Summary Book Review Pragmatism by Russell B. Goodman:
Download or read book Pragmatism written by Russell B. Goodman and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1996. This work presents material for understanding pragmatism's contemporary revival. The contributors consider philosophical issues ranging from the distinction between truth, knowledge and the meaning of literature to the practice of reading.
Summary Book Review Pragmatism as a Principle and Method of Right Thinking by Charles Sanders Peirce:
Download or read book Pragmatism as a Principle and Method of Right Thinking written by Charles Sanders Peirce and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1997-04-24 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a study edition of Charles Sanders Peirce's manuscripts for lectures on pragmatism given in spring 1903 at Harvard University. Excerpts from these writings have been published elsewhere but in abbreviated form. Turrisi has edited the manuscripts for publication and has written a series of notes that illuminate the historical, scientific, and philosophical contexts of Peirce's references in the lectures. She has also written a Preface that describes the manner in which the lectures came to be given, including an account of Peirce's life and career pertinent to understanding the philosopher himself. Turrisi's introduction interprets Peirce's brand of pragmatism within his system of logic and philosophy of science as well as within general philosophical principles.
Download or read book Pragmatism written by William James and published by Barnes & Noble Publishing. This book was released on 2003-10 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The word "pragmatism" is used everywhere today, from business to sports to politics. Although the word hadn't yet entered everyday language when William James published Pragmatism in 1907, the philosopher believed its doctrine had virtually become common sense in twentieth-century America. For James, pragmatism was a specific philosophical alternative to essentialism and foundationalism and argued that ideas are meaningful only insofar as they have practical consequences in concrete human experience; however today pragmatism has come to denote merely a general willingness to compromise principles, even to the point of selfishness or irresponsibility. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Pragmatism is a valuable corrective to modern uses of the word, since the voice that speaks in its pages embodies precisely the opposite values from the pejorative senses the word has acquired.
Summary Book Review Reinventing Pragmatism by Joseph Margolis:
Download or read book Reinventing Pragmatism written by Joseph Margolis and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In contemporary philosophical debates in the United States "redefining pragmatism" has become the conventional way to flag significant philosophical contests and to launch large conceptual and programmatic changes. This book analyzes the contributions of such developments in light of the classic formulations of Charles S. Peirce and John Dewey and the interaction between pragmatism and analytic philosophy. American pragmatism was revived quite unexpectedly in the 1970s by Richard Rorty's philosophical heterodoxy and his running dispute with Hilary Putnam, who, like Rorty, is a professed Deweyan. Reinventing Pragmatism examines the force of the new pragmatisms, from the emergence of Rorty's and Putnam's basic disagreements of the 1970s until the turn of the century. Joseph Margolis considers the revival of a movement generally thought to have ended by the 1950s as both a surprise and a turn of great importance. The quarrel between Rorty and Putnam obliged American philosophers, and eventually Eurocentric philosophy as a whole, to reconsider the direction of American and European philosophy, for instance in terms of competing accounts of realism and naturalism.
Summary Book Review Deconstruction and Pragmatism by Simon Critchley:
Download or read book Deconstruction and Pragmatism written by Simon Critchley and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Pragmatism by Mitchell Aboulafia:
Download or read book Contemporary Pragmatism written by Mitchell Aboulafia and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2008 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of Content Contemporary Pragmatism Volume 5 Number 1 June 2008 Catherine LEGG: Argument-Forms Which Turn Invalid Over Infinite Domains: Physicalism as Supertask? Joseph MARGOLIS: Wittgenstein¿s Question and the Ubiquity of Cultural Space Jay SCHULKIN: Cognitive Adaptation: Insights from a Pragmatist Perspective Jay SCHULKIN: Cephalic Organization: Animacy and Agency Lara M. TROUT: C. S. Peirce, Antonio Damasio, and Embodied Cognition: A Contemporary Post-Darwinian Account of Feeling and Emotion in the `Cognition Series¿ Rita RISSER: Industry and Quiescence in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature Lenart SKOF: Pragmatism and Social Ethics: An Intercultural and Phenomenological Approach Andrew STABLES: Semiosis, Dewey and Difference: Implications for Pragmatic Philosophy of Education Book Reviews Scott R. STROUD: Review of Cheryl Misak, ed. New Pragmatists. Jacob GOODSON: Review of Romand Coles and Stanley Hauerwas. Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary: Conversations between a Radical Democrat and a Christian.
Summary Book Review Habermas and Pragmatism by Mitchell Aboulafia:
Download or read book Habermas and Pragmatism written by Mitchell Aboulafia and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are few living thinkers who have enjoyed the eminence and reown of Jürgen Hamermas. His work has been highly influential not only in philosopy, but also in the fields of politics, sociology and law. This is the first collection dedicated to exploring the connections between his body of work ahd America's most significant philosophical movement, pragmatism. Habermas and Pragmatism considers the influence of pragmatism on Habermas's thought and the tensions between Habermasian social theory and pragmatism. Essays by distinguished pragmatists, legal and critical theorists, and Habermas cover a range of subjects including the philosophy of language, the nature of rationality, democracy, objectivity, transcendentalism, aesthetics, and law. The collection also addresses the relationship to Habermas of Kant, Peirce, Mead, Dewey, Piaget, Apel, Brandom and Rorty.
Summary Book Review Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatism by Steven Mailloux:
Download or read book Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatism written by Steven Mailloux and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-05-18 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contribution of rhetoric, sophistry, and pragmatism to postmodernist cultural politics.
Summary Book Review Pragmatism and Religion by Stuart E. Rosenbaum:
Download or read book Pragmatism and Religion written by Stuart E. Rosenbaum and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This distinctive collection of classical and contemporary readings comes at a time when pragmatism is undergoing a renaissance across a spectrum of disciplines. Pragmatism and Religion addresses an important but overlooked issue: whether or not the deep passions and commitments of American pragmatism's central figures are independent of Western religious traditions. The first of the book's three sections samples pragmatism's religious roots. "Classical Sources" includes works by John Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as Charles Sanders Peirce's "Evolutionary Love," William James's "Philosophy" (chapter 18 of The Varieties of Religious Experience), and selections by John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, John McDermott, and Richard Rorty. Part 2, "Contemporary Essays on the American Tradition of Religious Thought," features Richard Bernstein's "Pragmatism's Common Faith," Stuart Rosenbaum's "Morality and Religion," and Robert Westbrook's "Uncommon Faith," among others. Part 3, "Theism, Secularism, and Religion: Seeking a Common Faith" includes Raymond D. Boisvert's "What Is Religion?" Sandra B. Rosenthal's "Spirituality and the Spirit of American Pragmatism," Carl Vaught's "Dewey's Conception of the Religious Dimension of Experience," and Steven C. Rockefeller's "Faith and Ethics in an Interdependent World," among others. Stuart Rosenbaum's contemporary contributors are among the best in the fields of pragmatism and pragmatism in religion. A unique resource, Pragmatism and Religion will serve students of religion, history, and philosophy, as well as those in interdisciplinary core courses.
Summary Book Review Consequences of Pragmatism by Richard Rorty:
Download or read book Consequences of Pragmatism written by Richard Rorty and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rorty seeks to tie philosophy's past to its future by connecting what he sees as the positive (and neglected) contributions of the American pragmatic philosophers to contemporary European developments. What emerges from his explorations is a revivified version of pragmatism that offers new hope for the future of philosophy."Rorty's dazzling tour through the history of modern philosophy, and his critical account of its present state (the best general introduction in print), is actually an argument that what we consider perennial problems--mind and body, consciousness and objects, the foundations of knowledge, the fact/value distinction--are merely the dead-ends this picture leads us into." Los Angeles Times Book Review"It can immediately be said that Consequences of Pragmatism must be read by both those who believe that they agree and those who believe that they disagree with Richard Rorty. [He] is far and away the most provocative philosophical writer working in North America today, and Consequences of Pragmatism should make this claim even stronger."The Review of Metaphysics"Philosophy, for Rorty, is a form of writing, a literary genre, closer to literary criticism than anything else, a criticism which takes for one of its major concerns the texts of the past recognized as philosophical: it interprets interpretations. If anyone doubts the continued vigor and continuing relevance of American pragmatism, the doubts can be laid to rest by reading this book." Religious Studies Review
Summary Book Review American Pragmatism by M. Gail Hamner:
Download or read book American Pragmatism written by M. Gail Hamner and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2003-01-09 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hamner seeks to discover what makes pragmatism uniquely American. She argues that the inextricably American character of pragmatism of such figures as C.S. Peirce and William James lies in its often understated affirmation of America as a uniquely religious country with a God-given mission and populated by God-fearing citizens.
Download or read book Pragmatism written by Michael Bacon and published by Polity. This book was released on 2012-05-14 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pragmatism: An Introduction provides an account of the arguments of the central figures of the most important philosophical tradition in the American history of ideas, pragmatism. This wide-ranging and accessible study explores the work of the classical pragmatists Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, as well as more recent philosophers including Richard Rorty, Richard J. Bernstein, Cheryl Misak, and Robert B. Brandom. Michael Bacon examines how pragmatists argue for the importance of connecting philosophy to practice. In so doing, they set themselves in opposition to many of the presumptions that have dominated philosophy since Descartes. The book demonstrates how pragmatists reject the Cartesian spectator theory of knowledge, in which the mind is viewed as seeking accurately to represent items in the world, and replace it with an understanding of truth and knowledge in terms of the roles they play within our social practices. The book explores the diverse range of positions that have engendered marked and sometimes acrimonious disputes amongst pragmatists. Bacon identifies the themes underlying these differences, revealing a greater commonality than many commentators have recognized. The result is an illuminating narrative of a rich philosophical movement that will be of interest to students in philosophy, political theory, and the history of ideas.
Summary Book Review Environmental Pragmatism by Eric Katz:
Download or read book Environmental Pragmatism written by Eric Katz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought. It argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental thought moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatic thought to the explanation, solution and discussion of real issues. This concise, well-focused collection is the first comprehensive presentation of environmental pragmatism as a new philosophical approach to environmental thought and policy.
Summary Book Review William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture by Deborah Whitehead:
Download or read book William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture written by Deborah Whitehead and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2016-01-21 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture focuses on the work of William James and the relationship between the development of pragmatism and its historical, cultural, and political roots in 19th-century America. Deborah Whitehead reads pragmatism through the intersecting themes of narrative, gender, nation, politics, and religion. As she considers how pragmatism helps to explain the United States to itself, Whitehead articulates a contemporary pragmatism and shows how it has become a powerful and influential discourse in American intellectual and popular culture.
Summary Book Review Pragmatism and Objectivity by Sami Pihlström:
Download or read book Pragmatism and Objectivity written by Sami Pihlström and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-17 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pragmatism and Objectivity illuminates the nature of contemporary pragmatism against the background of Rescher’s work, resulting in a stronger grasp of the prospects and promises of this philosophical movement. The central insight of pragmatism is that we must start from where we find ourselves and deflate metaphysical theories of truth in favor of an account that reflects our actual practices of the concept. Pragmatism links truth and rationality to experience, success, and action. While crude versions of pragmatism state that truth is whatever works for a person or a community, Nicholas Rescher has been at the forefront of arguing for a more sophisticated pragmatist position. According to his position, we can illuminate a robust concept of truth by considering its links with inquiry, assertion, belief, and action. His brand of pragmatism is objective and organized around truth and inquiry, rather than other forms of pragmatism that are more subjective and lenient. The contingency and fallibility of knowledge and belief formation does not mean that our beliefs are simply what our community decides, or that truth and objectivity are spurious notions. Rescher offers the best chance of understanding how it is that beliefs can be the products of human inquiry yet aim at the truth nonetheless. The essays in this volume, written by established and up-and-coming scholars of pragmatism, touch on themes related to epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics.
Summary Book Review Pragmatism Applied by Clifford S. Stagoll:
Download or read book Pragmatism Applied written by Clifford S. Stagoll and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2019-03-25 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life. William James, one of America’s most original philosophers and psychologists, was concerned above all with the manner in which philosophy might help people to cope with the vicissitudes of daily life. Writing around the turn of the twentieth century, James experienced firsthand, much as we do now, the impact upon individuals and communities of rapid changes in extant values, technologies, economic realities, and ways of understanding the world. He presented an enormous range of practical recommendations for coping and thriving in such circumstances, arguing consistently that prospects for richer lives and improved communities rested not upon trust in spiritual or material prescriptions, but rather on clear thinking in the cause of action. This volume seeks to demonstrate how James’s astonishingly rich corpus can be used to address contemporary issues and to establish better ways for thinking about the moral and practical challenges of our time. In the first part, James’s theories are applied directly to issues ranging from gun control to disability, and the ethics of livestock farming to the meaning of “progress” in race relations. The second part shows how James’s theories of ethics, experience, and the self can be used to “clear away” theoretical matters that have inhibited philosophy’s deployment to real-world issues. Finally, part three shows how individuals might apply ideas from James in their personal lives, whether at work, contemplating nature, or considering the implications of their own habits of thought and action. “This book is the first sustained attempt to take James’s call for a lived philosophy at face value, both exploring the extent of James’s own philosophical project and furthering it in ever new directions. As is clear from the reading of the various contributions, we are given a taste of what Jamesian philosophy might or should achieve rather than merely presenting what it promises to deliver. And this is clearly novel and extremely intriguing.” — Sarin Marchetti, author of Ethics and Philosophical Critique in William James
Download or read book Process Pragmatism written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses Process Pragmatism, the view that whatever is, derives from interactions. The contributors examine and defend its merits by focusing on major topics, including truth, the existence of unobservables, the origin of knowledge, scientific activity, mathematical functions, laws of nature, and moral agency.