Pragmatism in Action

Themes, Tasks and Tools
  • Jozef Keulartz
  • Michiel Korthals
  • Maartje Schermer
  • Tsjalling Swierstra
Part of the The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics book series (LEAF, volume 3)


In this concluding chapter we will elaborate on our proposal for a pragmatist approach with regard to the moral problems and conflicts that are typical of a (dynamic and pluralist) technological culture. In the first section we will review the most important issues that came up during the workshop and that are present in the various contributions. In the second section we will further discuss the usefulness of pragmatism to ethics in a more concrete fashion, by assessing the possible and desirable roles or tasks of pragmatist ethics. In the third section we will further elaborate and adapt the “instruments” we introduced in the prologue.


Conflict Management Discourse Ethic Technological Culture Moral Discourse Public Deliberation 
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  • Jozef Keulartz
  • Michiel Korthals
  • Maartje Schermer
  • Tsjalling Swierstra

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