David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In , Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory. Blackwell. 400--419 (1999)
Pragmatism is a philosophical movement developed near the turn of the century in the work of several prominent American philosophers, most notably, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey. Although many contemporary analytic philosophers never studied American Philosophy in graduate school, analytic philosophy has been significantly shaped by philosophers strongly influenced by that tradition, most especially W.V. Quine, Donald Davidson, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty. Like other philosophical movements, it developed in response to the then-dominant philosophical wisdom. What unified pragmatism was its rejection of certain epistemological assumptions about the nature of truth, objectivity, and rationality. The rejection of these assumptions springs from the pragmatist's belief that practice is primary in philosophy. Meaningful inquiry originates in practice. Theorizing is valuable, for sure, but its value arises from practice, is informed by practice, and, its proper aim is to clarify, coordinate, and inform practice. Theorizing divorced from practice is useless.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jason S. McCready (2010). Jamesian Pragmatism: A Framework for Working Towards Unified Diversity in Nursing Knowledge Development. Nursing Philosophy 11 (3):191-203.
Matthew Festenstein (1997). Pragmatism and Political Theory: From Dewey to Rorty. University of Chicago Press.
Teed Rockwell (2012). Rorty, Putnam, and the Pragmatist View of Epistemology and Metaphysics. Education and Culture 19 (1):3.
Joshua Alexander & Jonathan M. Weinberg (2007). Analytic Epistemology and Experimental Philosophy. Philosophy Compass 2 (1):56–80.
C. J. Misak (ed.) (2004). The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads41 ( #39,402 of 1,096,632 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #158,594 of 1,096,632 )
How can I increase my downloads?