The new semester is off to a good start, and now so is Legal Theory Forum. As we discussed in the fall, we will dedicate this semester to reading some texts on legal pragmatism.
We will have our first meeting of the semester this coming Tuesday, February 15 at 7:15pm in Pound 203. Dinner will be provided. For Tuesday, we’re going to start with two short background readings on philosophical pragmatism. The first is a short chapter on the European origins of pragmatism from Native Pragmatism: Rethinking the Roots of American Philosophy by Scott L. Pratt. The other is a short text by Williams James, What Pragmatism Means. Both of these pieces are available here and here.
Also, we would like your help to have some more events this coming semester. If you have any academic papers you would like to present or have workshopped, please contact us ASAP, and we can try to schedule a time. Or, if there is a professor or speaker you would like to have present, we have a budget and would be happy to help facilitate and sponsor a lunchtime talk.
We look forward to seeing you all next week.
Anthony & Gustavo