The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy: Contemporary Engagements Between Analytic and Continental Thought [NOOK Book]

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The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy explores how the various discursive strategies of old and new pragmatisms are related, and what their pertinence is to the relationship between pragmatism and philosophy as a whole. The contributors bridge the divide between analytic and continental philosophy through a transcontinental desire to work on common problems in a common philosophical language. Irrespective of which side of the divide one stands on, pragmatic philosophy has gained ascendancy over the traditional ...
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The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy: Contemporary Engagements Between Analytic and Continental Thought

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Overview

The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy explores how the various discursive strategies of old and new pragmatisms are related, and what their pertinence is to the relationship between pragmatism and philosophy as a whole. The contributors bridge the divide between analytic and continental philosophy through a transcontinental desire to work on common problems in a common philosophical language. Irrespective of which side of the divide one stands on, pragmatic philosophy has gained ascendancy over the traditional concerns of a representationalist epistemology that has determined much of the intellectual and cultural life of modernity. This book details how contemporary philosophy will emerge from this recognition and that, in fact, this emergence is already underway.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791485132
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 448 KB

Meet the Author

William Egginton is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is the author of How the World Became a Stage: Presence, Theatricality, and the Question of Modernity and translated and wrote the introduction to Lisa Block de Behar’s Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation, both published by SUNY Press.

Mike Sandbothe is Professor of Cultural and Media Studies at Friedrich Schiller University at Jena. His most recent book is The Temporalization of Time: Basic Tendencies in Modern Debate on Time in Philosophy and Science.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The insistence on futurity : pragmatism's temporal structure 11
2 Philosophy as a reconstructive activity : William James on moral philosophy 31
3 Pragmatic aspects of Hegel's thought 47
4 The pragmatic twist of the linguistic turn 67
5 The debate about truth : pragmatism without regulative ideas 93
6 The viewpoint of no one in particular 115
7 A pragmatist view of contemporary analytic philosophy 131
8 What knowledge? What hope? What new pragmatism? 145
9 Richard Rorty : philosophy beyond argument and truth? 163
10 Keeping pragmatism pure : Rorty with Lacan 187
11 Cartesian realism and the revival of pragmatism 223
Selected bibliography 249
List of contributors 257
Index 259
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