Tuesday, August 15, 2017

John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times

John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times
A UCD Dewey Studies Research Project Initiative

19th-20th October 2017 • Humanities Institute • University College Dublin 

19th October:

9.20-9.30    Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30-11:00    Dewey and Political Activism
Ryan Musgrave (Rollins): “Democracy as a Way of Life: Exploring Feminist Pragmatism”
Jason Kosnoski (University of Michigan-Flynt): “The Rhythms of Resistance: Dewey, Deleuze, and the Experience of Critical Becoming in Occupy Wall Street”
Aaron Pratt Shepherd (Emory): “On Dewey’s Call for Independent Political Action: Then and Now”
Brendan Hogan (New York University): “Is Dewey Radical? Does it Matter?”

11:00-11:30    Coffee
11:30-13:00    Dewey, Democracy, and Liberalism
William Lewis (Skidmore College): “At Last, the Crisis of Liberalism!”
Paul Giladi (University College Dublin): “Dewey, Sittlichkeit, and ‘Normative Surplus’”
Daniel R. Herbert (Sheffield): “Dewey’s Democratic Faith”
Nataliya Rogach (Columbia): “Dewey on the Value of Democratic Communication”

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-15:30    Dewey on the Global Stage
Shane J. Ralston (American University of Malta): “Imperialism is far too Easy: A Deweyan Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy”
Dillon Tatum (Francis Marion University): “Pragmatism and International Theory: Consensual Democracy and World Politics”
Jadumani Mahanand (JNU New Delhi): “Dalit Critique of Electoral Democracy in India: Dewey’s and Ambedkar’s Perspective”
Scott  Pratt and Erin McKenna (University of Oregon): “Dewey’s Mirror of Culture: Language v. Experience in Trump’s America”

15:30-16:00    Coffee

16:00-17:30    Deweyan Social Inquiry
Mercedes Maria Corredor (University of Michigan): “Pragmatic Reflections on Anti-Democratic Conclusions: Public Opinion, Surveys, and the Instrumental Value of Things”
John Capps (Rochester Institute of Technology): “Dewey, Truth, and Critical Philosophy”
Deron Boyles (Georgia State University): “Critical Pragmatism, Warranted Assertions, and Knowing: Dewey’s Political-Epistemic Project”
Philip Yaure (Columbia): “Common Sense and Democratic Deliberation”

18:00-19:15    Keynotes Address 1: Prof. Emeritus Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Purdue)

20th October: 

9:30-11:00    State, Institutions, and Political Theory
Edward Quish (Cornell): “Can the State be an Experiment? John Dewey on the Institutionalisation of Social Cooperation”
Kenneth W. Stikkers (Southern Illinois University Carbondale & Ca’Foscari University, Venice): “‘Growth’, Economic and Human: Reconstructing Economics through Pragmatism and the Capabilities Approach”
Quinlan Bowman (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): “Normative Democratic Theory as a Tool for Practical Reasoning: A Deweyan Account”
Justo Serrano Zamora (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main): “Radicalizing Democracy through Counter-Hegemonic Problem-Solving: A Deweyan Perspective”

11:00-11:30    Coffee
11:30-13:00    Dewey, Power, and Social Concreteness
Dianna Taylor (John Carroll): “Dewey and Foucault in Conversation: Implications for Contemporary Feminism”
Gregory Pappas (Texas A&M): “The Need for a Reconstruction of the Pragmatists’ (Addams and Dewey) Critical Methodological Approach to Concrete Social Problems”
Adam Dorsey (Nottingham Trent University): “Dewey and Agonism: Reconstructing Democracy for a Conflictual World”
Mark Tschaepe (Prairie View A&M University): “Cultural Humility and the Problem of Polarization”

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-15:15    Self, Education, and Dewey’s Ethics
Eleonora Mingarelli (KU Leuven): “Borderline Lives: Dewey, James, and the Challenge of the Other”
Joe Hoover (Centre for Global Cooperation Research): “Performative Rights and Situationist Ethics”
Benjamin Kelsey Kearl (Indiana University): “Childhood as Philosophical and Democratic Method: Walter Benjamin, John Dewey, and the Possibility of an Affirmatively Reasoned Biopolitics of Education”

15:15-15:45    Coffee

15:45-17:00    Keynote Address 2: Prof. Matthew Festenstein (University of York)

Generously supported by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, the Mind Association, UCD School of Philosophy, and the UCD Humanities Institute.

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