Pragmatism and Justice by Susan DielemanPragmatism and Justice by Susan Dieleman

Pragmatism and Justice

EditorSusan Dieleman, David Rondel, Christopher Voparil

Paperback | April 13, 2017

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The essays in this volume answer to anxieties that the pragmatist tradition has had little to say about justice. While both the classical and neo-pragmatist traditions have produced a conspicuously small body of writing about the idea of justice, a common subtext of the essays in this volumeis that there is in pragmatist thought a set of valuable resources for developing pragmatist theories of justice, for responding profitably to concrete injustices, and for engaging with contemporary, prevailing, liberal theories of justice. Despite the absence of conventionally philosophical theories of justice in the pragmatist canon, the writings of many pragmatists demonstrate an obvious sensitivity and responsiveness to injustice. Many pragmatists were and are moved by a deep sense of justice-by an awareness of the suffering ofpeople, by the need to build just institutions, and a search for a tolerant and non-discriminatory culture that regards all people as equals. Three related and mutually reinforcing ideas to which virtually all pragmatists are committed can be discerned: a prioritization of concrete problems andreal-world injustices ahead of abstract precepts; a distrust of a priori theorizing (along with a corresponding fallibilism and methodological experimentalism); and a deep and persistent pluralism, both in respect to what justice is and requires, and in respect to how real-world injustices are bestrecognized and remedied. Ultimately, Pragmatism and Justice asserts that pragmatism gives us powerful resources for understanding the idea of justice more clearly and responding more efficaciously to a world rife with injustice.
Susan Dieleman is Assistant Professor (with term) in the department of philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. She specializes in Social and Political Philosophy, Pragmatism, and Feminist Philosophy. She has published essays in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, The Pluralist, Social Philosophy Today,...
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Title:Pragmatism and JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190459247

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