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Pragmatism Applied
Pragmatism Applied (April 2019)
William James and the Challenges of Contemporary Life
Clifford S. Stagoll - Editor
Michael P. Levine - Editor

Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.

William James, one of America’s most original philosophers and psychologists, was concerned above all with the manner in which philosophy might help people to cope with the vicissitudes of daily life. Writing around the turn of the twentieth century, James experienced first-hand, much as we do now, the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Real Metaphysical Club
The Real Metaphysical Club (March 2019)
The Philosophers, Their Debates, and Selected Writings from 1870 to 1885
Frank X. Ryan - Editor
Brian E. Butler - Editor
James A. Good - Editor
John R. Shook - Introduction

A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.

The Metaphysical Club, a gathering of intellectuals in the 1870s, is widely recognized as the crucible where pragmatism, America’s distinctively original philosophy, was refined and proclaimed. Louis Menand’s bestseller about the group was a dramatic publishing success. However, only three actual mem...(Read More)
 
 
Janus Democracy
Janus Democracy (December 2018)
Transconsistency and the General Will
Richard T. Longoria - Author

Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.

Combining political philosophy with a study of political behavior, Richard T. Longoria examines the contradictory nature of public opinion on policy issues. He argues that public opinion is often characterized by dialetheial paradoxes—when a statement and the contradiction of that statement are both held to be true. For example, a voter may express a desire for a ba...(Read More)
 
 
The Limits of Knowledge
The Limits of Knowledge (August 2015)
Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing
Nancy Arden McHugh - Author

Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

The Limits of Knowledge provides an understanding of what pragmatist feminist theories look like in practice, combining insights from the work of American pragmatist John Dewey concerning experimental inquiry and transaction with arguments for situated knowledge rooted in contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory
John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory (December 2014)
James Scott Johnston - Author

Analysis of Dewey’s pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.

When John Dewey’s logical theory is discussed, the focus is invariably on his 1938 book Logic: The Theory of Inquiry. His earlier logical works are seldom referenced except in relation to that later work. As a result, Dewey’s earlier logical theory is cut off from his later work, a...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief
John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief (April 2013)
Religion and the Representation of the Past
Curtis Hutt - Author

Uses the thought of John Dewey to address the ethics of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions.

John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief addresses the ethics of the representation of the past with a focus on the justification of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions. What makes a belief about the past justified? What ma...(Read More)
 
 
Modes of Learning
Modes of Learning (June 2012)
Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Stages of Education
George Allan - Author

A highly accessible reading of Whitehead’s writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.

Educators are familiar with Alfred North Whitehead’s three stages of education: romance, precision, and generalization. Philosophers are familiar with his metaphysical theories about the primacy of temporal processes. In Modes of Learning, George Allan brings these two sides of Whiteh...(Read More)
 
 
Realism in Religion
Realism in Religion (November 2009)
A Pragmatist's Perspective
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

A philosophical consideration of key religious issues from a pragmatist’s perspective.

Religion is basic to the human condition according to this philosophy of religion from a pragmatist’s perspective. While pragmatist thinkers have often been cool to religious claims, Robert Cummings Neville holds that a theology of truth can emerge from this tradition. Standing against the typical nominalist view that ...(Read More)
 
 
Ethics of Writing
Ethics of Writing (October 2009)
Carlo Sini - Author
Silvia Benso - Translator
Brian Schroeder - Translator

First English translation of Sini’s important work on the influence of writing and the alphabet on Western rationality.

In this groundbreaking work, Carlo Sini, one of Italy’s leading contemporary philosophers, brings American pragmatism to the Milan school of phenomenology. Appearing in English for the first time, this book explores the constitutive role of alphabetic writing in the emergence of domina...(Read More)
 
 
Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism
Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism (May 2009)
With Responses by Richard Rorty
Yong Huang - Editor

An engagement between Confucianism and the philosophy of Richard Rorty.

Rorty, Pragmatism, and Confucianism offers a fascinating conversation between Confucianism, historically the dominant tradition in Chinese thought and society, and the contemporary philosophy of Richard Rorty. Well aware that his philosophical hero, John Dewey, has had a lasting influence among Chinese intellectuals, Rorty expressed a wis...(Read More)
 
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