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The Range of Pragmatism and the Limits of Philosophy

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2123-1
240 pages
September 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book, written by some of pragmatism’s leading scholars, explores the range of pragmatism and its resources for treating crucial contemporary issues.
  • 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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    Notes on Contributors.

    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).

    Index.
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    Richard Shusterman is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Temple University.
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    • 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.
    See More

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