C. I. Lewis in Focus: The Pulse of Pragmatism [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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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"Rosenthal (Loyola Univ., New Orleans) tackles the work of a prominent Harvard philosopher, C. I. Lewis (1883—1964), with infectious enthusiasm.... Rosenthal successfully exposes the main dimensions of Lewis's comprehensive philosophy, and explains its continued vitality and relevance.... This is a crucial exposition of one of American philosophy's greatest intellects.... Essential." —Choice

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"Rosenthal (Loyola Univ., New Orleans) tackles the work of a prominent Harvard philosopher, C. I. Lewis (1883—1964), with infectious enthusiasm.... Rosenthal successfully exposes the main dimensions of Lewis's comprehensive philosophy, and explains its continued vitality and relevance.... This is a crucial exposition of one of American philosophy's greatest intellects.... Essential." —Choice

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"Rosenthal (Loyola Univ., New Orleans) tackles the work of a prominent Harvard philosopher, C. I. Lewis (1883—1964), with infectious enthusiasm.... Rosenthal successfully exposes the main dimensions of Lewis's comprehensive philosophy, and explains its continued vitality and relevance.... This is a crucial exposition of one of American philosophy's greatest intellects.... Essential." —Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253116772
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 2/20/2007
  • Series: American Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 213 KB

Meet the Author

Sandra B. Rosenthal is Provost Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at
Loyola University, New Orleans. She is the author of 11 books and approximately 200
articles.

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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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