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Newcomb and American Pragmatism

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780520076891
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520912137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0012
Newcomb and American Pragmatism

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Newcomb embraced and then sought to propagate an enticing vision of scientific method. After tapping contemporary beliefs in a seemingly singular method capable of producing results both in and out of natural science, he went on to proclaim his version of the beliefs, doggedly advocating a distinct outlook on method. Newcomb's fascination with method also tells us much about what traditionally was considered one of the nation's most penetrating cultural and intellectual movements: pragmatism.

Keywords: Simon Newcomb; pragmatism; scientific method

Chapter.  7441 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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