Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and Reality

Lexington Books (2015)

Brian G. Henning
Gonzaga University
Despite there being deep lines of convergence between the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead, C. S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and other classical American philosophers, it remains an open question whether Whitehead is a pragmatist, and conversation between pragmatists and Whitehead scholars have been limited. Indeed, it is difficult to find an anthology of classical American philosophy that includes Whitehead’s writings. These camps began separately, and so they remain. This volume questions the wisdom of that separation, exploring their connections, both historical and in application. The essays in this volume embody original and creative work by leading scholars that not only furthers the understanding of American philosophy, but seeks to advance it by working at the intersection of experience and reality to incite novel and creative thought. This exploration is long overdue. Specific questions that are addressed are: Is Whitehead a pragmatist? What contrasts and affinities exist between American pragmatism and Whitehead’s thought? What new questions, strategies, and critiques emerge by juxtaposing their distinct perspectives?
Keywords Pragmatism  Alfred North Whitehead  Classical American Philosophy  John Dewey  William James  Charles Sanders Peirce
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 9780739190319
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 47,395
External links

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
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

William James as American Plato?Scott Sinclair - 2009 - William James Studies 4:111-129.
Heidegger and Whitehead: A Phenomenological Examination Into the Intelligibility of Experience.Ronnie Leross Cooper - 1990 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
Abstract Experience.A. Goffey - 2008 - Theory, Culture and Society 25 (4):15-30.
British Empiricism and American Pragmatism.Robert J. Roth - 1994 - International Philosophical Quarterly 34 (2):213-219.
Book Review. [REVIEW]Mark Moller - 2000 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9 (2):291-295.


Added to PP index

Total views

Recent downloads (6 months)

How can I increase my downloads?


Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes

Sign in to use this feature