Odyssey: U.S. Pragmatism—Philosophy of Individual and Social Intelligent Action

In the first of a four-part series, the class examines and discusses the core of U.S. pragmatism by: (a) clarifying concepts and hypotheses by tracing their "practical consequences"; (b) inquiry as a communal, self-controlled and self-correcting activity; (c) awareness that any of our opinions may require revision in the future; (d) our perception as a process shaped by our expectation habits; (e) the role of our thoughts or judgments in our inquiries and their practical implications; (f) recognizing that human existence is fundamentally social. Four pragmatists—Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead—are considered some of the best American philosophers.

910.832.01 Homewood campus
Thursday, Oct. 17 to Nov. 21, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $158 (six sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Please contact 410-516-8516 for more details.