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The power of pragmatism Knowledge production and social inquiry

Author: Project Muse,
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2020 0000 2020
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This book makes the case for a pragmatist approach to the practice of social inquiry and knowledge production. Through diverse examples from multiple disciplines, contributors explore the power of pragmatism to inform a practice of inquiry that is democratic, community-centred, problem-oriented and experimental. Drawing from both classical and neo-pragmatist perspectives, the book advances a pragmatist sensibility  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Project Muse,
ISBN: 9781526134950 1526134950
OCLC Number: 1157917157
Notes: Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 290 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : the power of pragmatism / Jane Wills and Robert W. Lake --
Habits of social inquiry and reconstruction : a Deweyan vision of democracy and social research / Malcolm P. Cutchin --
Appreciating the situation : Dewey's pragmatism and its implications for the spatialisation of social science / Gary Bridge --
Mead, subjectivity and urban politics / Crispian Fuller --
Rorty, conversation and the power of maps / Trevor Barnes --
Embodied ignorances : a pragmatist responds to epistemic and other kinds of frictions in the academy / Susan Saegert --
Truth and academia in times of fake news, alternative facts and filter bubbles : a pragmatist notion of critique as mediation / Klaus Geiselhart --
Learning from experience : pragmatism and politics in place / Alice E. Huff --
Reflections on an experiment in pragmatic social research and knowledge production / Liam Harney and Jane Wills --
Ecological crisis, action and pragmatic humanism / Meg Holden --
Pragmatism, anti-representational theory and local methods for critical-creative ecological action / Owain Jones --
Pragmatism and contemporary planning theory : going beyond a communicative approach / Ihnji Jon --
Exploring possibilities for a pragmatic orientation in development studies / Alireza F. Farahani and Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani --
The quest for uncertainty : pragmatism between rationalism and sentimentality / Robert W. Lake --
Who's afraid of pragmatism? / Clive Barnett.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Wills and Robert W. Lake.

Abstract:

This book makes the case for a pragmatist approach to the practice of social inquiry and knowledge production. Through diverse examples from multiple disciplines, contributors explore the power of pragmatism to inform a practice of inquiry that is democratic, community-centred, problem-oriented and experimental. Drawing from both classical and neo-pragmatist perspectives, the book advances a pragmatist sensibility in which truth and knowledge are contingent rather than universal, made rather than found, provisional rather than dogmatic, subject to continuous experimentation rather than ultimate proof, and verified in their application in action rather than in the accuracy of their representation of an antecedent reality. The Power of Pragmatism offers a path forward for mobilizing the practice of inquiry and knowledge production on behalf of achieving what Dewey called a sense for the better kind of life to be led.

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