institute


Friday 25th Oct

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Paul Franks (Yale University) ‘The “Schelling-fashioned idealism” of C. S. Peirce’

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Dina Emundts (Universität Konstanz) ‘Hegel as a Pragmatist’

15.00-15.15 Coffee

15.15-16.45 Jeremy Dunham (University of Edinburgh) ‘Neo-Leibnizian Idealism in Nineteenth-Century France and its importance for American Pragmatism’

18.00 Workshop Dinner @ Efes Turkish and Mediterranean Restaurant – £13 per head

Saturday 26th Oct

09.30-11.00 Shannon Dea (University of Waterloo) ‘Peirce, Spinoza and Absolute Idealism’

11.00-11.15 Coffee

11.15-12.45 Kenneth Westphal (University of East Anglia) ‘“Of the Transcendental Power of Judgment as such” (KdrV B171–5): Hegel’s Pragmatic Critique and Transformation of Kant’s System of Principles’

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.15 Gabriele Gava (University of Frankfurt) ‘What is Wrong with Intuitions? An Assessment of a Peircean Criticism of Kant’

15.15-15.30 Coffee

15.30-17.00 Paul Redding (University of Sydney) ‘An Idealist Solution to a Pragmatist Problem’


View abstracts here


Registration for lunch/refreshments and the evening meal is now closed. However, you are still welcome to attend the workshop without registration if you bring your own lunch.

Useful Information:

Details of accommodation in Sheffield can be found here

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