The Degeneration of Pragmatism: Peirce, Dewey, Rorty

Doug Anderson

in Conversations on Peirce

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780823234677
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823238842 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

The Degeneration of Pragmatism: Peirce, Dewey, Rorty

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The work of Richard Rorty is often attacked for its apparent relativism. This chapter suggests that what Peirce would have found most “non-pragmatic” in Rorty's work is his implicit acceptance of a naïve nominalism.

Keywords: Dewey; nominalism; Peirce; Richard Rorty

Chapter.  5239 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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