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The Pragmatists and the Human Logic of Truth

by Claudine Tiercelin

The expression “human logic of truth” is Frank P. Ramsey’s:“Let us therefore try to get an idea of a human logic which shall not attempt to be reducible to formal logic. Logic, we may agree, is concerned...


The Enemy Within

by robert Psy.D. firth

For the very worst kind of liberals, they long ago, beginning with guys like Bertram Russell, Woodrow Wilson and the Fabian Society, understood that the greatest flaw in democracy was the one man one vote concept...


George Santayana at 150: International Intepretations

by Jennifer A. Rea, Giuseppe Patella, Matthew C. Flamm & Daniel Pinkas et al.

Santayana at 150: International Interpretations is an anthology gathering seventeen scholar’s essays on the thought and life of Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. Themes considered include: materialism,...


The Pragmatic Vision: Themes in Philosophical Pragmatism

by Nicholas Rescher

This book examines how pragmatism's central idea can be applied and implemented across the entire range of philosophical deliberations, ranging from theory of knowledge and the value theory to the explanation...


The Task of Utopia: A Pragmatist and Feminist Perspective

by Erin McKenna

Are utopian visions viable in the 21st century? Utopia has been equated, for many, with totalitarianism. Such visions are not acceptable. The loss of utopian visions altogether is also unacceptable. This book...


Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience: James's Classic Study in Light of Resiliency, Temperament, and Trauma

by Lynn Bridgers & James W. Fowler

First published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of...


A Search for Unity in Diversity: The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by James A. Good

A Search for Unity in Diversity examines the traditional readings of John Dewey's relationship to Hegel and demonstrates that Dewey's later pragmatism was a development of the historicist/humanistic Hegel, rather...


John Dewey, Liang Shuming, and China's Education Reform: Cultivating Individuality

by Huajun Zhang

This book addresses an often-ignored theme in the mission of the current Chinese education reform: cultivating students’ individuality as a foundation of learning. Moreover, it tries to revive the Confucian...


George Herbert Mead in the Twenty-First Century

by F. Thomas Burke & Krzysztof Skowronski

While rooted in careful study of Mead’s original writings and transcribed lectures and the historical context in which that work was carried out, the papers in this volume have brought Mead’s work to bear...


The Philosophy of William James: Radical Empiricism and Radical Materialism

by Donald A. Crosby

This book focuses on William James' philosophy as it relates to his conceptions of ordinary experience, the respective natures of self and the world, and the interrelations of these three things.


Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity

by Colin Koopman

Viewing Foucault in the light of work by Continental and American philosophers, most notably Nietzsche, Habermas, Deleuze, Richard Rorty, Bernard Williams, and Ian Hacking, Genealogy as Critique shows that philosophical...


Stoic Pragmatism

by John Lachs

John Lachs, one of American philosophy's most distinguished interpreters, turns to William James, Josiah Royce, Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and George Santayana to elaborate stoic pragmatism, or a way to...


William James in Focus: Willing to Believe

by William J. Gavin

William James (1842-1910) is a canonical figure of American pragmatism. Trained as a medical doctor, James was more engaged by psychology and philosophy and wrote a foundational text, Pragmatism, for this characteristically...


The Varieties of Religious Experience

by William James

First published in 1902, "The Varieties of Religious Experience" by William James, a psychologist and philosopher who taught at Harvard, contains, in edited form, a series of natural theology lectures called...


Human Nature and Conduct

by John Dewey

In "Human Nature and Conduct", John Dewey extends the principles of the his pragmatic philosophy into the realm of developmental and social psychology.

First published in 1922, the work was a notable departure...


Pragmatism

by William James

First published in 1907, "Pragmatism", a philosophical work by American philosopher William James, is an exploration of what is known as the pragmatic method, designed as a way to reconcile the claims of science...


Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World

by Haiming Wen

This engaging work of comparative philosophy puts the Chinese and American philosophical traditions into a mutually informative and transformative philosophical dialogue on the way to developing a new form of...


Community As Healing: Pragmatist Ethics in Medical Encounters

by Micah D. Hester

Starting from the insights of classical American pragmatism, this book argues for a higher notion of the relationship between individuals and their communities. This newly enriched notion supports a more participatory...


The Truth Is What Works: William James, Pragmatism, and the Seed of Death

by Harvey Cormier

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...


F.C.S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism: The Rhetoric of a Philosophical Rebel

by Mark J. Porrovecchio

Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1864–1937) was the foremost first generation British pragmatist; he is also the most overlooked pragmatist. F. C. S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism: The Rhetoric of a...