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    The American Pragmatists.Cheryl Misak - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Cheryl Misak presents a history of the great American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, from its inception in the 1870s to the present day. She traces the connections between classical American pragmatism and contemporary analytic philosophy, and draws out the continuing influence of pragmatist ideas in the recent history of philosophy.
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  2. Making Disagreement Matter: Pragmatism and Deliberative Democracy.Cheryl J. Misak - 2004 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 18 (1):9 - 22.
  3. Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein.Cheryl Misak - 2016 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Cheryl Misak offers a strikingly new view of the development of philosophy in the twentieth century. Pragmatism, the home-grown philosophy of America, thinks of truth not as a static relation between a sentence and the believer-independent world, but rather, a belief that works. The founders of pragmatism, Peirce and James, developed this idea in more and less objective ways. The standard story of the reception of American pragmatism in England is that Russell and Moore savaged James's theory, and that pragmatism (...)
     
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    Truth, Politics, Morality: Pragmatism and Deliberation.Cheryl Misak - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):796-799.
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    Truth, Politics, Morality: Pragmatism and Deliberation.Cheryl Misak - 1999 - Routledge.
    Cheryl Misak argues that truth ought to be reinstated to a central position in moral and political philosophy. She argues that the correct account of truth is one found in a certain kind of pragmatism: a true belief is one upon which inquiry could not improve, a belief which would not be defeated by experience and argument. This account is not only an improvement on the views of central figures such as Rawls and Habermas, but it can also make sense (...)
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  6. Pragmatism and Deflationism.Cheryl Misak - 2007 - In New Pragmatists. Oxford University Press. pp. 68--90.
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    Charles Sanders Peirce on Necessity.Catherine Legg & Cheryl Misak - 2016 - In Adriane Rini, Edwin Mares & Max Cresswell (eds.), Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap: The Story of Necessity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 256-278.
    Necessity is a touchstone issue in the thought of Charles Peirce, not least because his pragmatist account of meaning relies upon modal terms. We here offer an overview of Peirce’s highly original and multi-faceted take on the matter. We begin by considering how a self-avowed pragmatist and fallibilist can even talk about necessary truth. We then outline the source of Peirce’s theory of representation in his three categories of Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness, (monadic, dyadic and triadic relations). These have modal (...)
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    Debate: Pragmatist Epistemology and Democratic Theory: A Reply to Eric MacGilvray.Cheryl Misak & Robert B. Talisse - 2014 - Journal of Political Philosophy 22 (3):366-376.
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    Medically Inappropriate or Futile Treatment: Deliberation and Justification.Cheryl J. Misak, Douglas B. White & Robert D. Truog - 2016 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (1):90-114.
    This paper reframes the futility debate, moving away from the question “Who decides when to end what is considered to be a medically inappropriate or futile treatment?” and toward the question “How can society make policy that will best account for the multitude of values and conflicts involved in such decision-making?” It offers a pragmatist moral epistemology that provides us with a clear justification of why it is important to take best standards, norms, and physician judgment seriously and a clear (...)
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    A CULTURE OF JUSTIFICATION: THE PRAGMATIST'S EPISTEMIC ARGUMENT FOR DEMOCRACY11.This Paper has Been Improved by the Comments of David Dyzenhaus and David Estlund. Some of the Material is Drawn From Misak (2000) and (in Press). [REVIEW]Cheryl Misak - 2008 - Episteme 5 (1):94-105.
    The pragmatist view of politics is at its very heart epistemic, for it treats morals and politics as a kind of deliberation or inquiry, not terribly unlike other kinds of inquiry. With the exception of Richard Rorty, the pragmatists argue that morals and politics, like science, aim at the truth or at getting things right and that the best method for achieving this aim is a method they sometimes call the scientific method or the method of intelligence – what would (...)
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  11. A Culture of Justification: The Pragmatist's Epistemic Argument for Democracy.Cheryl Misak - 2008 - Episteme 5 (1):pp. 94-105.
    The pragmatist view of politics is at its very heart epistemic, for it treats morals and politics as a kind of deliberation or inquiry, not terribly unlike other kinds of inquiry. With the exception of Richard Rorty, the pragmatists argue that morals and politics, like science, aim at the truth or at getting things right and that the best method for achieving this aim is a method they sometimes call the scientific method or the method of intelligence – what would (...)
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    Narrative Evidence and Evidence‐Based Medicine.Cheryl J. Misak - 2010 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (2):392-397.
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    The Subterranean Influence of Pragmatism on the Vienna Circle: Peirce, Ramsey, Wittgenstein.Cheryl Misak - 2016 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 4 (5).
    An underappreciated fact in the history of analytic philosophy is that American pragmatism had an early and strong influence on the Vienna Circle. The path of that influence goes from Charles Peirce to Frank Ramsey to Ludwig Wittgenstein to Moritz Schlick. That path is traced in this paper, and along the way some standard understandings of Ramsey and Wittgenstein, especially, are radically altered.
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  14. The Practical Turn: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century.Cheryl Misak & Huw Price (eds.) - 2017 - Oup/Ba.
    Pragmatism is the idea that philosophical concepts must start with, and remain linked to human experience and inquiry. This book traces and assesses the influence of American pragmatism on British philosophy, with emphasis on Cambridge in the inter-war period, post-war Oxford, and recent developments.
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    Steven Methven, Frank Ramsey and the Realistic Spirit.Cheryl Misak - 2019 - Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 7 (6).
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    Ramsey, Pragmatism, and the Vienna Circle.Cheryl Misak - 2019 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 11 (1).
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    The Cambridge Companion to Peirce.Cheryl Misak (ed.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), the founder of pragmatism, is generally considered the most significant American philosopher. Popularized by William James and John Dewey, pragmatism advocates that our philosophical theories be linked to experience and practice. The essays in this volume reveal how Peirce developed this concept.
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    Experience, Narrative, and Ethical Deliberation.Cheryl Misak - 2008 - Ethics 118 (4):614-632.
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    A Culture of Justification: The Pragmatist’s Epistemic Argument for Democracy.Cheryl Misak - 2008 - Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology 5 (1):94-105.
  20. Deflating Truth: Pragmatism Vs. Minimalism.Cheryl Misak - 1998 - The Monist 81 (3):407 - 425.
    It seems that no philosopher these days wants a theory of truth which can be accused of being metaphysical. But even if we agree that grandiose metaphysics is to be spurned, even if we agree that our theory of truth should be a deflated one, the controversy does not die down. A variety of deflationist options present themselves. Some, with Richard Rorty, take the notion of truth to be so wedded to metaphysics that we are advised to drop it altogether. (...)
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    Robert B. Westbrook, Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth. [REVIEW]Cheryl Misak - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (2):279-282.
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    1 Charles Sanders Peirce 1839-1914).Cheryl Misak - 2004 - In C. J. Misak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1.
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    Pragmatism and Pluralism.Cheryl Misak - 2005 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 41 (1):129 - 135.
  24. Peirce, Levi, and the Aims of Inquiry.Cheryl Misak - 1987 - Philosophy of Science 54 (2):256-265.
    Isaac Levi uses C. S. Peirce's fallibilism as a foil for his own "epistemological infallibilism". I argue that Levi's criticisms of Peirce do not hit their target, and that the two pragmatists agree on the fundamental issues concerning background knowledge, certainty, revision of belief, and the aims of inquiry.
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  25. Pragmatism on Solidarity, Bullshit, and Other Deformities of Truth.Cheryl Misak - 2008 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 32 (1):111-121.
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    The Pragmatic Maxim: How to Get Leverage on a Concept.Cheryl Misak - 2010 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 17 (1):76-87.
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    On the Genealogy of Universals: The Metaphysical Origins of Analytic Philosophy by Fraser MacBride.Cheryl Misak - 2019 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (2):356-357.
    In the preface to this excellent book, Fraser MacBride says he decided to write it because he had "become convinced that there is far more to find out and far more to learn from the history of early analytic philosophy". He is right; the history of early analytic philosophy holds insights for us today, and most of them lie outside of what MacBride calls our "cartoon histories." In punchy prose, he mines gems from what one of his heroes, Frank Ramsey, (...)
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    Icu Psychosis and Patient Autonomy: Some Thoughts From the Inside.Cheryl Misak - 2005 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30 (4):411 – 430.
    I shall draw on my experience of being an ICU patient to make some practical, ethical, and philosophical points about the care of the critically ill. The recurring theme in this paper is ICU psychosis. I suggest that discharged patients ought to be educated about it; I discuss the obstacles in the way of accurately measuring it; I argue that we must rethink autonomy in light of it; and I suggest that the self disintegrates in the face of it.
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    6 CS Peirce on Vital Matters1.Cheryl Misak - 2004 - In C. J. Misak (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Peirce. Cambridge University Press. pp. 150.
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    There Can Be No Difference Anywhere That Doesn't Make a Difference Elsewhere.Cheryl Misak - 2018 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 54 (3):417.
    My title is of course drawn from William James's Pragmatism: A New Name for some Old Ways of Thinking. The five excellent critics of Cambridge Pragmatism: From Peirce and James to Ramsey and Wittgenstein have zeroed in on the profound questions at the heart of pragmatism. All of us working in the tradition should thank them, and I happily do so. In what follows, I will explore the supposed differences between their views and my own. I hope to persuade my (...)
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    Truth, Rationality and Pragmatism: Themes From Peirce. [REVIEW]Cheryl Misak - 2002 - Mind 111 (441):119-122.
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    Deflating Truth.Cheryl Misak - 1998 - The Monist 81 (3):407-425.
    It seems that no philosopher these days wants a theory of truth which can be accused of being metaphysical. But even if we agree that grandiose metaphysics is to be spurned, even if we agree that our theory of truth should be a deflated one, the controversy does not die down. A variety of deflationist options present themselves. Some, with Richard Rorty, take the notion of truth to be so wedded to metaphysics that we are advised to drop it altogether. (...)
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    Isaac Levi and His Pragmatist Lineage.Cheryl Misak - 2006 - In Erik J. Olsson (ed.), Knowledge and Inquiry: Essays on the Pragmatism of Isaac Levi. Cambridge University Press. pp. 18--31.
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    Pragmatism and the Transcendental Turn in Truth and Ethics.Cheryl Misak - 1994 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 30 (4):739 - 775.
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    Pragmatism and Bivalence.Cheryl Misak - 1990 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 4 (2):171 – 179.
    Abstract The success of the pragmatic account of truth is often thought to founder on the principle of bivalence?the principle which holds that every genuine statement in the indicative mood is either true or false. For pragmatists must, it seems, claim that the principle does not hold for theoretical statements and observation statements about the past. That is, it seems that pragmatists must deny objective truth?values to these perfectly respectable sorts of hypotheses. In this paper, after examining three pragmatist attitudes (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy.Cheryl Misak (ed.) - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    Cheryl Misak presents the first collective study of the development of philosophy in North America, from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century.
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    Book-Reviews.Cheryl Misak - 1986 - Mind 95 (377):138-140.
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    Psicosi in Terapia Intensiva ed autonomia del paziente: Alcune riflessioni dall'interno.Cheryl Misak - 2005 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 30:411-430.
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    Klein on James on the Will to Believe.Cheryl Misak - 2015 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 5 (1):118-28.
    This commentary explores the disagreement between Alex Klein and Cheryl Misak about the core insights of American Pragmatism, against a background of agreement. Both take the history of early American pragmatism to be a vital part of the history of analytic philosophy, not a radical break with it. But Misak argues that James seeks to loosen the usual epistemic standards so that religious and scientific belief can both be justified by a unitary set of evidentiary rules, and Klein argues that (...)
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  40. The Reception of Early American Pragmatism.Cheryl Misak - 2008 - In The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Ramsey's Cognitivism: Truth, Ethics and the Meaning of Life.Cheryl Misak - 2016 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 78:251-263.
    Frank Ramsey is usually taken to be an emotivist or an expressivist about the good: he is usually taken to bifurcate inquiry into fact-stating and non-fact stating domains, ethics falling into the latter. In this paper I shall argue that whatever the very young Ramsey's view might have been, towards the end of his short life, he was coming to a through-going and objective pragmatism about all our beliefs, including those about the good, beauty, and even the meaning of life. (...)
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    How Not to Think of Convergence on the Truth.Cheryl Misak - 1999 - Modern Schoolman 76 (2-3):133-140.
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    Truth and Objectivity.Cheryl Misak - 1992 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):365-379.
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  44. Isaac Levi, The Fixation of Belief and Its Undoing: Changing Beliefs Through Inquiry Reviewed By.Cheryl Misak - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (3):205-206.
     
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    Language and Experience for Pragmatism.Cheryl Misak - 2014 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 6 (2).
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    Rescher and Objective Pragmatism.Cheryl Misak - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (2):25-33.
    Nicholas Rescher embraces a more objectivist, realist, analytic pragmatism than the pragmatism which has been in vogue in the last two decades. He rejects any pragmatism for which there is no truth, reality, or objectivity but only conversations or solidarity within this or that vocabulary. Rescher has argued that pragmatism, far from being anti-realist, provides the only good argument for realism and for our ability to operate the causal model of inquiry about the real world. I examine this kind of (...)
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    Review of T. L. Short, Peirce's Theory of Signs[REVIEW]Cheryl Misak - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (7).
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    Medically Inappropriate or Futile Treatment: Deliberation and Justification.Cheryl J. Misak, Douglas B. White & Robert D. Truog - 2015 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy:jhv035.
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    Judgement and Justification.Cheryl Misak - 1989 - Philosophical Books 30 (2):107-109.
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    Critical Notice.Cheryl Misak - 1992 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):365-379.
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