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1st Edition

William James Pragmatism in Focus

Edited By

Doris Olin

ISBN 9780415755368
Published July 23, 2015 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents William James's Pragmatism together with critical commentary and focuses on the theories of meaning and truth central to Pragmatism. It includes several articles three of which were roughly contemporaneous with the publication of Pragmatism.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements -- INTRODUCTION /Doric Olin -- PRAGMATISM /William James -- I The Present Dilemma in Philosophy -- II What Pragmatism Means -- III Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered -- IV The One and the Many -- V Pragmatism and Common Sense -- VI _ Pragmatism's Conception of Truth -- VII Pragmatism and Humanism -- VIII Pragmatism and Religion -- MEANING AND METAPHYSICS IN JAMES /Robert G. Meyers -- TRUTH AND ITS VERIFICATION /James Bissett Pratt -- PROFESSOR JAMES'S 'PRAGMATISM' /G. E. Moore -- WILLIAM JAMES'S CONCEPTION OF TRUTH /Bertrand Russell -- NOTES ON THE PRAGMATIC THEORY OF TRUTH /Moreland Perkins -- WAS WILLIAM JAMES TELLING THE TRUTH AFTER ALL? /D. C. Phillips -- Index.

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