C. I. Lewis in Focus: The Pulse of Pragmatism

C. I. Lewis in Focus: The Pulse of Pragmatism

by Sandra B. Rosenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253218950

ISBN-13: 9780253218957

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

C. I. Lewis (1883–1964) was one of the most important thinkers of his generation. In this book, Sandra B. Rosenthal explores Lewis’s philosophical vision, and links his thought to the traditions of classical American pragmatism. Tracing Lewis’s influences, she explains the central concepts informing his thinking and how he developed a unique and

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C. I. Lewis (1883–1964) was one of the most important thinkers of his generation. In this book, Sandra B. Rosenthal explores Lewis’s philosophical vision, and links his thought to the traditions of classical American pragmatism. Tracing Lewis’s influences, she explains the central concepts informing his thinking and how he developed a unique and practical vision of the human experience. She shows how Lewis contributed to the enrichment and expansion of pragmatism, opening new paths of constructive dialogue with other traditions. This book will become a standard reference for readers who want to know more about one of American philosophy’s most distinguished minds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218957
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
American Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. Life, Work, and Importance
2. Rational Certitude and Pragmatic Experimentalism
3. Empirical Certitude and Pragmatic Fallibilism
4. Through Experience to Metaphysics
5. The Process of Valuation
6. Morality and Sociality: An Evolving Enterprise

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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