1. Charles S. Peirce's Critique of Cartesianism.
2. The Ethical Consequences of William James's Pragmatic Pluralism.
3. John Dewey's Vision of Radical Democracy.
4. Hegel and Pragmatism.
5. Pragmatism, Objectivity, and Truth.
6. Experience and the Linguistic Turn.
7. Hilary Putnam: The Entanglement of Fact and Value.
8. Jürgen Habermas's Kantian Pragmatism.
9. Richard Rorty's Deep Humanism.
Axel Honneth, University of Frankfurt
"Richard Bernstein has written what is by far the best and most sophisticated account of recent and present-day pragmatist thought, including Rorty's and Brandom's. It is written with Bernstein's characteristic clarity, and it is the fruit of immense scholarship and deep thinking. It is a book that every serious student of these thinkers needs to read and think about."
Hilary Putnam, Harvard University
• Bernstein shows that the themes that were central to the great pragmatic thinkers are also themes that are central to the work of many other contemporary philosophers, such as Heidegger and Wittgenstein: much contemporary philosophy is pragmatic in character, and our century is in many ways ‘the pragmatic century'.
• Offers a brilliant analysis of the work of leading philosophers who have been influenced by pragmatism, including Rorty, Putnam and Habermas.
• Bernstein is one of America's leading philosophers. He has an unrivalled grasp of contemporary philosophy and he writes with great clarity.