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Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey
Reconstructing Democracy, Recontextualizing Dewey (September 2008)
Pragmatism and Interactive Constructivism in the Twenty-first Century
Jim Garrison - Editor

Leading scholars challenge and reinvigorate the pragmatic method of John Dewey.

Focusing on issues of diversity, difference, and inclusion, leading scholars explore John Dewey’s pluralistic, deliberative, and communicative theory of democracy. They discuss the tensions between Dewey’s two criteria for a democratic society found in Democracy and Education; critique and recreate Deweyan demo...(Read More)

Styles of Thought
Styles of Thought (November 2007)
Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination
David Weissman - Author

Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.

Every man and woman is located in two ways. One is stolidly physical: each human body has a unique address and trajectory. The other comes with beliefs that locate us by answering a salvo of questions: Who, what, and where am I? What are my relations to other people and things? Answers come with either of two emphases. Beliefs crit...(Read More)
The Dynamic Individualism of William James
The Dynamic Individualism of William James (October 2007)
James O. Pawelski - Author

Explores James’s concept of the individual in terms of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and religion

The Dynamic Individualism of William James analyzes James’s rich and complex thought through an examination of his individualism. A central theme of James’s writings, individualism underlies his basic views on freedom, society, government, psychology, education, religion, pragmatism, an...(Read More)
John Dewey in China
John Dewey in China (August 2007)
To Teach and to Learn
Jessica Ching-Sze Wang - Author

Shows how John Dewey’s visit to China from 1919–1921 influenced his social and political thought.

Combining biography with philosophy, this book explores John Dewey’s two-year trip to China (1919–1921) and its legacy for him as a teacher and a learner. Jessica Ching-Sze Wang looks at how Dewey was received in China, what he learned, and how he was changed as a result. She examines the intrigu...(Read More)
The Soul of Classical American Philosophy
The Soul of Classical American Philosophy (May 2007)
The Ethical and Spiritual Insights of William James, Josiah Royce, and Charles Sanders Peirce
Richard P. Mullin - Author

Introduces the spiritual ideas of three major American philosophers.

The Soul of Classical American Philosophy is an introduction to the thought of William James, Josiah Royce, and Charles Sanders Peirce, particularly in terms of the ethical and the spiritual. Writing for the nonspecialist in a straightforward style, Richard P. Mullin brings together the central ideas of these three key figures of classical A...(Read More)
The Pragmatic Century
The Pragmatic Century (October 2006)
Conversations with Richard J. Bernstein
Sheila Greeve Davaney - Editor
Warren G. Frisina - Editor

Critically engages the work of American philosopher Richard J. Bernstein.

The Pragmatic Century critically assesses the significance of American philosopher Richard J. Bernstein’s intellectual contributions. Written by scholars who share with Bernstein a combined interest in the American pragmatic tradition and contemporary religious thought, the essays explore such diverse topics as Bernstein’s ...(Read More)
Speaking from Elsewhere
Speaking from Elsewhere (October 2006)
A New Contextualist Perspective on Meaning, Identity, and Discursive Agency
Jose Medina - Author

Develops a contextualist view of identity, agency, and discursive practices.

In Speaking from Elsewhere, author José Medina argues for the critical and transformative power of speech from marginalized locations by articulating a contextualist view of meaning, identity, and agency. This contextualism draws from different philosophical traditions (Wittgenstein, pragmatism, and feminist theory) and crosses...(Read More)
C. I. Lewis
C. I. Lewis (October 2005)
The Last Great Pragmatist
Murray G. Murphey - Author

2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

An intellectual biography of the American philosopher C. I. Lewis.

Noted scholar-historian Murray G. Murphey explores the life and intellectual work of C. I. Lewis (1883–1964), the central figure in American philosophy between the "golden age" of James and Royce and the later scene of Quine and Goodman, Sellars and Rorty. As profe...(Read More)
The Active Life
The Active Life (September 2005)
Miller's Metaphysics of Democracy
Michael J. McGandy - Author

A sustained reflection on philosopher John William Miller and the metaphysical presuppositions and implications of democracy.

The ancient antagonism between the active and the contemplative lives is taken up in this innovative and wide-ranging examination of John William Miller’s effort to forge a metaphysics of democracy. The Active Life sheds new light on Miller’s actualist philosophy—its sco...(Read More)
The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy
The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy (April 2004)
Contemporary Engagements between Analytic and Continental Thought
William Egginton - Editor
Mike Sandbothe - Editor

Demonstrates that the divisions between analytic and continental philosophy are being replaced by a transcontinental desire to address common problems in a common idiom.

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 ...(Read More)
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