Self Awakened Pragmatism Unbound

ISBN-10: 0674034961

ISBN-13: 9780674034969

Edition: 2007

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Book details

List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Roberto Mangabeira Unger is one of the leading social and political thinkers in the world today. He is also active in Brazilian politics. Verso has published much of his work: False Necessity: Antinecessitarian Social Theory in the Service of Radical Democracy , What Should Legal Analysis Become? , Democracy Realized: The Progressive Alternative , Politics , and The Left Alternative .

The Philosophy of the Age
Rejected Options
The Perennial Philosophy and Its Enemy
Pragmatism Reclaimed
Pragmatism As a Starting Point
Three Ideas of the Pragmatists
Central Themes: Agency, Contingency, Futurity, Experimentalism
Two Misreadings of Pragmatism
Pragmatist Insights and American Mistakes
The Core Conception: Constraint, Incompleteness, Resistance, Reinvention
A Conception of Humanity
Four Elements of the Conception
Philosophical Attitudes Associated With These Ideas
Time and Experience: Antinomies of the Impersonal
The Source of the Antinomies
The Antinomy of Time
The Antinomy of Objectivity
The Reality of Time: the Transformation of Transformation
The Reality of Time
The Thesis That Time Is the Transformation of Transformation
The Thesis That Time Holds Sway Over Everything
The Thesis That There Is No Closed Horizon of Possible Worlds
The Thesis That Mathematics Is a Trojan Horse Within the Mind Against the Recognition of Time
The Thesis That Human Experience Has an Inescapable Temporal Structure
Self-Consciousness: Humanity Imagined
The Imagination Disarmed in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Rationalization, Humanization, and Escapism
Self-Consciousness Redirected
An Initial View of the Mind
The Initial View Developed By Contrast
The Two Sides of the Mind
From the Conception of the Mind to the Marking of a Direction
What Then Should We Do?
Conception and Orientation
The Indifference of Nature: False Escape
Will and Imagination
The Manifest World and Hidden Reality
The Conflict Between the Enabling Requirements of Self-Possession
Self and Character
Historical and Biographical Time
The Prophecies of Art
Society: the Perpetual Invention of the Future
Politics: Democracy As Anti-Fate
A Moment of Reform: the Reinvention of Social Democracy
Religion: the Self Awakened
The Problems of Connection and Transcendence Restated
How We Encounter These Problems in the Course of a Life
Existential Options
The Two Awakenings of the Self
Demands of the Second Awakening
Philosophy: Beyond Super-Science and Self-Help
First Digression: Nature in Its Place
Second Digression: the Universal Grid of Philosophy
Proper Name Index
Thematic Index
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