1. Introduction: The Origins of Pragmatism 2. Pragmatism and Epistemology 3. Pragmatism and Truth 4. Pragmatism and Metaphysics 5. Pragmatism and Ethics 6. Pragmatism and Politics 7. Pragmatism and Environmental Ethics
A student's guide to the historical context, key thinkers and central themes of pragmatism, a concept central to American philosophy.
Robert B. Talisse is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA. His previous publications include Democracy After Liberalism (Routledge, 2005) and A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy (Routledge, 2007). Scott Aikin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA.
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