Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty by Colin Koopman (review)

Education and Culture 30 (1):95-99 (2014)
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In Pragmatism as Transition, Colin Koopman argues for a vision of pragmatism that is at once old and new, seeking to overcome the divide between classicopragmatism and neo-pragmatism through a vision of pragmatism whose central feature is “transitionalism.” Transitionalism, for Koopman, is a thoroughly historicist outlook that is present in all forms of pragmatism, even if not as well thematized as it might have been. On his reading, then, “pragmatism’s most important philosophical contribution is that of redescribing the philosophical practices of thought, critique, and inquiry such that these practices take place in time and through history.”1 Adopting such an historicist outlook on the development of pragmatism ..



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