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Pluralism, Pragmatism, and American Democracy: a discussion and book signing with H. G. Callaway
February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In his 2017 book, Pluralism, Pragmatism, and American Democracy: A Minority Report, H. G. Callaway offers a series of essays exploring threats to the intellectual and moral integrity of American thought. Confronted by both a growing relativism that actually breeds authoritarianism in society (as is evident in policies of the current administration) and by the eclipse of democratic ideals due to identity politics and interest groups, the future of true democracy and public dialogue are threatened. Given current dominant perspectives on the pragmatic tradition as found in Pierce, James, and Dewey, pragmatism may not help us escape our current malaise.
Come join Hugh Taft-Morales as he explores these important philosophical insights of scholar H. G. Callaway.