Classical Pragmatism

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780823228416
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235544 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Classical Pragmatism

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This chapter attempts to show some of the ways in which John Dewey's version of pragmatism can be viewed as having advanced beyond the positions held by some of the authors commonly identified as postmodernists. It suggests that Dewey's pragmatism can and should be viewed as post modernism, and identifies some of the problems that postmodernism has left unresolved. This chapter also explains how Dewey dealt with those problems early in the 20th century.

Keywords: John Dewey; pragmatism; postmodernism; philosophy; postmodernists

Chapter.  5962 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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