Foucault and Pragmatism: Introductory Notes on Metaphilosophical Methodology

  • Colin Koopman University of Oregon

Abstract

Being an introduction to a special issue on the theme of “Foucault and Pragmatism” this article offers a brief set of metaphilosophical comments on the project of building bridges across familiar philosophical divides. The paper addresses questions in metaphilosophical methodology raised by the pairing in the issue title: What is at stake in the comparison of philosophical figures like Michel Foucault and John Dewey? What is at stake in the comparison of philosophical traditions such as Genealogy and Pragmatism? How can we most effectively develop comparative work across the entrenched divides, which such comparative work often labors to overcome?

Author Biography

Colin Koopman, University of Oregon
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Published
2011-02-01
Section
Special Issue on Foucault and Pragmatism