Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Feminist Pragmatism in Place Schedule Out!

Feminist Pragmatism in Place

University of Dayton Philosophy Department Colloquium
October 19-20, 2012

The schedule is out!

* I don't want to post it here, and I cannot find a copy on the net. If you want it, I have posted it as a comment. *


  1. Feminist Pragmatism in Place

    University of Dayton Philosophy Department Colloquium
    October 19-20, 2012

    *Thursday, October 18,* 8 pm. Informal Reception (Humanities Building, 472)

    *Friday, October 19*
    *Session I: 9:30-10:45 Immigration Matters* (Humanities 472)
    “The Global Learning Chain and Baltimore City’s Filipino Teachers:
    Persuasion and Compulsion in the Classroom.” Celia Bardwell-Jones.
    University of Hawai'i at Hilo.

    “National Sovereignty in Immigration Matters,” Ernesto Rosen Velasquez,
    University of Dayton.

    *Session II: 11-12:15 Historical Spaces of Feminist Pragmatism*(Humanities 472)

    “The Public Space of an Early Feminist Critique of Darwin,” Michael Brady,
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

    "Jane Addams and Leo Tolstoy-- How Addams transformed Tolstoy's
    Nonresistance Doctrine into a Pragmatic Strategy for Implementing a
    Democratic Society: 1881-1910," Marsha Silberman, Independent Scholar.

    12:15-2:00 Lunch on your own

    *Session III: 2-3:15 Expanding Spaces for Feminist Pragmatism* (Humanities

    “Should Feminist Pragmatists be Tackling Wicked Problems?” Danielle Lake,
    Grand Valley State University.

    “Insurrectionist and Feminist Character Traits,” Lee A. McBride III, The
    College of Wooster.

    *Session IV: 3:30-4:45 The Body as Place* (Humanities 472)

    “‘Ballet is for Girls and Girlie-Men:’ A Pragmatist, Feminist Evaluation of
    Why Dance is an Undervalued Art,” Aili Bresnahan, University of Dayton.

    “Slathered, Zapped, Nipped, and Tucked: The Ethically Problematic Practice
    of Offering and Advertising Cosmetic Treatments in Dermatological
    Practices,” Barbara Lowe, St. John Fisher College.

    6-7:45: Banquet

    *8:00-9:30 pm. Plenary Session*: Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College
    (Sears Recital Hall, Humanities Building, First Floor)

    “Urban Farmers and Rural Cosmopolitans?

    Pragmatist Musings on Contemporary Food Movements”

    Reception to follow

    *Saturday, October 20*

    *Session V: 9-10:15 Domestic Places* (Humanities 472)

    “Finding a Place in Space: Jane Addams and the Ethics of Choosing Where
    One Lives,” Mike Jostedt, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

    “Experiencing the Home: Pragmatism, Intersectionality, and Domestic
    Space,” Kara Barnette, Gustavus Adolphus College.

    *10:30-12: Plenary Session*, Louise Knight, Visiting Scholar, Northwestern
    University (Sears Auditorium, Humanities Building, First Floor)

    “Reading Addams’s Rhetoric on Social Justice.”

    12-1:30 Lunch on your own

    *Session VI: 1:30-2:45 New Connections to Addams* (Humanities 472)

    “Jane Addams and C.G. Jung: A Collective Consciousness Manifest in Story
    and Tale,” Jennifer Ortiz, Marylhurst University.

    “Where Do We Start?” Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Purdue University.

    *Session VII: 3-4:15 New Directions for Feminist Pragmatists* (Humanities

    “Feminist Pragmatism and Public Space,” Susan Dieleman, Dalhousie

    “Incremental Trauma: Liberated Consciousness and the Indignities of Age,”
    Cynthia Gayman, Murray State University.

    *Session VIII: 4:30-5:45 Feminist Pragmatist Pedagogy* (Humanities 472)

    "Critical Theory and Transformational Pedagogy in Action," Jack Register
    and Kristen Christman, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    “Place-based Adult Education: the Community as Partner,” Judy Whipps,
    Grand Valley State University.

    Informal supper follows the last session.

    *For more information, including hotel arrangements, please contact Marilyn
    Fischer, fischer@udayton.edu*

  2. http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/without-mirrors/

  3. DMF?

    Yes, I tried to get a post-doc with him. He's a neopragmatist and working thoroughly in the analytic motif, and thus I've found it takes some work to cross the neoclassical- to neo-pragmatist divide. Perhaps I will return to his work as doing so might be more productive than the moral classical work I've been mired in. Yes, mired, as progress takes forever.

    Thanks for the link.

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  5. Case in point:

    "The metaphysics suggests that perhaps Peirce might be your kind of pragmatist, but the title of your book and this language orietated approach to the subject is kind of solid with Rorty, Wittgenstein and Brandom, and that’s where many people seem to put you. Are you doing metaphysics or are you deflating metaphysics so far that it doesn’t count as metaphysics anymore?"

    "Yes, certainly I’m a pragmatist. In my view, the most helpful way to characterise pragmatism is to say that it approaches a range philosophical issues in the way I just mentioned, by asking about the practical role that philosophically interesting concepts (e.g., that of causation) play in our lives – by looking for explanations, and genealogies, in broadly naturalistic terms (i.e., by starting with the assumption that we are natural creatures in a natural environment).

    I don’t know much about Peirce, so I’m not sure whether I’m his sort of pragmatist, but I’m happy to be seen as kind of solid with Rorty, Wittgenstein and Brandom, as you put it. (We’re, you know, like that.)"

    See, he's ignorant of the history of pragmatism and that this work has already been done in exquisite detail.


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