100 Years of Pragmatism, by Stuhr, John J.
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- ISBN: 9780253221421 | 0253221420
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/5/2010
William James claimed that hisPragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinkingwould prove triumphant and epoch-making. Today, after more than 100 years, how is pragmatism to be understood? What has been its cultural and philosophical impact? Is it a crucial resource for current problems and for life and thought in the future? John J. Stuhr and the distinguished contributors to this multidisciplinary volume address these questions, situating them in personal, philosophical, political, American, and global contexts. Engaging James in original ways, these 11 essays probe and extend the significance of pragmatism as they focus on four major, overlapping themes: pragmatism and American culture; pragmatism as a method of thinking and settling disagreements; pragmatism as theory of truth; and pragmatism as a mood, attitude, or temperament.