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Rethinking Pragmatism : From William James to Contemporary Philosophy.

Author: Robert Schwartz
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
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Rethinking Pragmatism explores the work of the American Pragmatists, particularly James and Dewey, challenging entrenched views of their positions on truth, meaning, instrumentalism, realism, pluralism and religious beliefs. €It clarifies pragmatic ideas and arguments spelling out the significant implications they have for present-day philosophical controversies.€Explores the work of the American Pragmatists,  Read more...
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Schwartz, Robert.
Rethinking Pragmatism : From William James to Contemporary Philosophy.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Schwartz
ISBN: 9781118253700 1118253701
OCLC Number: 769927172
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages)
Contents: Rethinking Pragmatism: From William James to Contemporary Philosophy; Contents; Acknowledgments; Bibliographic Key; Introduction; Background Themes; 1: The Place of Values in Inquiry (Lecture I); 2: The Pragmatic Maxim and Pragmatic Instrumentalism (Lecture II); 3: Substance and Other Metaphysical Claims (Lecture III); 4: Materialism, Physicalism, and Reduction (Lecture IV); 5: Ontological Commitment and the Nature of the Real (Lecture V); 6: Pragmatic Semantics and Pragmatic Truth (Lecture VI); 7: Worldmaking (Lecture VII); 8: Belief, Hope, and Conjecture (Lecture VIII); Index.

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Rethinking Pragmatism explores the work of the American Pragmatists, particularly James and Dewey, challenging entrenched views of their positions on truth, meaning, instrumentalism, realism, pluralism and religious beliefs. €It clarifies pragmatic ideas and arguments spelling out the significant implications they have for present-day philosophical controversies.€Explores the work of the American Pragmatists, especially James and Dewey, on the issues of truth, reference, meaning, instrumentalism, essences, realism, pluralism and religious beliefs. The only available publication to pr.

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