In a series of ten articles from leading American and European scholars, Pragmatist Epistemologies explores the central themes of epistemology in the pragmatist tradition through a synthesis of new and old pragmatist thought, engaging contemporary issues while exploring from a historical perspective. It opens a new avenue of research in contemporary pragmatism continuous with the main figures of pragmatist tradition and incorporating contemporary trends in philosophy. Students and scholars of American philosophy will find this book indispensable.
- Hardback | 218 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
- 22 Aug 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Volume Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Peirce, Observation, and the Discipline of Writing Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Vague/Analytic/Synthetic: Peirce versus Kant Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Could Experience Be More than a Method? Dewey's Practical Starting Point Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Conceptual Pragmatism of C. I. Lewis Chapter 6 Chapter 5. A New Answer to the Question, What is Moral Philosophy? Chapter 7 Chapter 6. A Pragmatist Realist Epistemology Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Evolutionary Prolegomena to a Pragmatist Epistemology of Belief Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Truth Effects: The Darwinian Revolution and Its Impact on Pragmatism Chapter 10 Chapter 9. Legal Fallibilism: Law as a Form of Community Inquiry Chapter 11 Chapter 10. Two Types of Pragmatism
Pragmatist Epistemologies contributes fresh insights from an international group of leading philosophers on the key question: how can we interrelate the processes and findings of the sciences with the felt qualities and needs of daily life? Through their shared emphasis on consequences, practice, and experience, these authors draw on the rich tradition of pragmatist thought to address contemporary issues about knowing, valuing, and choosing in clear and persuasive ways. This book will be valuable to scholars across intellectual traditions and disciplines, as well as to educated readers who hope and believe that philosophy can help us think more clearly about the problems of our lives and times. -- Judith M. Green, Fordham University A timely and engaging collection on one of the major recent movements in philosophy and social theory. Firmly embedded in historically grounded scholarship, but always with an eye on future inquiries, the essays of Pragmatist Epistemologies validate pragmatism as a truly living tradition of thought. -- Mats Bergman, University of Helsinki
About Roberto Frega
Roberto Frega is researcher in the Department of Philosophy at Bologna University.