We kick off our Spring series on Pragmatism with two works by William James, Pragmatism and The Meaning of Truth. These were intended to be definitive statements of his Philosophy.
For our first meeting we discuss Pragmatism, a series of lectures he delivered in Boston and New York in 1906 and 1907 and published later that year. Pragmatism includes eight lectures where he defines Pragmatism, outlines his pragmatic theory of truth and discusses its relationship to Metaphysics, Common Sense, Religion and Humanism.
We are a group of multi-level people interested in the study of Philosophy. We sit around debating or discussing at length topics from metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and logic. We meet every week, meetings on Skype and at a restaurant (addressing the same topic) are alternating every other week. To join the fist time to the skype calls please send a skype contact request to Andras (skype id: "andras.pap", and be logged into skype at the time of the call). New texts are always discussed first on Skype, attending both or either of the two types of meetings is encouraged. Probably the best way to learn about us is to check out our past events in the "Past" tab on our "Home" page and our "BPMU_ReadingList" and "NearFuturePlan" files on our "Files" page. Come and join the discussion. (Don't let the background image discourage you.)