The Range of Pragmatism and the Limits of Philosophy
September 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
1. Introduction (Richard Shusterman).
2. Pragmatism and East-Asian Thought (Richard Shusterman).
3. China's Pragmatist Experiment in Democracy: Hu Shih's Pragmatism and Dewey's Influence in China (Sor-Hoon Tan).
4. Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and Global Citizenship (Larry A. Hickman).
5. Old Ideas Crumble: War, Pragmatist Intellectuals, and the Limits of Philosophy (John J. Stuhr).
6. What's the Use of Calling Du Bois a Pragmatist (Paul C. Taylor).
7. Pragmatism and Ethnicity: Critique, Reconstruction, and the New Hispanic (Jose Medina).
8. Legal Pragmatism (Richard A. Posner).
9. Changing the Epistemological and Psychological Subject: William James's Psychology Without Borders (Marianne Janack).
10. The Question of Voice and the Limits of Pragmatism: Emerson, Dewey, and Cavell (Vincent Colapietro).
11. Pragmatism and the Practice of History: From Turner and Du Bois to Today (James T. Kloppenberg).
- An exploration of the range of pragmatism and the limits of philosophy.
- Probes the range of pragmatism in terms of its international impact.
- Considers thinkers such as Emerson and Du Bois whose identity as pragmatists is contested.
- Extends pragmatism’s resources for dealing with crucial contemporary questions.
- Addresses pressing questions such as globalization, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, the uses of law and education, and the role of violence and war.
- Charts the ways in which pragmatism contributes to disciplines beyond philosophy, including law, history, psychology, American Studies, ethnic and cultural studies.
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