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On Pragmatism (Wadsworth Philosophers Series)

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ON PRAGMATISM discusses the main figures and central issues of the pragmatist movement in philosophy. Individual chapters are devoted to Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, John Dewey, F. C. S. Schiller, C. I. Lewis, Richard Rorty, and Susan Haack. Additional chapters are devoted to the Italian Pragmatist movement, from the wild Papini to the meticulous Vailati, and to ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Wadsworth Publishing
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Leonard Pierce
May 16, 2008 Leonard Pierce rated it liked it
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De Waal's slight book doesn't offer any particularly new insight, and heavily favors classical pragmatism over the more interesting directions of the neopragmatists, but it's still a nice little overview of the school.
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This is a nice supplement to a college course in pragmatism, or a broader self study. I would recommend this as a complementary resource, but not as an introductory text or as a stand alone read. I found the chapters on logical positivism and Susan Haack to be the most valuable for my purposes.
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