Pragmatism: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


1st Edition

Edited by Russell B. Goodman


1,728 pages

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Hardback: 9780415288453
pub: 2005-04-25
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Presenting key texts in and about pragmatism, this collection of essays explores pragmatism's origins, applications, and weaknesses, as well as its remarkable versatility as an approach not only to issues of truth and knowledge, but to ethics and social philosophy, literature, law, aesthetics, religion, and education.

Exploring a wide range of work on topics spanning from the birth of pragmatism in nineteenth century America, to its contemporary revival as an international and multi-disciplinary phenomenon, the collection:

* is international in scope, covering a wide range of sources, including key American pragmatists such as Nelson Goodman and Morton White

* includes key articles on the contemporary neopragmatism revival

* considers pragmatism's influences across disciplines

* presents newly translated papers.

With an impressive breadth and range of content, the set also includes a both a general introduction and introductions to each volume by the editor, a chronological table of contents, and a full index to provide a valuable and unique research resource for student and scholar alike.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Pragmatism’s First Decades Volume II: Origins and Influences; The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Pragmatism Volume III: Moral and Political Issues; Law; Education Volume IV: Neopragmatism; Aesthetics

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Philosophy

Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Pragmatism
PHILOSOPHY / Reference