The American Pragmatists

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byCheryl Misak

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Cheryl Misak presents a history of the great American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, from its inception in the Metaphysical Club of the 1870s to the present day. This ambitious new account identifies the connections between traditional American pragmatism and contemporary philosophyand argues that the most defensible version of pragmatism - roughly, that of Peirce, Lewis, and Sellars - must be seen and recovered as an important part of the analytic tradition.

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Cheryl Misak presents a history of the great American philosophical tradition of pragmatism, from its inception in the Metaphysical Club of the 1870s to the present day. This ambitious new account identifies the connections between traditional American pragmatism and contemporary philosophyand argues that the most defensible version of...

Cheryl Misak is Professor of Philosophy, as well as Vice-President and Provost at the University of Toronto. She received a BA from the University of Lethbridge, an MA from Columbia University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She works on American pragmatism, the theory of truth, moral and political philosophy, and the phil...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: The Trajectory of American PragmatismPART I: THE FOUNDERS OF PRAGMATISM1. Pragmatist Themes in Early American Thought2. Chauncey Wright (1830-1875)3. Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914)4. William James (1842-1910)5. Fellow TravelersPART II: THE MIDDLE PERIOD6. The Reception of Early American Pragmatism7. John Dewey (1859-1952)8. Fellow TravelersPART III: THE PATH TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY9. The Rise of Logical Empiricism10. Clarence Irving Lewis (1883-1964)11. Willard van Orman Quine (1908-2000)12. Fellow Travellers13. Richard Rorty (1931-2007)14. Hilary Putnam (1926 - )15. The Current DebatesConclusionBibliographyIndex