American Style Programme

June 11th

9.00 - 9.15 Registration

9.15-9.30 Kelly, Marchetti and McHugh – Welcome and Introduction

9.30-11.00 James Conant (Chicago) – The Very Idea of American Philosophy

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Russell B. Goodman (New Mexico) – Emerson’s Philosophical Style

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Christopher Hookway (Sheffield) – Pragmatism, Belief and Propositions

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Sarin Marchetti (UCD) – Style and/as Philosophy in James

17.00-18.30 Paul Jenner (Leicester) – Style in Cavell and Santayana

18.30 Drinks reception at the Clinton Institute, followed by dinner



June 12th

10-11.30 Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore) – Cavell and the American Jeremiad

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.00 Matteo Falomi (Essex) – Ways of Reading. Cavell and Nussbaum on the Moral Significance of Texts

13.00-14.00 Lunch 

14.00-15.30 Maria Baghramian (UCD) – The Depths and Shallows of Putnam’s Pragmatism

13.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.00 Fergal McHugh (UCD) - How to read Putnam: Argumentative Pluralism as an American Tradition

17.00-18.30 Ramon del Castillo (Madrid) – The Hedgehog That Therefore He Was. On Rorty’s Style

18.30 Áine Kelly (UCD) - Closing Remarks







The American Voice in Philosophy project is supported by:

  • The IRCHSS (“New Ideas” Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • UCD School of Philosophy
  • The International Journal of Philosophical Studies
  • UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies.
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
  • UCD Seed Funding

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