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The Enemy Within

by robert 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...


The Continuum Companion to Leibniz

by Brandon C. Look

G. W. Leibniz (1646-1716) was one of the great polymaths of the modern world. As well as being among the greatest Rationalist metaphysicians of the post-medieval age, he built the first mechanical calculator...


Peirce's Account of Purposefulness: A Kantian Perspective: A Kantian Perspective

by Gabriele Gava

This book presents a systematic interpretation of Charles S. Peirce's work based on a Kantian understanding of his teleological account of thought and inquiry. Departing from readings that contrast Peirce's...


Pragmatist Neurophilosophy: American Philosophy and the Brain

by John R. Shook & Tibor Solymosi

Pragmatist Neurophilosophy :American Philosophy and the Brainexplains why thebroad tradition ofpragmatism is needed now more than ever. Bringing pragmatist philosophers togetherwith cognitive psychologists and...


Pragmatism, Law, and Language

by Graham Hubbs & Douglas Lind

This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the...


John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

by Svend Brinkmann

This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has...


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...


The Essential William James

by John R. Shook

William James (1842-1910) was one of the most original and influential American thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a professor at Harvard University he published many works that had a wide-ranging...


Philosophical Pragmatism and International Relations: Essays for a Bold New World

by Shane J. Ralston, Matthew J. Brown & Brian E. Butler

Philosophical Pragmatism and International Relations bridges the gap between philosophical pragmatism and international relations, two disciplinary perspectives that together shed light on how to advance the...


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.


The Arithmetic of Life and Death

by George Shaffner

Whether you realize it or not, numbers are everywhere--and integral to almost every facet of your life . . . from your next raise in pay to the inevitable rise of inflation, your weekly family budget to your...


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...


Thinking through Kierkegaard: Existential Identity in a Pluralistic World

by Peter J. Mehl

Thinking through Kierkegaard is a critical evaluation of Søren Kierkegaard's vision of the normatively human, of who we are and might aspire to become, and of what Mehl calls our existential identity. Through...


Epistemology and Emotions

by Georg Brun & Ulvi Doguoglu

This volume is the first collection focusing on the claim that we cannot but account for emotions if we are to understand the processes and evaluations related to empirical knowledge. All essays are specifically...