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The Enemy Within

by robert Psy.D. firth (February 21, 2013)

For the very worst kind of liberals, they long ago, beginning with guys like Bertram Russell, Woodrow Wilson and the Fabian Society, understood that the greatest flaw in democracy was the one man one vote concept...

George Santayana at 150: International Intepretations

by Jennifer A. Rea, Giuseppe Patella, Matthew C. Flamm & Daniel Pinkas et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Santayana at 150: International Interpretations is an anthology gathering seventeen scholar’s essays on the thought and life of Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. Themes considered include: materialism,...

The Pragmatic Vision: Themes in Philosophical Pragmatism

by Nicholas Rescher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2013)

This book examines how pragmatism's central idea can be applied and implemented across the entire range of philosophical deliberations, ranging from theory of knowledge and the value theory to the explanation...

John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

by Svend Brinkmann Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

This book addresses Dewey’s contemporary relevance, his life and intellectual trajectory, his basic philosophical ideas with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature, and his educational theory, which has often...

The Task of Utopia: A Pragmatist and Feminist Perspective

by Erin McKenna Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2001)

Are utopian visions viable in the 21st century? Utopia has been equated, for many, with totalitarianism. Such visions are not acceptable. The loss of utopian visions altogether is also unacceptable. This book...

Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience: James's Classic Study in Light of Resiliency, Temperament, and Trauma

by Lynn Bridgers & James W. Fowler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2005)

First published in 1902, William James's Varieties of Religious Experience is considered a classic in religious studies and the psychology of religion. But how has James's classic study weathered decades of...

A Search for Unity in Diversity: The 'Permanent Hegelian Deposit' in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by James A. Good Lexington Books (December 22, 2005)

A Search for Unity in Diversity examines the traditional readings of John Dewey's relationship to Hegel and demonstrates that Dewey's later pragmatism was a development of the historicist/humanistic Hegel, rather...

John Dewey, Liang Shuming, and China's Education Reform: Cultivating Individuality

by Huajun Zhang Lexington Books (April 19, 2013)

This book addresses an often-ignored theme in the mission of the current Chinese education reform: cultivating students’ individuality as a foundation of learning. Moreover, it tries to revive the Confucian...

George Herbert Mead in the Twenty-First Century

by F. Thomas Burke & Krzysztof Skowronski Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

While rooted in careful study of Mead’s original writings and transcribed lectures and the historical context in which that work was carried out, the papers in this volume have brought Mead’s work to bear...

The Philosophy of William James: Radical Empiricism and Radical Materialism

by Donald A. Crosby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2013)

This book focuses on William James' philosophy as it relates to his conceptions of ordinary experience, the respective natures of self and the world, and the interrelations of these three things.

Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity

by Colin Koopman Indiana University Press (February 12, 2013)

Viewing Foucault in the light of work by Continental and American philosophers, most notably Nietzsche, Habermas, Deleuze, Richard Rorty, Bernard Williams, and Ian Hacking, Genealogy as Critique shows that philosophical...

Stoic Pragmatism

by John Lachs Indiana University Press (May 09, 2012)

John Lachs, one of American philosophy's most distinguished interpreters, turns to William James, Josiah Royce, Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and George Santayana to elaborate stoic pragmatism, or a way to...

William James in Focus: Willing to Believe

by William J. Gavin Indiana University Press (January 10, 2013)

William James (1842-1910) is a canonical figure of American pragmatism. Trained as a medical doctor, James was more engaged by psychology and philosophy and wrote a foundational text, Pragmatism, for this characteristically...

Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World

by Haiming Wen Lexington Books (April 16, 2009)

This engaging work of comparative philosophy puts the Chinese and American philosophical traditions into a mutually informative and transformative philosophical dialogue on the way to developing a new form of...

Community As Healing: Pragmatist Ethics in Medical Encounters

by Micah D. Hester Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 03, 2001)

Starting from the insights of classical American pragmatism, this book argues for a higher notion of the relationship between individuals and their communities. This newly enriched notion supports a more participatory...

The Truth Is What Works: William James, Pragmatism, and the Seed of Death

by Harvey Cormier Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2000)

Charles Sanders Peirce complained that James allowed pragmatism to become 'infected' with 'seeds of death' like the idea that truth is mutable. The Truth is What Works is an attempt to defend James's pragmatic...

William James, Charles Peirce, and American Pragmatism

by James Campbell, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 29, 2006)

C. S. Peirce was an authentic American genius who developed a tough-minded pragmatism and a sweeping philosophy of evolutionary love. William James, a trained physician, carefully studied human experience, including...

Status Anxiety

by Alain De Botton & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Anyone who's ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor's Lexus had better read Alain de Botton's irresistibly clear-headed book--immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our...

F.C.S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism: The Rhetoric of a Philosophical Rebel

by Mark J. Porrovecchio Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1864–1937) was the foremost first generation British pragmatist; he is also the most overlooked pragmatist. F. C. S. Schiller and the Dawn of Pragmatism: The Rhetoric of a...

Pragmatism: The Restoration of Its Scientific Roots

by Nicholas Rescher Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

Pragmatism was intended, by C. S. Peirce, its founder, as a doctrine for the rational substantiation of knowledge claims. For Peirce, objective efficacy, not personal satisfaction, is what matters for fixing...

Pragmatism, Politics, and Perversity: Democracy and the American Party Battle

by Joseph L. Esposito Lexington Books (June 14, 2012)

A philosophical yet detailed history of the American party battle explaining why partisan debate is so perverse and how it could be made less so. Building upon the heritage of American pragmatism, from Peirce...

Democratic Hope

by Robert B. Westbrook Cornell University Press (July 22, 2015)

Pragmatism, as Richard Rorty has said, "names the chief glory of our country's intellectual tradition." In Democratic Hope, Robert B. Westbrook examines the varieties of classical pragmatist thought in the work...

Pets, People, and Pragmatism

by Erin McKenna Fordham University Press (March 18, 2013)

Pets, People, and Pragmatism examines human relationships with pets without assuming that such relations are either benign or unnatural and to be avoided. The book addresses a lack of respect in pet–people...

Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature

by Shari Goldberg American Literatures Initiative (September 02, 2013)

Develops an account of testimony and the ethics of witnessing through readings of nineteenth-century American literary texts, including those of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, and...

After Emerson

by John T. Lysaker Indiana University Press (May 22, 2017)

John T. Lysaker works between and weaves together questions and replies in philosophical psychology, Emerson studies, and ethics in this book of deep existential questioning. Each essay in this atypical, philosophical...

The Meaning of Truth

by William James Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Brother of novelist Henry James and godson of eminent philosopher, essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James (1842-1910) gained notoriety for the monumental contributions he made in the field of Psychology,...

Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

by Peter Hare, Douglas R. Anderson, Steven A. Miller & Joseph Palencik Fordham University Press (May 01, 2015)

Pragmatism with Purpose collects essays by the late Peter Hare, a leading proponent of the American philosophical tradition. The volume includes essays on "holistic pragmatism" that Hare developed in conversation...

The Writings of William James

by Dr. William James Dancing Unicorn Books (May 14, 2017)

William James was the older brother of novelist Henry James, and a pioneering psychologist and philosopher. His works pushed the boundaries of psychology and helped shape the direction the field would grow in....

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport

by John Kaag, Douglas Anderson & Richard Lally Lexington Books (October 26, 2012)

Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport explores the philosophical significance of sport – the phenomenological experience, the training, coaching, and the competition – from a uniquely pragmatic angle of...

An Ethics for Today

by Richard Rorty, Gianni Vattimo, Jeffrey W. Robbins & G. Elijah Dann Columbia University Press (November 04, 2010)

Richard Rorty is famous, maybe even infamous, for his philosophical nonchalance. His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with...

Reverence for the Relations of Life: Re-imagining Pragmatism via Josiah Royce's Interactions with Peirce, James, and Dewey

by Frank M. Oppenheim, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (January 26, 2005)

Josiah Royce and William James lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Irving Street, just two doors apart, and Charles Peirce grew up only blocks away. John Dewey was born and educated in nearby Vermont. These...

Feminist Interpretations of William James

by Erin C. Tarver & Shannon Sullivan Penn State University Press (December 17, 2015)

Widely regarded as the father of American psychology, William James is by any measure a mammoth presence on the stage of pragmatist philosophy. But despite his indisputable influence on philosophical thinkers...

John Paul Stevens and the Constitution

by Robert Sickels Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

A good pragmatist's constitutional theory is inseparable from the legal disputes out of which it arises. John Paul Stevens's theory, that of deciding individual cases well instead of applying constitutional...

John Dewey and the Artful Life

by Scott R. Stroud Penn State University Press (September 30, 2011)

Aesthetic experience has had a long and contentious history in the Western intellectual tradition. Following Kant and Hegel, a human’s interaction with nature or art frequently has been conceptualized as separate...

Pragmatism, Nation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire

by Chad Kautzer & Eduardo Mendieta Indiana University Press (June 09, 2009)

Pragmatism has been called "the chief glory of our country's intellectual tradition" by its supporters and "a dog's dinner" by its detractors. While acknowledging pragmatism's direct ties to American imperialism...

Recovering Integrity: Moral Thought in American Pragmatism

by Stuart Rosenbaum Lexington Books (August 13, 2015)

This book brings integrity to the center of philosophical conversations about morality and traces its roots as a philosophical idea to the American pragmatist tradition.

Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and Reality

by Joseph D. John, William T. Myers, Brian G. Henning & Nicholas Gaskill et al. Lexington Books (April 16, 2015)

This collection of original essays explores the connections between the philosophies of Alfred North Whitehead and the classical American pragmatists.

Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty

by Colin Koopman Columbia University Press (October 01, 2009)

Pragmatism is America's best-known native philosophy. It espouses a practical set of beliefs and principles that focus on the improvement of our lives. Yet the split between classical and contemporary pragmatists...

William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture

by Deborah Whitehead Indiana University Press (January 21, 2016)

William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture focuses on the work of William James and the relationship between the development of pragmatism and its historical, cultural, and political roots in 19th-century...

The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

by Ryan White Columbia University Press (August 11, 2015)

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American Puritans...