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Believing Against the Evidence: Agency and the Ethics of Belief

by Miriam Schleifer McCormick

The question of whether it is ever permissible to believe on insufficient evidence has once again become a live question. Greater attention is now being paid to practical dimensions of belief, namely issues...


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...


Deleuze and Pragmatism

by Simone Bignall, Sean Bowden & Paul Patton

This collection brings together the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and the rich tradition of American pragmatist thought, taking seriously the commitment to pluralism at the heart of both. Contributors explore...


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...


Peirce's Account of Purposefulness: 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...


Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

by Kenneth R. Westphal

This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning...


George Santayana at 150: International Intepretations

by Matthew C. Flamm, Giuseppe Patella & Jennifer A. Rea

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...


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 often...


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...


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...