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Perspectives on Pragmatism

Classical, Recent, and Contemporary

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674058088

Publication Date: 10/10/2011


248 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

14 line illustrations, 2 tables


  • Introduction: From German Idealism to American Pragmatism—and Back
  • 1. Classical American Pragmatism: The Pragmatist Enlightenment—and Its Problematic Semantics
  • 2. Analyzing Pragmatism: Pragmatics and Pragmatisms
  • 3. A Kantian Rationalist Pragmatism: Pragmatism, Inferentialism, and Modality in Sellars’s Arguments against Empiricism
  • 4. Linguistic Pragmatism and Pragmatism about Norms: An Arc of Thought from Rorty’s Eliminative Materialism to His Pragmatism
  • 5. Vocabularies of Pragmatism: Synthesizing Naturalism and Historicism
  • 6. Toward an Analytic Pragmatism: Meaning-Use Analysis
  • 7. Pragmatism, Expressivism, and Anti-Representationalism: Local and Global Possibilities
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects

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