Vaz Ferreira as a pragmatist : the articulation of science and philosophy

In Gregory Fernando Pappas (ed.), Pragmatism in the Americas. Fordham University Press (2011)
This paper presents an outline of Carlos Vaz Ferreira's moderate anti-intellectualism, paying special attention to the relations between science and philosophy as complementary aspects of human knowledge. Explicitly opposing William James's radical anti-intellectualism, and thus apparently anti-Pragmatist, Vaz is in fact very close to the central ideas of Pragmatism. A defense of reason as a valuable help for penetrating into reality, combined with the recognition of extra-rational elements that contribute to human apprehension of reality, results in a position that can be characterized by its anti-rationalism, fallibilism and pluralism.
Keywords Carlos Vaz Ferreira  Hispanic Pragmatism  role of reason in knowledge
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