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By John J Stuhr

William James claimed that his Pragmatism: a brand new identify for a few previous methods of considering could turn out victorious and epoch-making. this day, after greater than a hundred years, how is pragmatism to be understood? What has been its cultural and philosophical impression? Is it a vital source for present difficulties and for all times and inspiration sooner or later? John J. Stuhr and the celebrated individuals to this multidisciplinary quantity deal with those questions, situating them in own, philosophical, political, American, and international contexts. attractive James in unique methods, those eleven essays probe and expand the importance of pragmatism as they specialise in 4 significant, overlapping topics: pragmatism and American tradition; pragmatism as a mode of pondering and settling disagreements; pragmatism as thought of fact; and pragmatism as a temper, angle, or temperament.

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