9-11 Sep 2015 Paris (France)
Thursday 10
Ethics & Politics
(Chair: Laura Centemeri)
› 14:30 - 18:00 (3h30)
› EHESS Salle 2
Value Theories in Classical Pragmatism: Insights and Difficulties
Pierre-Luc Dostie Proulx  1@  , Neil Williams  2  , Jessica Wright  3  , Diana Heney  4  
1 : Université Catholique de Louvain  (UCL)  -  Website
Place de l'Université 1 - 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve -  Belgium
2 : The University of Sheffield [Sheffield]  -  Website
Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN -  United Kingdom
3 : University of Toronto  (UofT)
4 : Fordham University

The issue of value is found at every juncture in the intellectual history of classical pragmatism. Peirce's restraint in addressing the issue of value, and Dewey's obsessive concern with valuation and evaluation, conspicuously reveal the tenacity of value as a hallmark of classical pragmatism. Notwithstanding, a number of contemporary scholars exhort the need for a better understanding of the complexities that underlie these theories in classical pragmatism. The aim of this panel is to respond to their appeal by examining and comparing the theories of value in the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Clarence Irving Lewis and John Dewey. Each participant on the panel will present a careful analysis of each of these theorists by discussing some aspects of their respective theory of value and the use of the latter in contemporary philosophy.

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