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Pihlström, Sami

Overview
Works: 52 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 7,366 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: B832, 170
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sami Pihlström
Pragmatic moral realism : a transcendental defense by Sami Pihlström( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the issue of moral realism from a pragmatist point of view, drawing attention to our human practices of ethical evaluation and deliberation. It defends the essentially ungrounded and humanly fundamental place of ethics in our thought and action. Ethics must remain beyond justification and ubiquitous in our human form(s) of life."--Jacket
Pragmatist metaphysics : an essay on the ethical grounds of ontology by Sami Pihlström( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div> Pragmatist Metaphysics proposes a pragmatist re-articulation of the nature, aims and methods of metaphysics. Rather than regarding metaphysics as a 'first philosophy', an inquiry into the world independent of human perspectives, the pragmatist views metaphysics as an inquiry into categorizations of reality laden with human practices. Insofar as our categorizations of reality are practice-laden, they are also, inevitably, value-laden. Sami Pihlstrom argues that metaphysics does not, then, study the world's 'own' categorial structure, but a structure we, through our conceptual and
Politics and metaphysics in Kant by Sami Pihlström( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past three decades have witnessed the emergence, at the forefront of political thought, of several Kantian theories. This book looks at the politics and metaphysics of these
Pragmatic pluralism and the problem of God by Sami Pihlström( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pragmatism mediates rival extremes, and religion is no exception: The problems of realism versus antirealism, evidentialism versus fideism, and science versus religion, along with other key issues in the philosophy of religion, receive new interpretations when examined from a pragmatist point of view. Religion is then understood as a human practice with certain inherent aims and goals, responding to specific human needs and interests, serving certain important human values, and seeking to resolve problematic situations that naturally arise from our practices themselves, especially our need to live with our vulnerability, finitude, guilt, and mortality."--Publisher's website
The Continuum companion to pragmatism by Sami Pihlström( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continuum Companion to Pragmatism offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by pragmatism - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twelve specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to aesthetics, economics, education, ethics, history, law, metaphysics, politics, race, religion, science and technology, language, and social theory. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary pragmatism or modern American philosophy more generally
Taking evil seriously by Sami Pihlström( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that ethical inquiry should begin from an examination of evil and other 'negative' moral concepts such as guilt and suffering
William James on religion( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here a team of international experts present a collection of articles on William James's philosophy of religion and its current relevance
Kantian antitheodicy : philosophical and literary varieties by Sami Pihlström( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book defends antitheodicism, arguing that theodicies, seeking to excuse God for evil and suffering in the world, fail to ethically acknowledge the victims of suffering. The authors argue for this view using literary and philosophical resources, commencing with Immanuel Kant's 1791 "Theodicy Essay" and its reading of the Book of Job. Three important twentieth century antitheodicist positions are explored, including "Jewish" post-Holocaust ethical antitheodicism, Wittgensteinian antitheodicism exemplified by D.Z. Phillips and pragmatist antitheodicism defended by William James. The authors argue that these approaches to evil and suffering are fundamentally Kantian. Literary works such as Franz Kafka's The Trial, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, are examined in order to crucially advance the philosophical case for antitheodicism
Logical empiricism and pragmatism( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the complexity of two philosophical traditions, extending from their origins to the current developments in neopragmatism. Chapters deal with the first encounters of these traditions and beyond, looking at metaphysics and the Vienna circle as well as semantics and the principle of tolerance. There is a general consensus that North-American (neo-)pragmatism and European Logical Empiricism were converging philosophical traditions, especially after the forced migration of the European Philosophers. But readers will discover a pluralist image of this relation and interaction with an obvious family resemblance. This work clarifies and specifies the common features and differences of these currents since the beginning of their mutual scientific communication in the 19th century. The book draws on collaboration between authors and philosophers from Vienna, Tübingen, and Helsinki, and their networks. It will appeal to philosophers, scholars in the history of philosophy, philosophers of science, pragmatists and beyond
Transcendental guilt : reflections on ethical finitude by Sami Pihlström( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Transcendental Guilt: Reflections on Ethical Finitude, Sami Pihlstr#246;m argues that the concept of guilt is fundamental to moral philosophy and to our self-understanding as moral agents. As the author emphasizes the constitutive role played bythis concept, or by our capacity to experience the corresponding moral emotion(s), he labels the both ethically and metaphysically fundamental kind of guilt to be discussed transcendental guilt. However, the book does not merely illuminate this specific ethical concept. It also seeks to intensify our understanding of the nature of moral thought itsel
Pragmatism and objectivity : essays sparked by the work of Nicholas Rescher by Sami Pihlström( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism and Objectivity" illuminates the nature of contemporary pragmatism against the background of Rescher's work, resulting in a stronger grasp of the prospects and promises of this philosophical movement. The central insight of pragmatism is that we must start from where we find ourselves and deflate metaphysical theories of truth in favor of an account that reflects our actual practices of the concept. Pragmatism links truth and rationality to experience, success, and action. While crude versions of pragmatism state that truth is whatever works for a person or a community, Nicholas Rescher has been at the forefront of arguing for a more sophisticated pragmatist position. According to his position, we can illuminate a robust concept of truth by considering its links with inquiry, assertion, belief, and action. His brand of pragmatism is objective and organized around truth and inquiry, rather than other forms of pragmatism that are more subjective and lenient. The contingency and fallibility of knowledge and belief formation does not mean that our beliefs are simply what our community decides, or that truth and objectivity are spurious notions. Rescher offers the best chance of understanding how it is that beliefs can be the products of human inquiry yet aim at the truth nonetheless. The essays in this volume, written by established and up-and-coming scholars of pragmatism, touch on themes related to epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics
Pragmatism and philosophical anthropology : understanding our human life in a human world by Sami Pihlström( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author formulates a contemporary version of pragmatism largely based on William James's (1842-1910) work, arguing that such a neo-Jamesian framework also can meet postmodernistic and irrationalistic threats."--Jacket
Structuring the world : the issue of realism and the nature of ontological problems in classical and contemporary pragmatism by Sami Pihlström( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalizing the transcendental : a pragmatic view by Sami Pihlström( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trail of the human serpent is over everything : Jamesian perspectives on mind, world, and religion by Sami Pihlström( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein and the method of philosophy( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and finitude : toward a pragmatic transcendental anthropology of human limits and mortality by Sami Pihlström( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book integrates pragmatism and transcendental philosophy in examining the most serious problem defining the human condition, death and mortality. Its analysis of human limits and finitude is intended to be relevant to the concerns of philosophers specializing in, for example, transcendental philosophy, philosophical anthropology, pragmatism, Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of religion. Mortality is studied as providing a necessary framework within which questions concerning the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of human life become possible
Pragmatist perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reappraisals of Eino Kaila's philosophy( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science : a challenge to philosophy? by Internordic Philosophy Symposium( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Transcendental guilt : reflections on ethical finitude
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Pragmatist metaphysics : an essay on the ethical grounds of ontologyPolitics and metaphysics in KantThe Continuum companion to pragmatismTranscendental guilt : reflections on ethical finitudePragmatism and philosophical anthropology : understanding our human life in a human worldNaturalizing the transcendental : a pragmatic viewThe trail of the human serpent is over everything : Jamesian perspectives on mind, world, and religion
Alternative Names
Pihlström, Sami

Sami Pihlström Finnish professor of philosophy of religion, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki

Languages
English (159)

German (2)