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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...


Avant Garde

by Robin Maconie

Gertrude Stein and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead were unlikely friends who spent most of their mature lives in exile: Stein in France and Whitehead in the United States. Their friendship was based on a...


The Pragmatic Vision

by Nicholas Rescher

Since C. S. Pierce advocated a pragmatic approach to truth and knowledge, it has been one of the characteristic themes of American philosophy. This book examines how pragmatism's central ideas can be applied...


The Task of Utopia

by Erin McKenna

At their best, both American pragmatism and utopianism are about hope. Both encourage people to think about the future as a guide to understanding the past and forming the present. Just as pragmatism has often...


Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience

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

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...


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...


Mind Ecologies

by Matthew Crippen & Jay Schulkin

Pragmatism?a pluralistic philosophy with kinships to phenomenology, Gestalt psychology, and embodied cognitive science?is resurging across disciplines. It has growing relevance to literary studies, the arts,...


A Semiotic Christology

by Cyril Orji

This book details how semiotics furthers an understanding of the science of Christology. In the light of the trend towards evolutionary worldview, the book goes beyond description and critically engages the...


Pragmatism

by William James

William James, who has been called the ?father of American psychology?, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century. Along with Charles Sanders Peirce, William James established the school of...


Theosemiotic

by Michael L. Raposa

In Theosemiotic, Michael Raposa uses Charles Peirce?s semiotic theory to rethink certain issues in contemporary philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion. He first sketches a history that links Peirce?s...


Erôs, Song, and Philosophy in Plato

by Chara Kokkiou

Erôs, Song and Philosophy in Plato raises critical issues regarding how Plato treats song and philosophy in erotic contexts in his attempt to rewrite, to some degree, the cultural tradition. A question that...


John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory

by James Scott Johnston

Analysis of Dewey's pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.

When John Dewey?s logical theory is discussed, the focus is invariably on his 1938 book Logic: The Theory...


Modes of Learning

by George Allan

A highly accessible reading of Whitehead's writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.

Educators are familiar with Alfred North Whitehead?s three stages of education: romance, precision, and...


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...


Essays on the Foundations of Ethics

by C. I. Lewis & John Lange

Presentation of C. I. Lewis's final book, formulating a cognitivistic ethics.

2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

C. I. Lewis, one of America?s greatest philosophers, was tremendously influential in the fields...


A Pluralistic Universe

by William James

In May 1908 William James, a gifted and popular lecturer, delivered a series of eight Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College, Oxford, on “The Present Situation in Philosophy.” These were published in 1909...


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...