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Pragmatism and Political Theory / Edition 2
     

Pragmatism and Political Theory / Edition 2

by Matthew Festenstein
 

ISBN-10: 0226245020

ISBN-13: 9780226245027

Pub. Date: 12/22/1997

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Pragmatism has enjoyed a considerable revival in the latter part of the twentieth century, but what precisely constitutes pragmatism remains a matter of dispute. In reconstructing the pragmatic tradition in political philosophy, Matthew Festenstein rejects the idea that it is a single, cohesive doctrine. His incisive analysis brings out the commonalities and shared

Overview

Pragmatism has enjoyed a considerable revival in the latter part of the twentieth century, but what precisely constitutes pragmatism remains a matter of dispute. In reconstructing the pragmatic tradition in political philosophy, Matthew Festenstein rejects the idea that it is a single, cohesive doctrine. His incisive analysis brings out the commonalities and shared concerns among contemporary pragmatists while making clear their differences in how they would resolve those concerns. His study begins with the work of John Dewey and the moral and psychological conceptions that shaped his philosophy. Here Festenstein lays out the major philosophic issues with which first Dewey, and then his heirs, would grapple.

The book's second part traces how Dewey's approach has been differently developed, especially in the work of three contemporary pragmatic thinkers: Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas, and Hilary Putnam. This first full-length critical study of the relationship between the pragmatist tradition and political philosophy fills a significant gap in contemporary thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226245027
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/22/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

Part I: Dewey's Political Philosophy:.

1. Interpreting Dewey's Political Thought.

2. Pragmatism in the Moral Life.

3. Individuality and Democracy.

Part II: New Pragmatisms:.

4. An Overview.

5. Ethnocentrism and Irony.

6. Reconstructions.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index.

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