Productive Pragmatism: Habits as Artifacts in Peirce and Dewey

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

Productive Pragmatism: Habits               as Artifacts in Peirce and Dewey

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This chapter discusses criticisms and misconceptions on the pragmatist views of John Dewey and Charles Peirce. Classical pragmatists have always been incorrectly accused of making action an end to itself. Some of their well-known critics include Bertrand Russell, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno and Lewis Mumford. This chapter clarifies that Dewey and Peirce characterize action as an important instrument of production and they both adjudicated action in terms of its products.

Keywords: John Dewey; Charles Peirce; action; pragmatism; Bertrand Russell; Max Horkheimer; Theodor Adorno; Lewis Mumford; production

Chapter.  5013 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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