Philosophical Pragmatism is
important not only for America but for the whole democratic world. It is
not and should not be solely an American phenomenon. It is a rich source
of ideas and a heritage that should be explored and developed throughout
the contemporary world.
The heart of pragmatism is the
transformation of culture and the formation of a democratic culture in
which democracy is understood not only as a way of government but as a
way of life.
The need for the implementation of
such an approach in Central and Eastern Europe is that this part of
world is undergoing a fundamental transition that would benefit from a
democratic and cultural transformation.
The Central European Pragmatist Forum
is based on academic scholarship, but it does not serve exclusively
academic purposes. It also serves to encourage studies in cultural
identity of this part of the world and its cultural transformation based
on the ideas of philosophical pragmatism.
What we need and want:
to build up a library with resources >>>
to teach university and public courses >>>
to translate and publish works >>>
to counsel widely in the social sphere >>>
to organize discussions, conferences and study grants