Pragmatism and Naturalism: Scientific and Social Inquiry After Representationalism

Pragmatism and Naturalism: Scientific and Social Inquiry After Representationalism

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ISBN-13: 9780231543859
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Matthew Bagger teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Religious Experience, Justification, and History (1999) and The Uses of Paradox: Religion, Self-Transformation, and the Absurd (Columbia, 2007).
Nancy K. Frankenberry (PhD, Philosophy of Religion, Graduate Theological Union/UC Berkeley) is John Phillips Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Religion and Radical Empiricism (SUNY, 1987) and Radical Interpretation in Religion (Cambridge, 2002), the editor of The Faith of Scientists: In Their Own Words (Princeton, 2008), and the coeditor of (with Hans Penner) Language, Truth, and Religious Belief (Oxford, 1999) and (with J. Harley Chapman) Interpreting Neville (SUNY, 1999). I chose her as a reader for her expertise in continental and anglophone philosophy of religion and in religion and science.

Table of Contents

Matthew C. Bagger

Part 1: The Classical Pragmatists and Naturalism
1. Instinct and Inquiry: A Reconsideration of Peirce’s Mature Religious Naturalism
Michael L. Raposa
2. Religious Apologetic, Naturalism, and Inquiry in the Thought of William James
Matthew C. Bagger
3. Deweyan Naturalism
Philip Kitcher

Part 2: Pragmatism and the Study of Religion
4. Pragmatism, Naturalism, and Genealogy in the Study of Religion
Wayne Proudfoot
5. Language, Method, and Pragmatism in the Study of Religion
Scott Davis

Part 3: Pragmatism and Democracy
6. Reading Wayne Proudfoot’s Religious Experience: Naturalism and the Limits of Democratic Discourse
Jonathon Kahn
7. Public Reason and Dialectical Pragmatism
Jeffrey Stout

Part 4: Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Religion
8. The Fate of Radical Empricism and the Future of Pragmatic Naturalism
Nancy Frankenberry
9. Nonconceptualism and Religious Experience: Kant, Schleiermacher, Proudfoot
Terry F. Godlove
10. The Oracle and the Inner Teacher: Piecemeal Naturalism
James Wetzel


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