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Introduction

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

American pragmatism is about the only philosophical movement indigenous to the U.S.A., but the question of what is American about it has never really received sustained attention. This is what this ... More


American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

M. Gail Hamner

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The development of pragmatism is the most important achievement in the history of American philosophy. M. Gail Hamner here examines the European roots of the movement in a search for what makes ... More


Prologue: The “Puritan”: Mirror of America's Self‐Understanding

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A brief look is taken at the meanings of the terms ‘Puritans’, ‘Puritanism’ and ‘Puritan imagery’, giving a clarification of what they mean, and how they affect the author's reading of the ... More


Pragmatism and Moral Objectivity

Hilary Putnam

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Putnam engages with moral objectivity and the question of ethical truth in this paper, in which he combats the idea that there is no intellectual structure worth taking seriously to the arguments of ... More


Dialogue Between Pragmatism and Constructivism in Historical Perspective

Kenneth W. Stikkers

in John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the problematic reception of Pragmatism in Europe, especially Germany, in the early twentieth century. It examines the important role played by ... More


Introduction Vamping 'til Ready: Pragmatism and Jazz Improvisation

in The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter concentrates on Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka to participate in the ongoing discourse that positions black writers within the lineage of American pragmatism. ... More


Charles Peirce and the Hispanic World

Jaime Nubiola

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within this wide framework, this chapter describes the situation of mutual ignorance between Hispanic philosophy and the American tradition, paying special attention to the figure and thought of the ... More


Pragmatism and Government Regulation

Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain

in Achieving Democracy: The Future of Progressive Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199965540
eISBN:
9780199360833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965540.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 1 opens Part I of the book and explains the relationship among these ideas. The goal of the chapter is to show that an active government contributes to a democratic society. The chapter ... More


Religiously Binding the Imperial Self: Classical Pragmatism's Call and Liberation, Philosophy's Response

Alexander V. Stehn

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the hope that a future generation of scholars will begin to develop, mature, and conceive a greater America that includes all of its subcontinents. In this way we will begin to ... More


Hegelian Metaphysics

Robert Stern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book consists in a series of chapters that trace the development of a distinctively Hegelian approach to metaphysics and certain central metaphysical issues. It begins with an introduction that ... More


Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and Global Citizenship

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that classical American Pragmatism offers a set of tools for fostering global citizenship that are more effective than some of its alternatives. The ... More


Dewey and Rorty’s Pragmatism and Bioethics

John D. Arras, James Childress, and Matthew Adams

in Methods in Bioethics: The Way We Reason Now

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665982
eISBN:
9780190666019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665982.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the “classical” roots of American pragmatism, and explains the ongoing importance understanding these roots holds for contemporary bioethics. It begins by outlining some central ... More


Method, Rhetoric, and Newcomb

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076891
eISBN:
9780520912137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The words “scientific method” call to mind a set of rules, procedures, and criteria that enable scientists to govern and direct their study of nature. In the United States, during the closing decades ... More


Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Scott Soames

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This collection of recent and unpublished essays traces milestones in the field of analytic philosophy from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ... More


Peirce’s Pragmatic Maxim: Realist or Nominalist?

Vincent G. Potter

in Peirce's Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823216154
eISBN:
9780823284832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823216154.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that American pragmatism is not to be simply identified with positivism. Positivism refers to a rather extreme form of nominalism that developed along the lines of classical ... More


Classical Pragmatism and Communicative Action

Jürgen Habermas

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines German philosopher Jürgen Habermas' view on the characterization of the role of scientific technology as a type of human activity from the ... More


Publics, Prosperity, and Politics: The Changing Face of African American Christianity and Black Political Life

Eddie Glaude

in Crediting God: Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233199
eISBN:
9780823233212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233199.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter puts into context the tension between religious and racial identities in the civil religion of the United States in relation to black churches. It brings to ... More


Charles Sanders Peirce: An Overview

Vincent G. Potter

in Peirce's Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823216154
eISBN:
9780823284832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823216154.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter provides an overview of the life of Charles Sander Peirce—philosopher, logician, scientist, and father of American pragmatism. This man, unappreciated in his lifetime, virtually ignored ... More


Pragmatism and Islam in Peirce and Iqbal: The Metaphysics of Emergent Mind

Richard Gilmore

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter identifies parallels between the philosophies of Muhammad Iqbal and Charles Peirce. By emphasising the ‘by their fruits, ye shall know them’ evaluation of human actions, it distinguishes ... More


Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Eugene Fontinell

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Can we, who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times, still believe that we as individual persons are immortal? Indeed, is ... More


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