Native Pragmatism / Edition 1

Native Pragmatism / Edition 1

by Scott L. Pratt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253215196

ISBN-13: 9780253215192

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Pragmatism is America’s most distinctive philosophy. Generally it has been understood as a development of European thought in response to the "American wilderness." A closer examination, however, reveals that the roots and central commitments of pragmatism are indigenous to North America. Native Pragmatism recovers this history and thus provides the means to

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Pragmatism is America’s most distinctive philosophy. Generally it has been understood as a development of European thought in response to the "American wilderness." A closer examination, however, reveals that the roots and central commitments of pragmatism are indigenous to North America. Native Pragmatism recovers this history and thus provides the means to re-conceive the scope and potential of American philosophy. Pragmatism has been at best only partially understood by those who focus on its European antecedents. This book casts new light on pragmatism’s complex origins and demands a rethinking of African American and feminist thought in the context of the American philosophical tradition. Scott L. Pratt demonstrates that pragmatism and its development involved the work of many thinkers previously overlooked in the history of philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253215192
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
777,484
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. The Problem of Origins
2. American Pragmatism
3. The Colonial Attitude
4. American Progress
5. The Indigenous Attitude
6. Welcoming the Cannibals
7. The Logic of Place
8. "This Very Ground"
9. Science and Sovereignty
10. The Logic of Home
11. Feminism and Pragmatism

Conclusion: The Legacy of Native American Thought

Notes
Works Cited
Index

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