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TitleThe Cambridge companion to pragmatism
Author edited by Alan Malachowski
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Descript xv, 378 p. ; 23 cm

SUMMARY

"Pragmatism established a philosophical presence over a century ago through the work of Charles Peirce, William James and John Dewey, and has enjoyed an unprecedented revival in recent years owing to the pioneering efforts of Richard Rorty and Hilary Putnam. The essays in this volume explore the history and themes of classic pragmatism, discuss the revival of pragmatism and show how it engages with a range of areas of inquiry including politics, law, education, aesthetics, religion and feminism. Together they provide readers with an overview of the richness and vitality of pragmatist thinking and the influence that it continues to exert both in philosophy and other disciplines. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of pragmatism, American philosophy and political theory"


CONTENT

The principle of peirce and the origins of pragmatism / Christopher Hookway -- James's holism: the human continuum / Alan Malachowski -- Dewey's pragmatism: instrumentalism and meliorism / David Hildebrand -- W.V.O. Quine: pragmatism within the limits of empiricism alone / Isaac Nevo -- Hegel and pragmatism / Richard Bernstein -- Heidegger's pragmatism redux / Mark Okrent -- Practising pragmatism - Wittgensteinanism / Phil Hutchinson and Rupert Read -- Putnum, pragmatism and the fate of metaphysics / David Macarthur -- Imagination over truth: Rorty's contribution to pragmatism / Alan Malachowski -- Pragmatism and feminism / Marjorie C. Miller -- Education and the pragmatism temperament / Carol Nicholson -- Dewey's pragmatic aesthetics: the contours of experience / Garry L. Hagberg -- Pragmatism and religion / Anton A. van Niekerk -- Radical pragmatism / Michael Sullivan and Daniel J. Solove


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