Pragmatism: A Contemporary Reader
Russell B. Goodman
Psychology Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 317 pages
Russell Goodman examines the curious reemergence of pragmatism in a field dominated in the past decades by phenomenology, logic, positivism, and deconstruction. With contributions from major contemporary and classical thinkers such as Cornel West, Richard Rorty, Nancy Fraser, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Russell has gathered an impressive chorus of philosophical voices that reexamine the origins and complexities of neo-pragmatism.
The contributors discuss the relationship of pragmatism and literary theory, phenomenology, existentialism, and the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. They question the meaning of pragmatics, what it is to be practical, and ask provocative questions such as: what is reading? and whether democracy is a precondition for the functioning of intelligence. This work places this reemergent and interesting neo-development in its proper context and will provide readers with a strong sense of the movement's foundations, history, and subtlities.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
action activity American argue argument belief called Cambridge claim conception contemporary Cornel West criticism cultural Davidson democracy Descartes Dewey Dewey's distinction Emerson Emersonian epistemology essay example exist experience fact feminism feminist Foucault Habermas habits Hegel Heidegger Hilary Putnam human ice cubes idea intellectual interpretation intrinsic James's John Dewey Kant kind knowledge Kuhn language lecture left romanticism liberal literary logical MacIntyre Marxist matter means metaphors metaphysical method Michel Foucault mind moral identity Nancy Fraser nature never Nietzsche notion objects Peirce philosophy physical poem poet poetry political possible postmodernism practical pragmatist principle problems prophetic pragmatism Putnam question radical rational reading realism reality reason relation Richard Poirier Richard Rorty romanticism Rorty Rorty's Rose for Emily scientific sense sentence simply social sort sound theory things thought tion tradition true truth vocabulary William James Wittgenstein women words writing
All Book Search results »