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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

1st Edition

By G.W. Kimura

Routledge

176 pages

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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason examines the recent explosion of interest in pragmatism. Part I traces the source of classical pragmatism's distinctive thought to Peirce, James, and Dewey - specifically to their shared theological understanding inherited from Emerson's Transcendentalism and British Romanticism. Part II reconstructs this rationality for postmodernity, showing how neopragmatism, properly understood, is theological reason. Kimura discusses the return of religious themes in philosophers like Putnam, Cavell, and Rorty and critiques the neopragmatic theologies of West, McFague, and Kaufman. Neopragmatism and Theological Reason explores pragmatic themes across philosophy, theology, and literary theory, arguing that neopragmatism must acknowledge its theological sources and then reconstruct its rationality to the religious context of modernity/postmodernity.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I: Introduction: neopragmatism in crisis; Emerson, part one; Emerson, part two; Peirce; James; Dewey. Part II: Early neopragmatists; Neokantianism and neopragmatism; Literary neopragmatism; Neopragmatism and the return of religion; Conclusion - neopragmatism and theology. Index.

About the Author

G.W. Kimura is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Humanities Forum, USA.

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