Contemporary Pragmatism 6 (1):1-13 (2009)

Sami Pihlström
University of Helsinki
Pragmatism is an emergentist version of non-reductive naturalism: subjectivity arises as a natural development of certain kinds of organisms and their interactions with their environment. Subjectivity must be understood dynamically, in relation to action; therefore, pragmatism is a philosophical anthropology, not just a philosophy of mind. Pragmatic naturalism not only avoids scientistic reductions of subjectivity but is compatible with a reconceptualized transcendental perspective on subjectivity; however, the problem of solipsism must not be ignored. Pragmatist philosophy of mind and subjectivity must engage with metaphysical questions about the way the world is for us, in a manner ultimately connected with ethics
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