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Pragmatism and the politics of epistemology

White, Morton Gabriel

Pragmatism and the politics of epistemology

the eighth Neesima Lectures, May 10 and 15, 1985, Divinity Hall Chapel, Doshisha University

by White, Morton Gabriel

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Published by Doshisha University Press in Kyoto, Japan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • James, William, 1842-1910.,
  • Pragmatism -- History.,
  • Knowledge, Theory of -- Political aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementMorton White.
    ContributionsNeesima Lectures (8th : 1985 : Doshisha University)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB945.J24 W45 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination53 p. ;
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2450105M
    LC Control Number87149421

      PRAGMATISM 1. JOHN DEWEY 2. MEANING Derived from Greek word ‘pragma’ which means work, practice, action or activity. It is the philosophy of practical experience. It is a typical American Philosophy practical in approach. : Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth () by Westbrook, Robert B. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at .

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Robert Westbrook provides an excellent history of the philosophy of pragmatism and its direct relationship to democratic politics.

The book is divided into two parts: Old Pragmatism and New by:   In this book, Cheryl Misak develops and defends a Peircean conception of truth and a pragmatist moral epistemology.

She then shows how a proper understanding of core epistemic concepts such as belief, truth, and inquiry commits us to a radically democratic and deliberative by: Realism and Pragmatic Epistemology. An examination of philosophical realism from the standpoint of pragmatic epistemology, this book addresses the core idea of Rescher's work in epistemology: that.

Epistemology, construed broadly, it is our actual epistemic practice. That is, it is the practice common in every field, from chemistry to philosophy, of evaluating beliefs as justified or unjustified, scientific methods as rational or irrational, etc., and of evaluating and revising Author: Jeremy Randel Koons.

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Book Description: Pragmatism, as Richard Rorty has said, "names the chief glory of our country's intellectual tradition." InDemocratic Hope, Robert B. Westbrook examines the varieties of classical pragmatist thought in the work of John Dewey, William James, and Charles Peirce, testing in good pragmatic fashion the truth of propositions by their consequences in experience.

Douglas McDermidTrent University. Abstract. In this important new book, Douglas McDermid argues persuasively for two key claims: first, that the so-called "Neo-Pragmatist" critique of traditional epistemology is thoroughly unconvincing; second, that Rorty is guilty of taking the name of Pragmatism in vain, since there are crucial and far-reaching differences between Neo-Pragmatism and the Classical Pragmatism of James and Dewey.

Pragmatism rejects the thought that epistemology is, centrally, the analysis of knowledge. The pragmatist thinks that epistemology is a normative enquiry: it’s interested in how something should be, how we should form beliefs. This is a very, very interesting development, and a unique feature of pragmatism.

Yet the relationship of pragmatism to epistemology seems to be deeply contested. On the one side, a well established narrative states that the novelty introduced by pragmatism resides precisely in philosophy’s attempt to get rid of epistemology, since practice, experience, and the ordinary could only be recovered in this way.

Pragmatism, as it relates to epistemology, is really about acknowledging when we must take an agnostic—literally “no knowledge”—or skeptical stance towards a given a knowledge question and using a different method—a pragmatic method—to be able to act in light of that agnosticism.

Schulenberg’s book shows that if we seek to continue the unfinished project of establishing a genuinely postmetaphysical culture, the attempt to elucidate the dialectics of Marxism and pragmatism is a good starting point.

The book offers detailed discussions of Sidney Hook, Georg Lukács, Theodor W. Adorno, Fredric Jameson, W.E.B. Du Bois. Westbrook's aims are both historical and political: to ensure that the genealogy of pragmatism is an honest one and to argue for a hopeful vision of deliberative democracy underwritten by a.

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Addams modeled the use of pragmatism as a foundation for social and political thinking. Examining her close ties to the male figures in the movement – James, Mead and especially Dewey – helps to illustrate how her philosophy is an application of epistemology in a basically practical context (Haack, ; Hamington, ; Miranda, ).

scientific inquiry. Both here and elsewhere Peirce treated topics in epistemology and the philosophy of science in ways that placed much emphasis on the social context of testing and investigation.

William James (–) James made pragmatism famous, especially in his book Pragmatism. For three decades, special education researchers have sought a solid epistemological foundation for their disability research.

Following the lead of the philosophical tradition of American pragmatism, this article sets aside the search for epistemological foundations to conduct research of practical utility and democratic purpose.

COPY Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy is James Livingston's virtuoso reflection on the period between anda primal scene of American history during which a wave of intellectual currents came together--and fell apart--to reorient society. This book originated in a conference at the University of Cologne in It consists of a series of essays discussing the relationship between John Dewey's pragmatism and German constructivism.

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Enjoy % FREE. Over the last three decades, the whole project of epistemology has been subjected to criticism and change. This process has been marked, successively, by the transfer of epistemic sovereignty to the “social” domain, by the rediscovery of ontology and by attention to constitutive normativity and the political implications of knowledge.

Some have even suggested that epistemology should be. Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the United States around Its origins are often attributed to the philosophers Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey.

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17) succinctly expresses one important epistemological theme of traditional pragmatism: accommodation of a thoroughgoing fallibilism with a modest optimism about the possibility of successful truth seeking.