Pragmatism, Neo-Pragmatism, and Religion: Conversations with Richard Rorty

Pragmatism, Neo-Pragmatism, and Religion: Conversations with Richard Rorty

by Charles D. Hardwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820437301

ISBN-13: 9780820437309

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This book is a selection from papers presented at a conference sponsored by the Highlands Institute for American Religious Thought in Highlands, North Carolina, in June 1995. The central theme of the conference concerned the religious dimensions of Richard Rorty's neo-pragmatism. Professor Rorty presented the keynote address for this conference, which is included

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This book is a selection from papers presented at a conference sponsored by the Highlands Institute for American Religious Thought in Highlands, North Carolina, in June 1995. The central theme of the conference concerned the religious dimensions of Richard Rorty's neo-pragmatism. Professor Rorty presented the keynote address for this conference, which is included in the present volume, and he responded personally to a series of plenary addresses on his thought. The Highlands Institute emphasizes the interface between theology and philosophy. It is especially concerned with theological efforts utilizing the American philosophical tradition (including pragmatism and religious empiricism), with the history and development of distinctively American religious thought, with themes relevant to the «Chicago School» of theology, and with naturalism in American religious thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820437309
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
American Liberal Religious Thought Series
Pages:
473
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Keynote Address: Religious Faith, Intellectual Responsibility, and Romance3
Rorty, Diggins, and the Promise of Pragmatism25
A Paleopragmatic Philosophy of History of Philosophy43
Religion and Inquiry in William James61
Religious Naturalism: Humanistic versus Theistic75
The Pragmatic Secularization of Theology99
Habet Dewey Animam?113
Judging Theologies: Truth in an Historicist Perspective129
Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and Politics149
Minds, Bodies, Experience, Nature: Is Panpsychism Really Dead?163
From Loneliness to Solitude: The Pragmatist's Path to Salvation187
Correspondence, Coherence, Satisfaction, Power: The Four Elements of James's Pragmatic Theory of Truth205
Pragmatism, Philosophical Respectability, and the Meaning of Life223
Radical Empiricism and the Holographic Model of Reality239
Rorty's Neopragmatism and the Religious Humanist Option253
Rorty among the Theologians: The Possibility of Theology after the New Historicism273
Rorty's Final Vocabularies and the Possibility of a Historicist Metaphysics293
Richard Rorty and the Possibility of Theology309
The Function of Religion in Culture: A Hiatus in the Liberal Pragmatic View of Culture and Religion337
Finite is All Right! Confessions of a Slow Learner357
The Place of the "Sacred": A Critical Response to Edward Farley's Good and Evil383
The Minimalist Critique of Radical Monotheism: A Reconsideration of Transcendence403
On Listening to Indigenous Peoples and Neo-Pagans: Obstacles to Appropriating the Older Ways421
Gordon Kaufman as a Liberal Theologian: An Aesthetic Appraisal437
Why Do We Make Those Choices? Some Reflections on Faith, Pluralism, and Commitment453
About the Authors469

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