Identity and Social Transformation: Volume 5 - The Central European Pragmatist Forum (Value Inquiry Book Series / Central European Value Studies 240)

Identity and Social Transformation: Volume 5 - The Central European Pragmatist Forum (Value Inquiry Book Series / Central European Value Studies 240)

By: John Ryder (volume_editor), Radim Sip (volume_editor)Paperback

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This book is the fifth volume of selected papers from the Central European Pragmatist Forum (CEPF). The CEPF was founded in 2000 to provide an opportunity for American and European specialists in American philosophy to share their work with one another and to develop an understanding of the contemporary applications of the American philosophical traditions. The current volume deals with the general questions of identity and social transformation. Papers are organized into sections on the Transformation of Pragmatism, Metatheoretical conditions for Identity Transformation, the Fluidity of Identity, Transforming Self, Transforming Society, Art and Transformation, Richard Rorty on the Transformation of Society and Self, and Pragmatism and Central Europe. The authors are among the leading specialists in American philosophy from universities across the US and in Central and Eastern Europe. In their papers the authors address a range of topics, including comparative analyses of American philosophical figures with prominent representatives of other philosophical traditions, contemporary issues in ethics, aesthetics and social philosophy, unresolved problems in American philosophy, and issues of contemporary policy. All papers deal in one way or another with the general theme of identity and transformation, individual and social.

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Contents

Vincent Colapietro: Foreword John Ryder and Radim Sip: Preface The Transformation of Pragmatism + Michael Eldridge: Pragmatism, Agency and Power: Identity Politics as a Model for Pragmatism? Metatheoretical Conditions for Identity Transformation Juan Carlos Mougan Rivero: Moral Virtues and Social Transformation Kathleen Wallace: Moral Transformation Sami Pihlstrom: The Metaphysics and Ethics of the Self: Personal Identity Pragmatically Reconsidered Donald Morse: Pragmatism and Personal Identity The Fluidity of Identity Marjorie C. Miller: Who am I? And Who are We? Deweyans and Confucians on Identity Scott L. Pratt: Border Agents and Boundary Identities Charlene Haddock Seigfried: Relating Identity and Diversity Transforming Self, Transforming Society Anthony Graybosch: No Station and No Duties: Thoreau James Campbell: We Are What We Believe: Social Transformation and Individual Transformation Igor Hanzel: Dewey's Logic: Theory of Inquiry - Modernization and Transformation Jane Skinner: A Deweyan Approach to Economics and Politics: A Key to International Social Transformation? Larry A. Hickman: Representative Democracy, Participatory Democracy, and the Trajectory of Social Transformation Art and Transformation Armen T. Marsoobian: Memorial Art, Modernity, and Identity: How Do We Memorialize Genocide? Richard E. Hart: The Will to Believe and Resistance to Occupation: Is the Moon Down Richard Rorty on the Transformation of Society and Self Alexander Kremer: "Take Care of Freedom, and Truth Takes Care of Itself" - Rorty on Society and Identity Miklos Nyiro: Rorty on Politics, Identity, and Transformation Wojciech Malecki: The Unforced Flowers of Life? Richard Rorty on Religion and Literature Pragmatism and Central Europe Marilyn Fischer: Tomas Masaryk and Jane Addams on Humanitarianism and Cultural Reciprocity Radim Sip: Nationalism and Central Europe Emil Visnovsky: Pragmatist Reflections on Socio-Cultural Transformation About the Editors and Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 01/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9789042034426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 295
  • ID: 9789042034426
  • weight: 460
  • ISBN10: 9042034424

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