Pragmatism: The Restoration of Its Scientific Roots

Pragmatism: The Restoration of Its Scientific Roots

by Nicholas Rescher

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ISBN-13: 9781351497251
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 313
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nicholas Rescher, distinguished university professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently chairman of the Center for Philosophy of Science.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pragmatism at the Crossroads 1

1 Pragmatism and Purpose 21

2 Pragmatism and Language 49

3 Pragmatism, Cognition, and Truth 67

4 Pragmatism and Rational Inquiry 87

5 Pragmatism and the Aims of Science 103

6 A Pragmatic Justification of Induction 133

7 Pragmatism and Logic 151

8 Pragmatism and Philosophy 167

9 Morality, Pragmatism, and the Obligations of Personhood 181

10 The Pragmatism of Ideals 195

11 Political Pragmatism 205

12 Pragmatic Realism in Metaphysics 217

13 Pragmatism and Art 239

14 Pragmatism in Religion (The Case of Pascal) 245

15 Objections to Pragmatism 255

16 Pragmatism's Historical Development 267

References 309

Index of Names 311

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