100 Years of Pragmatism: William James's Revolutionary by John J Stuhr

By John J Stuhr

William James claimed that his Pragmatism: a brand new identify for a few previous methods of considering may end up effective and epoch-making. this day, after greater than a hundred years, how is pragmatism to be understood? What has been its cultural and philosophical effect? Is it a vital source for present difficulties and for all times and concept sooner or later? John J. Stuhr and the celebrated individuals to this multidisciplinary quantity handle those questions, situating them in own, philosophical, political, American, and worldwide contexts. enticing James in unique methods, those eleven essays probe and expand the importance of pragmatism as they specialise in 4 significant, overlapping topics: pragmatism and American tradition; pragmatism as a style of considering and settling disagreements; pragmatism as conception of fact; and pragmatism as a temper, perspective, or temperament.

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