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Centre d’études John Dewey

Centre Dewey

Brendan Hogan

Brendan Hogan is Clinical Associate Professor in the Global Liberal Studies program at New York University. He has taught in this capacity at three campuses in New York University’s global network: New York City, Paris, Florence, and London. His research is focused on questions in philosophy of social science, political philosophy, and pragmatism more broadly speaking. His current research project involves drawing out the consequences of pragmatism for understanding the relationship between social science and democracy. In particular he has focused on the model of rationality and action in economics and its impact on policy, institutions, and  social practices. As a research fellow he will be continuing this work with especial attention to the reconstruction of social science when viewed through the methodological and philosophical lens of pragmatism.
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Selected publications:

♦ « Actionable Consequences: Dewey, Wittgenstein, and the remainder of social science » Journal of Speculative Philosophy, forthcoming.

♦ “Consequences of Liberal Naturalism”  Naturalism, Realism, and Normativity.  By Hilary Putnam , Ed. Mario de Caro, (Cambridge: MA; Harvard University Press, with Lawrence Marcelle. Review article, (15000 words) , Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal.Vol. 38, No. 2, 2017.

♦ “The complementarity of means and ends: Putnam, pragmatism, and the problem of economic rationality” ” with Lawrence Marcelle Graduate Faculty of Philosophy Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2. 2017.

 “Any Democracy Worth Its Name: Bernstein’s democratic ethos and a role for representation” With Lawrence Marcelle in Thinking the Plural: Richard J. Bernstein  and the Expansion ofAmerican Philosophy, Eds. Megan Craig and Marcia Morgan,  Foreword by George Yancy, Prologue by Ed Casey, Epilogue by Richard J. Bernstein, Rowman & Littlefield , 2016.

 ♦ “Pragmatism, power, and the situation of democracy” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 30 (1), 2016. 

 ♦ “Imagination, Imaginaries, and Emancipation”.  Pragmatism Today, Vol. 4 No. 2,  2015. 

 ♦ “Pragmatic Hegemony: questions and convergence”  Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29 (1) 2015.

 ♦ “Antonio Gramsci: a humanist reconstruction of Marxism” in J. Ward Regan, ed. Great Books Written in Prison: Essays on Classic Works from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Co. Inc.) 2015.

 ♦ “Criticism and pragmatic philosophy of social science”   Figuras de la Dominacion Ed. José Manuel Bermudo Ávila. (Barcelona: University of Barcelona Press), 2014.

 ♦ “Abstract objectivity: Richard J. Bernstein’s critique of Hilary Putnam” with Lawrence Marcelle. in Richard J. Bernstein and the pragmatic turn in contemporary philosophy. Edited by Judith Green and Hugh McDonald (New York: Palgrave MacMillan) 2014. 

 ♦ “Hegemony, Social Inquiry, and Democracy”, in Persuasion and Compulsion in Democracy. (Plymouth, UK;:Lexington Press)  2013.

 ♦ “Agency, political economy, and the transnational democratic ideal” Journal of Ethics and Global PoliticsVol. 3, No. 1, 2010.

 ♦ “The Imaginative character of pragmatic inquiry”Cognitio Estudos Vol. 5, No. 2, 2009

 ♦ “Towards a truly pragmatic philosophy of social science” Human Studies, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2009.