1st Edition

New Pragmatism Exposition and Evaluation

By Ning Sun Copyright 2025
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Through a series of case studies, the book thoroughly investigates the pragmatic elements of “new pragmatism,” which inherits the legacy of classical pragmatism and combines the topics and methods of analytic philosophy.


    By exploring the continuity and heterogeneity of these two trends of thought, the author aims to compare them from various perspectives of new pragmatists, such as W. V. Quine, Wilfrid Sellars, Hilary Putnam, Richard Rorty, Donald Davidson, Robert Brandom, John McDowell, Nelson Goodman, and others. Furthermore, he reveals that new pragmatism is not a closed trend; rather, it extends far beyond the context of analytic philosophy in both geographical and theoretical domains.


    The book will appeal to students and scholars of pragmatism and analytic philosophy.

    1: Introduction: Pragmatism Old and New  2: W. V. Quine  3: Wilfrid Sellars  4: Hilary Putnam  5: Nelson Goodman  6: John McDowell  7: Donald Davidson  8: Robert Brandom  9: Richard Rorty  10: New Pragmatism: An Event in Growth


    Ning Sun is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fudan University. He is also Executive Director at the Dewey Center of Fudan University and Researcher at the Center for American Studies of Fudan University. His research areas include classical pragmatism, new pragmatism, analytic philosophy and the history of American thought.