Pragmatism and Religion: Rorty and Stout
College: Institute for Christian Studies
Instructor 1: Kuipers, Ronald
Basic degree students enrol in ICT3771HY
Course Code: 
ICT6771HY
Semester: 
Full-year
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

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 Jeffrey Stout.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Summer 2021
Winter 2017
Hours per Week: 
Intensive
Schedule: 
N/A
Begin Date: 
Monday, June 7, 2021
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
8
Enrolment Notes: 
Students need to contact the ICS Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu to complete registration
Additional Notes: 
Additional Evaluation: seminar presentation.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings