Pragmatism and Religion: Rorty and Stout

ICT6771HS  L0101
Offered in Winter 2013  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

How does pragmatism's central tenet that the meaning and worth of ideas lies in their practical consequences comport with religious forms of life and the understandings of morality they fund? Does pragmatism's suspicion regarding traditional "supernaturalist" theologies leave any space to think alternatively about God and the human relationsip with God?  What role do pragmatists see for religion in a democratic society, if any?  In addressing these questions, this seminar will focus on the work of John Dewey, Richard Rorty, and Jefferey  Stout.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICT3771HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 09:30 to 12:30
Instructors: Ronald Kuipers
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit

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