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    Philosophical Disagreement and the Value-Laden Nature of Philosophy.Gustavo Arroyo - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):396-413.
    Disagreement in philosophy is all-pervasive and irresolvable. There is almost no thesis in philosophy about which philosophers agree. In contrast to most contemporary accounts of philosophical disagreement, I argue that a significant proportion of philosophical disagreements are rooted in differences regarding values. A second thesis that I shall defend in this paper is that disagreements regarding values are not resolvable by argumentative means.
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    Toward a Pragmatist Feminist Egalitarianism: Redescribing the Vertical-Horizontal Debate From a Feminist Perspective.Susan Dieleman - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):319-328.
    In this response to David Rondel’s Pragmatist Egalitarianism, I suggest that the disagreement between vertical egalitarians and horizontal egalitarians has deeper roots than Rondel acknowledges. Using feminist egalitarianism as my example, I suggest that this is because Rondel fails to note that horizontal egalitarians do not merely offer an alternative account of the sites of and remedies for inequality than do vertical egalitarians; they also see vertical egalitarianism itself as contributing to inequality. Yet I also contend that, even though the (...)
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    Preface to Symposium on David Rondel’s Pragmatist Egalitarianism.Colin Koopman - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):307-310.
    David Rondel’s Pragmatism Egalitarianism offers valuable contributions to both contemporary pragmatist scholarship and contemporary political philosophy. The book was the focus of a discussion at the American Philosophical Association’s Pacific Division meeting in April of 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. That discussion forms the basis for the four essays gathered here: three critical responses from Susan Dieleman, Alexander Livingston, and Robert Talisse, as well as David Rondel’s reply to these critics. This brief prefatory essay summarizes the book and its contexts (...)
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    Contribution to Book Symposium at Contemporary Pragmatism Some Political Consequences of Pragmatism.Alexander Livingston - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):327-336.
    The question of what political consequences, if any, follow from American pragmatism is nearly as old as pragmatism itself. David Rondel’s Pragmatist Egalitarianism breathes new life into this old debate. Rondel outlines a distinctively pluralistic and problem-oriented approach to political philosophy that claims to “reconcile and mediate” the false dichotomies and interminable debates marking philosophical discourses of egalitarian justice. This article identifies two competing visions of the political consequences of Rondel’s egalitarian brand of pragmatism: one Rortyan and deflationary, the other (...)
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    Some Political Consequences of Pragmatism.Alexander Livingston - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):329-336.
    The question of what political consequences, if any, follow from American pragmatism is nearly as old as pragmatism itself. David Rondel’s Pragmatist Egalitarianism breathes new life into this old debate. Rondel outlines a distinctively pluralistic and problem-oriented approach to political philosophy that claims to “reconcile and mediate” the false dichotomies and interminable debates marking philosophical discourses of egalitarian justice. This article identifies two competing visions of the political consequences of Rondel’s egalitarian brand of pragmatism: one Rortyan and deflationary, the other (...)
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    The Advancement of Altruism as a Criterion of Moral Validity.Belén Pueyo-Ibáñez - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):348-365.
    Jürgen Habermas’s discourse ethics is a method of intersubjective argumentation conceived to test the validity of moral norms on the basis of their universalizability. As some scholars have argued, Habermas’s proposal is problematic in that the process of argumentation is always affected by the circumstances of inequality and unfairness that pervade communal life and, therefore, it cannot be as inclusive and egalitarian as it needs to be in order to function effectively. In this paper, I argue that the solutions proposed (...)
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    John Dewey, Nonhuman Agency, and the Possibility of a Posthuman Public.Daniel P. Richards - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):366-395.
    This article re-visits the critiques of anthropocentricism levied against John Dewey by his contemporaries and offers a reading of this critique through the lens of nonhuman agency using the theoretical work of Bruno Latour and Jane Bennett, particularly the latter’s coverage of Dewey’s theory of democracy. This work culminates into an argument for envisioning Dewey’s publics as constituted by human and nonhuman bodies, anticipating in some ways the work of contemporary posthumanists and new materialists. This leads us to not only (...)
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    Pragmatist Egalitarianism Revisited: Some Replies to My Critics.David Rondel - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):337-347.
    In this article, I reply to some criticisms of my book, Pragmatist Egalitarianism, offered by professors Robert Talisse, Susan Dieleman, and Alexander Livingston. Some of the major themes and questions I address include the following: How are conflicts between different egalitarian ideals best understood and addressed? Does the quest for equality have a fundamental locus, or are the different egalitarian variables I identify in the book, conceptually speaking, on an equal footing? What is the relationship between justice and equality? How (...)
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    The Bad, The Wrong, and The Unjust: A Comment on Rondel’s Pragmatist Egalitarianism.Robert B. Talisse - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (4):311-320.
    In his Pragmatist Egalitarianism, David Rondel proposes a “pluralist egalitarianism” as a pragmatist resolution to longstanding debates over egalitarian justice. On Rondel’s view, egalitarianism has three distinct and irreducible variables. In this comment, I argue that pluralist views generally do not reconcile anything, but instead posit sites of normative conflict that are in principle invulnerable to remediation by human intelligence. I then propose that although Rondel might be correct to identify three distinct sites of egalitarian concern, there remains reason to (...)
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    Does Dewey Have an “Epistemic Argument” for Democracy?Matthew Festenstein - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):217-241.
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    John Dewey and Critical Philosophies for Critical Political Times.Clara Fischer & Conor Morris - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):141-146.
    How can we employ the philosophy of John Dewey to make sense of contemporary political contexts? How might Deweyan theorisations of present-day political problems inform contemporary policy approaches to, for instance, immigration, globalisation, global governance structures, or democratic institutions? What is new about contemporary political practice and thought from a pragmatist perspective? What is merely echoing the thinking and affective investments of previous political moments? And what is critical about this moment in time? These are some of the questions that (...)
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    Performative Rights and Situationist Ethics.Joe Hoover - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):242-267.
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    The Rhythms of Resistance: Dewey, Deleuze, and the Experience of Occupy Wall Street.Jason Kosnoski - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):168-200.
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    The Right to Belong and Immigration: A Feminist Pragmatist Analysis.Barbara Lowe - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):268-285.
    The “right to belong” is a human right in two ways. First, there is the right to belong in a limited sense, i.e., to the extent necessary for individuals to secure all other human rights, such as those recognized by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Second, there is a deeper aspect of the right to belong, that which is necessary to flourish as a human being. To establish, first, that the right to belong in a limited sense (...)
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    A New Road to Walk Together: Lessons From Dewey’s Political Activism.Aaron Pratt Shepherd - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):147-167.
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    ‘Growth’, Economic and Human: Reconstructing Economics Through Pragmatism and the Capabilities Approach.Kenneth W. Stikkers - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):286-306.
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    Ethical Obligations of Thinking in Dark Times: A Deweyan Reading of Hannah Arendt.Judy D. Whipps - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (2-3):201-216.
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    Analytic Philosophy and the Need for Pragmatist Metaphysics.Lisa Landoe Hedrick - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):1-29.
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    Resisting Empathy Bias with Pragmatist Ethics.William Kidder - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):65-83.
    The paper employs a pragmatist perspective on ethics to address the problem of empathy bias, an empirically documented phenomenon in which one’s ability to empathize with another is diminished simply because of that other’s membership in a perceived out-group. I first argue that the philosophical commitments that I take to be distinctive of pragmatism, specifically fallibilism, anti-absolutism, and democracy, require proactive empathetic engagement as a central component of moral inquiry. While this may initially seem to leave pragmatism vulnerable to concerns (...)
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    What is the American Sublime? Ruminations on Peircian Phenomenology and the Paintings of Barnett Newman.Mary Magada-Ward - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):30-39.
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    Dewey’s Conceptualization of the Public as Polity Contextualized: The Struggle for Democratic Control Over Natural Resources and Technology.Torjus Midtgarden - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):104-131.
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    Political Representation From a Pragmatist Perspective: Aesthetic Democratic Representation.Michael I. Räber - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):84-103.
    In this article I discuss the advantages of a theory of political representation for a prag- matist theory of (global) democracy. I first outline Dewey’s disregard for political rep- resentation by analyzing the political, epistemological and aesthetic underpinnings of his criticism of the Enlightenment ideal of democracy and its trust in the power of the detached gaze. I then show that a theory of political representation is not only com- patible with a pragmatist Deweyan-pragmatist perspective on democratic politics but also (...)
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    Pragmatism Without Progress: Affect and Temporality in William James’s Philosophy of Hope.Bonnie Sheehey - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):40-64.
    Philosophers and intellectual historians generally recognize pragmatism as a philosophy of progress. For many commentators, pragmatism is tied to a notion of progress through its embrace of meliorism – a forward-looking philosophy that places hope in the future as a site of possibility and improvement. I complicate the progressive image of hope generally attributed to pragmatism by outlining an alternative account of meliorism in the work of William James. By focusing on the affectivity and temporality of James’s meliorism, I argue (...)
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    The Democratic Constitution: Butler and Posner on Pragmatism, Democracy, and Adjudication.Seth Vannatta - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):132-140.
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