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On Pragmatism

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ISBN-10: 0534584047

ISBN-13: 9780534584047

Edition: 2005

Authors: Cornelis de Waal

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ON PRAGMATISM discusses the main figures and central issues of the pragmatist movement in philosophy. Individual chapters are devoted to Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, John Dewey, F. C. S. Schiller, C. I. Lewis, Richard Rorty, and Susan Haack. Additional chapters are devoted to the Italian Pragmatist movement, from the wild Papini to the meticulous Vailati, and to the relation between Pragmatism, Logical Positivism, and Analytic Philosophy. ON PRAGMATISM shows both the unity that shapes the movement and the differences between the individual thinkers, with special attention to their views on meaning, truth, and inquiry. The Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series presents readers with…    
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Preface
Pragmatism and Its Critics
Pragmatism and America
Critics of Pragmatism
Method, Not Theory
Peirce and the Principle of Pragmatism
The Limits of Thought
The Purpose of Thought
The Fixation of Belief
The Fixation of Meaning
Applications of the Pragmatic Maxim
The Pragmatic Conception of Truth
James: Pragmatism and the Will to Believe
Birth of "Pragmatism"
The Will to Believe
The Principle of Pragmatism
Applications of the Principle
Rationalism, Empiricism, Pragmatism
Truth as the Agreement with Reality
Taking Truth Further
The Pragmatic Humanism of F. C. S. Schiller
The Will to Believe
Pragmatism
Humanism
The Making of Truth
Three Pragmatic Views on Truth
The Making of Reality
The Wild Years: Pragmatism in Florence
The Leonardo Movement
Papini's Magical Pragmatism
Vailati's Logical Pragmatism
The Prezzolini--Calderoni Debate
The Demise of Leonardo
Peirce Revisited: The Normative Turn
Peirce's Later Years
The Reaction to James's Will to Believe
The Harvard Lectures on Pragmatism
In Search of a Proof
Phenomenology and the Normative Sciences
From Pragmatism to Pragmaticism
Dewey's Engaged Instrumentalism
Logic: His First and Last Love
Studies in Logical Theory
Experimental Logic
Whether All Judgments Are Practical
Pragmatism
Truth and Warranted Assertibility
The Conceptual Pragmatism of C. I. Lewis
Logics and Pragmatism
The Nature of Knowledge
The Given
The A Priori
Interpretation
Pragmatism, Truth, and Valuation
Empirical Knowledge
Pragmatism and Analysis: Morris, Carnap, Quine
Logical Positivism
The 1934 International Congress
Pragmatism and Pragmatics
Verificationism
Quine's "More Thorough" Pragmatism
Richard Rorty's Neo-Pragmatism
The Idol of the Mirror
The Impact of Sellars and Quine
The Aim of Inquiry
From Correspondence to Conversation
Against Truth
Solidarity, Ethnocentricity, and Irony
Susan Haack's Foundherentist Epistemology
The Empirical Justification of Beliefs
The Analogy of the Crossword Puzzle
Standards of Inquiry
Justification and Truth
Against Vulgar Pragmatism
Critical Common-Sensism
The Prospects of Pragmatism
A Philosophy for Frontier Towns
Realistic Worldmaking
Selective Bibliography
Endnotes
Index