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

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

by Sandra B Rosenthal Ph.D.
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253348371
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
American Philosophy Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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