105, bd. Raspail – 75006 Paris
In these and other domains of political research, pragmatism has offered new theoretical insights and contributed to the opening of new lines of empirical research. This conference will bring together scholars from a plurality of disciplinary fields to assess the continuing relevance of pragmatism for the study of the political in a thoroughly interdisciplinary perspective.
Democracy and Institutions
◊ Roberto Frega (CNRS, CEMS-IMM), Steps towards a Pragmatist Theory of Democracy.
◊ Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University), Pragmatism and the Overcoming of Discrete Individualism.
◊ Charles Sabel (Columbia University), Pragmatism and the politics of crisis.
◊ Gregory Pappas (Texas A&M University), The Pragmatist’s Approach to Problems of Injustice.
◊ Joelle Zask (Université Aix-Marseille), The Usefulness of Pragmatism for a Democratic Conception of International Politics.
Resistance, Disobedience, and Mobilizations in the Public Space
◊ Christopher Ansell (California University at Berkeley), The Protective State and the Problem-Solving State.
◊ Daniel Cefaï (EHESS, CEMS-IMM), Public Arena: A Pragmatist Concept of the Public Sphere.
◊ José Medina (Vanderbilt University), Pragmatism, Racial Frictions and Epistemic Injustice.
◊ Just Serrano Zamora (Frankfurt University), Inquiring from below? Exploring the Democratic Value of Situated Inquiries.
◊ Albert Ogien (CNRS, CEMS-IMM) – Sandra Laugier (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Democracy as Claim and as a Form of Life.
◊ Francis Chateauraynaud (EHESS, GSPR), Environmental Issues between Regulation and Conflict. Pragmatic Views on Ecological Controversies.
Pragmatism as a Critical Project
◊ Torjus Midtgarden (Bergen University), Dewey’s Publics Reconsidered: Process Ontology, Communication and Vulnerable Agents.
◊ Molly Cochran (Brooks College Oxford), The Pragmatism of Jane Addams: International Justice and the Ethics of Social Radicalism.
◊ Emmanuel Renault (Université Paris-Ouest), Dewey’s Pragmatism and Frankfurt Critical Theory as Social Philosophies.
◊ Claude Gautier (Triangle, ENS Lyon), Dewey: Political Action, Social Knowledge and the Possibility of Critique.
◊ Bénédicte Zimmerman (EHESS, Centre Georg Simmel), How Critical can Pragmatism be? On Some Pragmatist Foundations for Critical Sociology.