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Profile: Jon Olafsson (Bifröst University)
  1. Jón Ólafsson (2010). Pragmatism and Social Hope: Deepening Democracy in Global Contexts (Review). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (4):641-645.
    At the end of her book, Pragmatism and Social Hope, Judith Green asks why one should want to spend time on expanding opportunities for participation in democratic governance (248). The reason, according to her, is a desire that a "deeper rationality of human spirit" would direct decision-making in the world. We are currently captives of economic/military/political rationality, according to her. Only through participatory democracy, or "second-strand democracy" can the spell be broken (195). Although this does not become apparent until one (...)
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  2. Jón Ólafsson (2010). Pragmatism and Social Hope: Deepening Democracy in Global Contexts By Judith M. Green. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (4):641-645.
  3. Jón Ólafsson (2009). Andóf, Ágreiningur Og Áróður: Greinar Um Heimspeki. Háskólinn Á Bifröst.
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  4. Jon Olafsson (2000). Conflict and Method: An Essay on Dewey. Dissertation, Columbia University
    This is a study of John Dewey's philosophy based on three interrelated themes. I maintain, first, that the best understanding of Deweys work is achieved by a Peircean reading. On that reading Deweys philosophy is partly interpreted through the conceptual framework provided by C. S. Peirce. Second, I argue that a detailed grasp of Dewey's theory of inquiry is essential for a convincing assessment of his philosophical views. Third, I show that Dewey's theory of inquiry creates a common context for (...)
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