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American Pragmatism

Wayne D. Smith

American Pragmatism

by Wayne D. Smith

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics/International Relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11285693M
    ISBN 100805983724
    ISBN 109780805983722

    "Diggins, an eminent historian of American intellectual life, has written a timely and impressive book charting the rich history of American pragmatism and placing William James, Charles Peirce. The development of pragmatism is the most important achievement in the history of American philosophy. M. Gail Hamner here examines the European roots of the movement in a search for what makes pragmatism uniquely American. She argues that the inextricably American character of the pragmatism of such figures as Charles Sanders Peirce and William James lies in its often‐understated.

    Misak herself retreads the old "American Studies," cultural nationalist view of pragmatism, opening the book by calling pragmatism "America's home-grown philosophy" and trying to claim Cadwallader Colden as a precursor of pragmatism. Native Pragmatism recovers this history and thus provides the means to re-conceive the scope and potential of American philosophy. Pragmatism has been at best only partially understood by those who focus on its European antecedents. This book casts new light on pragmatism’s complex origins and demands a rethinking of African American and.

    Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James is a unique work in American philosophy. This collection of lectures James himself delivered at the dawn of the twentieth century has been a landmark in the development of the philosophical movement of pragmatism. This book is about American pragmatism, a way of thinking that has enjoyed renewed attention in the s and s. Recently, philosophers, social theorists, legal theorists, and literary critics have mined the rich texts of classical pragmatism (C. S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey) for new perspectives on contemporary problematics.


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Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the United States around Its origins are often attributed to the philosophers Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John later described it in his pragmatic maxim: "Consider the practical effects of the objects of youryour conception of those effects is the whole of your conception of the object.".

American Pragmatism is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students taking courses in pragmatism or American philosophy, for scholars wishing to develop their understanding of this thriving philosophical tradition, or for curious readers interested in the genealogy of American thought/5(4).

James propounded his theories of pragmatism in this book, one of the American Pragmatism book important in American philosophy. In a sense, he wished to test competing systems of thought in the "marketplace of actual experience" to determine their validity, i.e.

whether adopting a particular philosophical theory or way of looking at the world makes an actual Cited by: Your first book is C.S. Peirce’s Philosophical Writings.

Peirce, like many of the pragmatists, was an American philosopher. Why did you choose this particular book. Peirce is cited and recognized as the founder of pragmatism. He’s the one who coins the term and spends his career, in a way, trying to give a proof of pragmatism.

John and Ken begin by discussing the history of pragmatism and its unique roots in the American intellectual tradition. Ken discusses how the phrase "American Pragmatism" has a double meaning since both the school of philosophy and the average american seems more interested in getting things done and the result of action rather than abstract theories which do not inspire action.

Classical American Philosophy: American Pragmatism HUHI Thought, Culture, and Society in the United States American pragmatism is a diverse tradition, united by a common interest in the embedding of American Pragmatism book the book prior to the readings for the rst week of class.

Luckily, the book File Size: KB. American Pragmatism is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students taking courses in pragmatism or American philosophy, for scholars wishing to develop their understanding of this thriving philosophical tradition, or for curious readers interested in the genealogy of American thought.

Read this book on Questia. Pragmatism and American Culture, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Pragmatism and American Culture ().

Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking(), 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 with those of religion and morality.

Pragmatism as a philosophy considers different philosophies most useful in. American Pragmatism and Organization is a ground-breaking collection and distinctive in its book-length treatment of American pragmatism as a relevant resource for analysing organisations.

It draws together an international body of research focused on the interconnections and interplay between American pragmatism and organizational phenomena Author: Nick Rumens. American Pragmatism and Communication Research provides a good complement to an improving conversation on pragmatism's possibilities for communication." —Journal of Communication.

Table of Contents. Contents: Preface. Simonson, Varieties of Pragmatism and Communication: Visions and Revisions From Peirce to Peters. Get this from a library. American pragmatism: an introduction. [Albert R Spencer] -- "In this comprehensive introduction, Spencer presents a new story of the origins and development of American Pragmatism, from its emergence through the interaction of European and Indigenous American.

Book Description. This monograph examines the past, present, and potential relationship between American pragmatism and communication research. The contributors provide a bridge between communication studies and philosophy, subjects often developed somewhat in isolation from each other.

The American incarnation of Romanticism was transcendentalism and it stands as a major American innovation.

The 19th century also saw the rise of the school of pragmatism, along with a smaller, Hegelian philosophical movement led by George Holmes Howison that was focused in St. Louis, though the influence of American pragmatism far outstripped. Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy, 2/e, provides the resources necessary to understand and act on these It provides direct, imaginative, and critical insights into our contemporary global society, its massive and pressing problems, and its possibilities for real improvement/5.

Pragmatism is an American philosophy from the early 20th century. According to Pragmatism, the truth or meaning of an idea or a proposition lies in its observable practical consequences rather than anything metaphysical.

It can be summarized by the phrase “whatever works, is likely true.”. The morality of American slavery is a major theme in American Philosophy before Pragmatism, introduced not to excuse or condemn, but to study how five formidably intelligent people thought about the question when it was—as it no longer is for us—open.

Edwards, Franklin and Jefferson owned slaves, though Franklin and Jefferson played Pages: Louis Menand, the author of "The Metaphysical Club," a Pulitzer Prize-winning book that explores American pragmatism, will speak at 8 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winner on campus Tuesday His finesse is usefully contrasted with Richard Rorty's ham-fisted attempts to replace mainstream analytic philosophy with a watered-down version of American pragmatism.

Pragmatism Eugene Halton Pragmatism is the distinctive contribution of American thought to philosophy. It is a movement that attracted much attention in the early part of the twentieth-century, went into decline, and reemerged in the last part of the century.

Part of the difficulty in defining pragmatism is that misconceptions of what. Get this from a library. American pragmatism: an introduction. [Albert R Spencer] -- In this comprehensive introduction, Albert Spencer presents a new story of the origins and development of American pragmatism, from its emergence through the interaction of European and Indigenous.

John Dewey, American Pragmatist. A wing of the Pragmatism Cybrary. John Dewey () was an American psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, on 20 October Dewey graduated from the University of Vermont inand received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in C.

S. Peirce was an authentic American genius who developed a tough-minded pragmatism and a sweeping philosophy of evolutionary love. William James, a trained physician, carefully studied human experience, including the highest reaches of consciousness/5(17)."The American Evasion of Philosophy is a highly intelligent and provocative book.

Cornel West gives us illuminating readings of the political thought of Emerson and James; provides a penetrating critical assessment of Dewey, his central figure; and offers a brilliant interpretation—appreciative yet far from uncritical—of the contemporary.