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ON PRAGMATISM discusses the main figures and central issues of the pragmatist movement in American philosophy, helping you understand and identify key ideas so that you can easily succeed in this course. ON PRAGMATISM shows both the unity that shapes the movement and the differences between the individual thinkers, with special attention to their views on meaning, truth, and inquiry.
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Table of Contents

1. Pragmatism and Its Critics. 2. Peirce and the Principles of Pragmatism. 3. James: Pragmatism and the Will to Believe. 4. The Pragmatic Humanism of F. C.S. Schiller. 5. The Wild Years: Pragmatism in Florence. 6. Peirce Revisited: The Normative Turn. 7. Dewey''s Engaged Instrumentalism. 8. The Conceptual Pragmatism of C.I. Lewis. 9. Pragmatism and Analysis: Morris, Carnap, Quine. 10. Richard Rorty''s Neo-Pragmatism. 11. Susan Haack''s Foundherentist Epistemology. 12. The Prospects of Pragmatism. Selective Bibliography. Endnotes. Index.

About the Author

Cornelis de Waal teaches philosophy at Indiana University -- Purdue University Indianapolis, where he also directs a graduate program in American philosophy. His main scholarly activity is the reorganization of the manuscripts of Charles S. Peirce for the monumental WRITINGS OF CHARLES S. PEIRCE: A CHRONOLOGICAL EDITION, of which he is one of the editors. Other books by Cornelis de Waal include ON MEAD and his critically acclaimed ON PEIRCE. Both appeared with Wadsworth.

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1. Pragmatism and Its Critics. 2. Peirce and the Principles of Pragmatism. 3. James: Pragmatism and the Will to Believe. 4. The Pragmatic Humanism of F. C.S. Schiller. 5. The Wild Years: Pragmatism in Florence. 6. Peirce Revisited: The Normative Turn. 7. Dewey's Engaged Instrumentalism. 8. The Conceptual Pragmatism of C.I. Lewis. 9. Pragmatism and Analysis: Morris, Carnap, Quine. 10. Richard Rorty's Neo-Pragmatism. 11. Susan Haack's Foundherentist Epistemology. 12. The Prospects of Pragmatism. Selective Bibliography. Endnotes. Index.

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