Pragmatism carries a lot of baggage. ‘To be pragmatic’ often connotes a mode of Realpolitik: to act sensibly and practically, thus to eschew idealism. Avoiding the connotations of being apolitical (as ‘pragmatism’ is often understood negatively) and discarding a facile misunderstanding of pragmatism, pragmatism allows us to address what it really means to act / think ‘sensibly’ and ‘practically.’ Pragmatism is a method grounded in the empirical and focuses on the effects, consequences or ‘practical difference’ that ideas have.
27 Jan 2017 → 2 Jun 2017
[Reading Group] "Pragmatism, or How to Think in An Uncertain World": Reading Group organized by doctoral researchers in Architecture @ UoM
|Event duration||27 Jan 2017 → 2 Jun 2017|
|Location of event||The University of Manchester|
|Degree of recognition||Local event|