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The quest for uncertainty: Pragmatism between rationalism and sentimentality

Robert W. Lake

in The power of pragmatism: Knowledge production and social inquiry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526134943
eISBN:
9781526155481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134950.00024
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter concludes the edited collection published as The power of pragmatism. It takes us back to the ‘quest for certainty’ in knowledge production with which we opened the volume. The chapter ... More


Gail Lewis

John Clarke, Wendy Brown, Allan Cochrane, Davina Cooper, Larry Grossberg, Wendy Larner, Gail Lewis, Tania Murray Li, Jeff Maskovsky, Janet Newman, Anu (Aradhana) Sharma, Paul Stubbs, and Fiona Williams

in Critical Dialogues: Thinking Together in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447350972
eISBN:
9781447348641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350972.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The conversation opens with reflections on the process of thinking with others, including the place of ‘ancestral voices’. It considers the delicate balance between certainty and uncertainty in ... More


Exercises Using the Skills

Larry R. Churchill

in Ethics for Everyone: A Skills-Based Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190080891
eISBN:
9780190080907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080891.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers a set of prompts designed to probe our understanding and use of the skills described in chapters 2 and 3. These prompts are grouped under 8 headings: curiosity about the contours ... More


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