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The truth is what works : William James, pragmatism, and the seed of death

Author: Harvey Cormier
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001.
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Charles Sanders Peirce complained that James allowed pragmatism to become "infected" with "seeds of death" like the idea that truth is mutable. The Truth Is What Works is an attempt to defend James's pragmatic theory of truth from a wide range of critics including Peirce, Bertrand Russel, Hilary Putnam, and Cornel West. Cormier runs the gauntlet of historical and contemporary criticism in an attempt to show, not  Read more...
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Cormier, Harvey, 1958-
Truth is what works.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001
(DLC) 99059829
(OCoLC)42960813
Named Person: William James; William James; William James; William James
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Cormier
ISBN: 9781461645894 1461645891 1283617234 9781283617239
OCLC Number: 818659270
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 189 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Pragmatism and the Real --
A Genealogy of Truth; or, Twilight of the Idle --
James, Peirce, and the Seed of Death --
Pragmatism and Skepticism; or, The Pragmatist Keeps on Searching --
The Ideal Becomes the Real: Pragmatism and "Empirical Realism" --
The One and the Many: Gramsci and Cornel West on James.
Responsibility: Harvey Cormier.

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Charles Sanders Peirce complained that William James allowed pragmatism to become "infected" with "seeds of death" like the idea that truth is mutable. This volume aims to defend James's pragmatic  Read more...

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Corimer has a good grasp of James' views, and ranges widely over his oeuvre in making his case. -- Matthew Stephens, University of Alberta

 
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