The pragmatic turn in the study of religion

Journal of Religious Ethics 33 (4):659-668 (2005)
Jeffrey Stout's "Democracy and Tradition" puts forward a complex argument in favor of American democracy as a healthy and legitimate moral and political tradition in itself. Stout does not dwell on the place of his own work in the "pragmatic" approach to the study of religion in the last thirty years. This paper attempts to situate Stout's work in the approach to religion identified with Mary Douglas and Wayne Proudfoot and to suggest some of the consequences for comparative religious ethics of his making that "pragmatic turn."
Keywords Proudfoot  holism  inferentialism  Davidson  Stout  Douglas
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2005.00243.x
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Aristotle (2012). Nicomachean Ethics. Courier Dover Publications.
Wayne Proudfoot (1988). Religious Experience. Journal of Philosophy 85 (3):151-154.

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