I am chatting with some colleagues right now, and explaining what I meant when earlier this week I referred to pragmatism as an episode of constructivism.
Pragmatism is a worldview or philosophy that is concerned with the application of what works in this or that context. If pragmatism is a paradigm that Creswell, in [...]
I am now on to reading some of Donald Schon’s work, specifically the first chapter from his Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions. I have liked his work for some time, though have never read it, per se, for a class.
I am starting to wonder [...]
Still reading the Cook and Brown (1999) Bridging epistemologies article from yeseterday. Would have gotten it completed today (even though I taught at Pace University in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program today, where I am co-teaching NURS 840: Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice Nursing), but I had a request for more revisions for [...]
I missed seeing Slavoj Žižek speak at the CUNY Graduate Center this week, and am having trouble finding who recorded his talk. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
He is quite an author, and if he speaks in any way like he wrote Welcome to the Desert of the Real, then I am really hoping [...]
He will present the methodological foundation for his entire book.
Axel speaks with a smart German accent. Wow, he is reading his work. Not paraphrasing, but actually reading it.
The political changes have not been beyond social criticism. Wow, he just mentioned Foucault’s work. Critical theory is out of the Hegelian tradition. The historical past [...]
No wonder the Symposium has not yet started; that welcome is outside the room where the presentations will take place. I have no energy to go out there, so will sit here and type and check email. Isn’t liveblogging interesting? It is like longer Twittering. Perhaps Twitter (without formatting or image inserts or tags) is [...]
The symposium was started in 1980 by Reiner Shurmann, the chair of the philosophy department at the time. The purpose was to look at the contemporary issues that were important to Hannah Arendt’s thinking. Reiner chaired the philosophy department for many years, especially during the time when the administration was considering eliminating the program.
Jay Bernstein introduced Axel Honneth, the director of the Institute of Critical Theory in Frankfurt. Jay said he has made a distinctive contribution within critical theory. Axel has innovated and provided a vision for making critical theory sensitive and applicable to a variety of cases. He is the image of where critical theory will go [...]
Here I am liveblogging again. I was finally able to connect to the New School wireless network (the instructions for doing so were well hidden on their website, locatable only via a Google search), and thus am hoping to be able ot post this in real time as well.
I did not think I was [...]
Tomorrow is the Hannah Arendt / Reiner Schurmann Symposium in Political Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. The theme for this year’s symposium is Critical Theory Today, and speakers include Axel Honneth, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Luc Boltanski, Judith Butler, and Etienne Balibar.
In the words of Jay Bernstein, the chairperson of the Philosophy Department, [...]