Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy, The: Contemporary Engagements between Analytic and Continental Thought

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William Egginton, Mike Sandbothe
SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Philosophy - 268 pages
The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy explores how the various discursive strategies of old and new pragmatisms are related, and what their pertinence is to the relationship between pragmatism and philosophy as a whole. The contributors bridge the divide between analytic and continental philosophy through a transcontinental desire to work on common problems in a common philosophical language. Irrespective of which side of the divide one stands on, pragmatic philosophy has gained ascendancy over the traditional concerns of a representationalist epistemology that has determined much of the intellectual and cultural life of modernity. This book details how contemporary philosophy will emerge from this recognition and that, in fact, this emergence is already underway.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Mike Sandbothe and William Egginton
1
Pragmatisms Temporal Structure by Ludwin Nagl
11
William James on Moral Philosophy by Hilary Putnam
31
3 Pragmatic Aspects of Hegels Thought by Antje Gimmler
47
4 The Pragmatic Twist of the Linguistic Turn by Mike Sandbothe
67
Pragmatism without Regulative Ideas by Albrecht Wellmer
93
6 The Viewpoint of No One in Particular by Arthur Fine
115
7 A Pragmatist View of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy by Richard Rorty
131
8 What Knowledge? What Hope? What New Pragmatism? by Barry Allen
145
Philosophy beyond Argument and Truth? by Wolfgang Welsch
163
Rorty with Lacan by William Egginton
187
11 Cartesian Realism and the Revival of Pragmatism by Joseph Margolis
223
Selected Bibliography
249
List of Contributors
257
Index
259
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William Egginton is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is the author of How the World Became a Stage: Presence, Theatricality, and the Question of Modernity and translated and wrote the introduction to Lisa Block de Behar s Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation, both published by SUNY Press.

Mike Sandbothe is Professor of Cultural and Media Studies at Friedrich Schiller University at Jena. His most recent book is The Temporalization of Time: Basic Tendencies in Modern Debate on Time in Philosophy and Science.

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