Vaz Ferreira as a Pragmatist

Paloma Pérez-ilzarbe

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233670
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823241804 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Vaz Ferreira as a Pragmatist

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This chapter explores the work of Uruguayan philosopher and educator Carlos Vaz Ferriera (1872–1958) who was one of the first Hispanic readers of pragmatism. Ferreira introduced William James's ideas to his country and critically revised them. Ferreira also published El pragmatismo, the first Spanish-language book devoted to pragmatism.

Keywords: Uruguay; Carlos Vaz Ferriera; pragmatism; William James; El pragmatismo; Spanish-language book

Chapter.  5224 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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