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Introductory Notes on the Obama and Pragmatism Symposium

Introductory Notes on the Obama and Pragmatism Symposium Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 8, No. 2 (December 2011), 1­5 Editions Rodopi © 2011 Mark Sanders and Colin Koopman This special Symposium on Obama and Pragmatism is the result of the efforts and diligence of many persons, all of whom deserve our gratitude, however the person most responsible and to whom this Symposium is dedicated, is Michael Eldridge. Mike's sudden and tragic passing in September 2010 left a void which will be impossible to fill for those of us who knew him. His larger than life persona will live on in our memories of him and his work on pragmatism will live on in his published material. It is our honor to add to that material by not only dedicating this symposium to him, but by including herein, an essay by him. Michael Eldridge was interested in the question of what kind of pragmatist President Barack Obama is and the connection between his pragmatism and philosophical pragmatism. He explored these questions from several angles. Eldridge's inquiry into Obama's pragmatism was the perfect project for him in that it involved inquiry into the pragmatism of an important political figure in terms of his words and deeds (his thoughts and actions). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

Introductory Notes on the Obama and Pragmatism Symposium

Contemporary Pragmatism , Volume 8 (2): 1 – Apr 21, 2011

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Brill
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© Copyright 2011 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3429
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1875-8185
DOI
10.1163/18758185-90000196
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Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 8, No. 2 (December 2011), 1­5 Editions Rodopi © 2011 Mark Sanders and Colin Koopman This special Symposium on Obama and Pragmatism is the result of the efforts and diligence of many persons, all of whom deserve our gratitude, however the person most responsible and to whom this Symposium is dedicated, is Michael Eldridge. Mike's sudden and tragic passing in September 2010 left a void which will be impossible to fill for those of us who knew him. His larger than life persona will live on in our memories of him and his work on pragmatism will live on in his published material. It is our honor to add to that material by not only dedicating this symposium to him, but by including herein, an essay by him. Michael Eldridge was interested in the question of what kind of pragmatist President Barack Obama is and the connection between his pragmatism and philosophical pragmatism. He explored these questions from several angles. Eldridge's inquiry into Obama's pragmatism was the perfect project for him in that it involved inquiry into the pragmatism of an important political figure in terms of his words and deeds (his thoughts and actions).

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Published: Apr 21, 2011

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