Pragmatism

ISBN-10: 0915145057
ISBN-13: 9780915145058
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Description: "It is absolutely the only philosophy with no humbug in it," an exhilarated William James wrote to a friend early in 1907. And later that year, after finishing the proofs of his "little book," he wrote to his brother Henry: "I shouldn't be surprised  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.00
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

"It is absolutely the only philosophy with no humbug in it," an exhilarated William James wrote to a friend early in 1907. And later that year, after finishing the proofs of his "little book," he wrote to his brother Henry: "I shouldn't be surprised if ten years hence it should be rated as 'epoch-making, ' for of the definitive triumph of that general way of thinking I can entertain no doubt whatever--I believe it to be something quite like the protestant reformation." Both the acclaim and outcry that greeted "Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking" helped to affirm James's conviction. For it was in "Pragmatism" that he confronted older philosophic methods with the "pragmatic" method, demanding that ideas be tested by their relation to life and their effects in experience. James's reasoning and conclusions in "Pragmatism" have exerted a profound influence on philosophy in this century, and the book remains a landmark.

Bruce Kuklick is Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Introduction
Pragmatism Notes The Meaning of Truth
Notes
Index

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