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Preludes to Pragmatism
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Preludes to Pragmatism: Toward a Reconstruction of Philosophy

Philip Kitcher

Abstract

Over the last two decades the author of this book has started to make a serious case for pragmatism as the source of a new life in contemporary philosophy. There are some, like this book's author, who view today's analytic philosophy as mired in narrowly focused, technical disputes of little interest to the wider world. What is the future of philosophy, and what would it look like? While Classical Pragmatism—the American philosophy developed by John Dewey, Charles Peirce, and William James in the nineteenth century—has a mixed reputation today, the author of this book admires the way its core ... More

Keywords: pragmatism, analytic philosophy, classical pragmatism, John Dewey, Charles, Peirce, William James, reformist approach, reconstruction of philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199899555
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Kitcher, author
Columbia University

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