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Introduction

Kitcher Philip

in Preludes to Pragmatism

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199899555
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980154 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of classical pragmatism. It then details the author's growing interest in the reformist approach to philosophy, and particularly, Dewey's broad elaboration of it. It identifies other eminent contemporary philosophers— Richard Rorty, Hilary Putnam, and Robert Brandom—who have been moved to “renew” pragmatism, finding various forms of kinship with Peirce, James, and Dewey. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: classical pragmatism; reformist approach; John Dewey

Chapter.  10794 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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