A Companion to Pragmatism

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Pragmatism, comprised of 38 newly commissioned essays, provides comprehensive coverage of one of the most vibrant and exciting fields of philosophy today. Unique in depth and coverage of classical figures and their philosophies as well as pragmatism as a living force in philosophy. Chapters include discussions on philosophers such as John Dewey, J8rgen Habermas and Hilary Putnam.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Notes on Abbreviations
Introduction: Pragmatism, Retrospective, and Prospective
Major Figures
Charles Sanders Peirce
William James
F. C. S. Schiller and European Pragmatists
John Dewey
George H. Mead
Jane Addams
Alain Locke
C. I. Lewis
W. V. Quine
Hilary Putnam
Jürgen Habermas
Richard Rorty
Transforming Philosophy
Not Cynicism, but Synechism: Lessons From Peirce
Peirce and Cartesian Rationalism
James, Empiricism, and Absolute Idealism
Hegel and Realism
Dewey, Dualism, and Naturalism
Expressivism and Mead's Social Self
Marxism and Critical Theory
Philosophical Hermeneutics
Analytic Philosophy
Pluralism, Relativism, and Historicism
Experience as Freedom
Culture and Nature
Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism
Intelligence and Ethics
Democracy and Value Inquiry
Liberal Democracy
Pluralism and Deliberative Democracy
Philosophy as Education
Creativity and Society
Religious Empiricism and Naturalism
Aesthetic Experience and the Neurobiology of Inquiry
Cognitive Science
Inquiry, Deliberation, and Method
Pragmatic Idealism and Metaphysical Realism
Scientific Realism, Antirealism, and Empiricism
Name Index
Subject Index
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