What was James's Theory of Truth?

In Alexander Mugar Klein (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of William James. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2018)
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In Pragmatism, James promised his readers a theory of truth. However, many of his readers (even those sympathetic with other parts of James’s work) have concluded that James’s “theory” was little more than a tangle of mistakes. In this chapter, I offer an interpretation and defence of James’s theory of truth. I emphasize James’s truth pluralism.



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