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Torjus Midtgarden's work centers on Pragmatism and its contemporary relevance for Social and Political Theory. He has recently studied how Classical Pragmatism (John Dewey), as well as Neo-Pragmatism (Robert Brandom), draws on perspectives from Hegel’s philosophy, and he has explored ways in which Dewey’s Pragmatism bears on current discussions in Critical Social Theory (Axel Honneth, James Bohman). Together with German and French colleagues he currently partakes in explorations of how Dewey’s Pragmatism may be seen as congenial to Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach but also of ways in which it may critically complement the latter by stressing that individuals’ capabilities depend on collective achievements and capabilities and on transactions with non-human nature.  

Academic article
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2020. Peirce’s classification of the sciences. Knowledge organization.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2019. Dewey’s Conceptualization of the Public as Polity Contextualized: The Struggle for Democratic Control over Natural Resources and Technology. Contemporary Pragmatism. 104-131.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2013. Conflicting and complementary conceptions of discursive practice in non-metaphysical interpretations of Hegel. Philosophy & Social Criticism. 559-576.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2012. Critical pragmatism: Dewey's social philosophy revisited. European Journal of Social Theory. 505-521.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2011. The Hegelian Legacy in Dewey's Social and Political Philosophy, 1915-1920. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. 361-388.
  • Stige, Brynjulf; Malterud, Kirsti; Midtgarden, Torjus. 2011. EPICURE : et dialogisk redskab til evaluering af kvalitativ forskning. Nordisk sygeplejeforskning. 33-56.
  • Stige, Brynjulf; Malterud, Kirsti; Midtgarden, Torjus. 2009. Toward an agenda for evaluation of qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research. 1504-1516.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2008. "Dewey’s Philosophy of Language". Revue internationale de philosophie. 257-272.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2007. Peirce's epistemology and its Kantian legacy: Exegetic and systematic considerations. Journal of the history of philosophy. 577-601.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2005. Pierce on Education: Pragmatism and Peirce's Definition of the Purpose of a University. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 327-335.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2005. On the Prospects of A Semiotic Theory of Learning. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 239-252.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2005. Måling av pasientsentrert kommunikasjon. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3133-5.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus; Strand, T. 2005. Introduction. Pierce and Education: The Conflicting Processes of Learning and Discovery. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 167-177.
  • Colapietro, Vincent; Midtgarden, Torjus; Strand, Torill. 2005. Introduction. Peirce and Education: The Conflicting Processes of Learning and Discovery. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 167-177.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2002. Peirce on the Notion of Self and Personal Identity. History of Philosophy Quarterly. 109-124.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2002. Iconic Aspects of Language and Language Use: Peirce's Work on Iconicity Revisited. Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies. 227-244.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2001. Peirce's Speculative Grammar from 1895-1896: Its Exegetical Background and Significance. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. 81-96.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 1996. Den språkfilosofiske relevansen til Peirces semiotikk. Norsk Filosofisk tidsskrift. 57-73.
Academic lecture
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2010. Om den amerikanske Hegelresepsjonen.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2010. Dewey on communication as reason-giving.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2008. Om presisjon, fortolking og refleksjon, med utgangspunkt i Gadamers hermeneutikk.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2008. Dewey and Brandom on Meaning and Social Practices.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2006. Pragmatistiske perspektiv på læringsprosessar.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2002. The relevance of Peirce's conception of a scientific intelligence.
Reader opinion piece
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2001. Språk, kontekst og meining. Apollon : Forskningsmagasin for Universitetet i Oslo.
Book review
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2013. Practice, judgement, and the challenge of moral and political disagreement: a pragmatist account. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. 112-117.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2011. Peirce's theory of inquiry and beyond. By Thora Margareta Bertilsson. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. 528-531.
Popular scientific article
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2002. Arven frå den amerikanske pragmatismen. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. 8 pages.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Lea, Kjersti. 2015. Intellectual Practicians. An Exploration of Professionalism among Upper Secondary School Teachers with Icelandic Mother Tongue Teachers as a Contextualized Empirical Case.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2000. Peirces spekulative grammatikk.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2019. Peirce’s Concept of Scientific Intelligence: Its Kantian Background and Relevance. 13 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2018. Pragmatism. 5 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2018. Categorical Analysis in Pragmatism: Specialization in Science and the Role of Philosophy. 27 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2017. Dewey, John. 3 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2015. John Dewey and Democratic Participation under Modern Conditions. 15 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2014. Pragmatism, Cultural Lags and Moral Self-Reflection. 8 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2013. John Dewey – fridom, deltaking og offentlegheit. 24 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2012. Charles S. Peirce: Pragmatism, Logic, and Metaphysics. 26 pages.
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2010. Toward a semiotic theory of learning. 12 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Midtgarden, Torjus. 2016. Rawls, Dewey, and Constructivism: On the Epistemology of Justice by Eric Thomas Weber (review). 476-480.

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