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Pragmatism in transition : contemporary perspectives on C.I. Lewis

Author: Peter Olen; Carl Sachs
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection is an attempt by a diverse range of authors to reignite interest in C.I. Lewis's work within the pragmatist and analytic traditions. Although pragmatism has enjoyed a renewed popularity in the past thirty years, some influential pragmatists have been overlooked. C.I. Lewis is arguably the most important of overlooked pragmatists and was highly influential within his own time period. The volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)967372366
Named Person: Clarence Irving Lewis; Clarence Irving Lewis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Olen; Carl Sachs
ISBN: 9783319528632 3319528637
OCLC Number: 1006502615
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Pragmatism inTransition --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
1 Introduction --
Why Lewis? --
Major Contributions --
Historical Placement --
Contemporary Relevance --
Bibliography --
2 C.I. Lewis? A Significant Figure in American Pragmatism: Tracing Lines of Influence and Affinities of Themes and Ideas --
Lewis as Historical Link --
Pragmatist Themes and Ideas: Further Affinities --
Temporality --
Experience as Interaction --
Metaphysics as a Needed and Worthy Endeavor --
The Fact/Value Dichotomy Moving Forward: Is Quine a Pragmatist? Is He in the Line from Peirce to Lewis?Bibliography --
3 C.I. Lewis: From Conceptual Pragmatism to Contemporary Metaethics --
Lewis as Pragmatist --
Lewis as Value Theorist --
Why Not Lewis? --
Bibliography --
4 Diverging Paths? Conceptual Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism --
Introduction --
Historical Placement --
Disagreements over Verification --
Consequences of Disagreement --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
5 The Given, the Pragmatic A Priori, and Scientific Change --
Introduction --
A Likely Connection Lewis, the Given and the ConceptualKuhn and Lewis: Constructing Linguistic Relativism --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
6 Pragmatism, Apriority, and Modality: C.I. Lewis Against Russellâ#x80;#x99;s Material Implication --
Implication in Russellâ#x80;#x99;s Conception of Logic --
The Indefinability of Implication in Principles --
Whence Material Implication? --
Implication in Principia --
Material vs. â#x80;#x9C;Ordinaryâ#x80;#x9D; Implication; the Uses of Implication --
The Truth of the Propositions of Logic --
Material Implication and the Modal Nature of the World The Uselessness of Material ImplicationThe Avoidances of Principia --
Russell on the Usefulness of Material Implication --
Knowledge of the Axioms of the Propositional Calculus of Principia --
Bibliography --
7 The Pragmatic Theory of the A Priori --
Introduction --
A Priori Knowledge in Lewis --
The A Priori in Physics --
Lewisâ#x80;#x99;s Theory of Knowledge --
Arthur Papâ#x80;#x99;s Functional A Priori --
Theories of the A Priori in Science --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
8 Empiricism, Pragmatic Realism, and the A Priori in Mind and the World Order --
Introduction Carnapâ#x80;#x99;s Empiricist SemanticsSemantic Ascent and Anti-Psychologism --
Semantic Atomism --
Empiricist Semantics and Semantic Internalism --
Conventionalism and the Relative A Priori --
Descriptive Semantics and the Pragmatics of Language --
Conceptual Explication vs. Conceptual Analysis --
Empiricism: Still Mythical After All These Years --
Natural Science, Coordination Principles and the Pragmatic A Priori --
Lewisâ#x80;#x99;s Pragmatic Realism in Mind and the World Order --
Conceptual Pragmatism and Orderly Nature --
The Logic of Relativity vs. Mythical Givenness
Responsibility: Peter Olen, Carl Sachs, editors.

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