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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Introduction by Mike Sandbothe and William Egginton
Pragmatisms Temporal Structure by Ludwin Nagl
William James on Moral Philosophy by Hilary Putnam
3 Pragmatic Aspects of Hegels Thought by Antje Gimmler
4 The Pragmatic Twist of the Linguistic Turn by Mike Sandbothe
Pragmatism without Regulative Ideas by Albrecht Wellmer
6 The Viewpoint of No One in Particular by Arthur Fine
7 A Pragmatist View of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy by Richard Rorty
8 What Knowledge? What Hope? What New Pragmatism? by Barry Allen
Philosophy beyond Argument and Truth? by Wolfgang Welsch
Rorty with Lacan by William Egginton
11 Cartesian Realism and the Revival of Pragmatism by Joseph Margolis
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors

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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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