Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science

Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science

by Alfonso Morales-Front
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754621804

ISBN-13: 9780754621805

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

American scholars identify elements of pragmatist philosophy that appear in recent philosophical and scientific work, and connect them with social conditions and pathways of scholars and scholarship. Their topics include a pragmatic response to the embarrassing problems of ideology critique in socio-legal studies, pragmatic legal norms, ethnography and pragmatism,…  See more details below

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American scholars identify elements of pragmatist philosophy that appear in recent philosophical and scientific work, and connect them with social conditions and pathways of scholars and scholarship. Their topics include a pragmatic response to the embarrassing problems of ideology critique in socio-legal studies, pragmatic legal norms, ethnography and pragmatism, meaningful quantification in the human sciences, a pragmatic approach to public participation in the regulatory process, a pragmatist theory of social movement leadership, and public interest lawyering and the pragmatist dilemma. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754621805
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Law, Justice, and Power Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword: Pragmatism as a Discipline: (Re)Introducing Pragmatist Philosophy to Law and Social Science
Acknowledgements
1The "Democracy of Self Devotion": Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Pragmatism3
2The Dilemma of Democracy: Diversity of Interests and Common Experiences31
3A Pragmatic Response to the Embarrassing Problems of Ideology Critique in Socio-Legal Studies49
4Pragmatic Legal Norms72
5Ethnography and Pragmatism92
6The Mathematical Metaphysics of Measurement and Metrology: Towards Meaningful Quantification in the Human Sciences118
7The Pragmatic Policy Analyst156
8Does Consensus Work? A Pragmatic Approach to Public Participation in the Regulatory Process180
9A Pragmatist Theory of Social Movement Leadership198
10Public Interest Lawyering and the Pragmatist Dilemma220
Index249

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