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A Pragmatist's Progress? by John Pettegrew, Richard Rorty, Casey Nelson Blake, James T. Kloppenberg, Jeffrey Isaac, James Livingston, Barry Allen, Joan Williams pdf epub fb2

A Pragmatist's Progress? Author: John Pettegrew, Richard Rorty, Casey Nelson Blake, James T. Kloppenberg, Jeffrey Isaac, James Livingston, Barry Allen, Joan Williams
Title: A Pragmatist's Progress?
ISBN: 084769061X
ISBN13: 978-0847690619
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Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 2000)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1602 kb
Size EPUB version: 1522 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




In this volume, a host of distinguished scholars examine Richard Rorty's influence on twentieth-century American pragmatism and its commitment to achieving social democracy. Rorty's reclaiming of the pragmatist tradition and his contribution to the discipline of intellectual history are highlighted; at the same time, each essay finds Rorty's pragmatism (most fully enunciated in Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity) lacking in its privatist vision of the good life. This criticism is drawn out through explicit comparisons between Rorty and his grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch, William James, John Dewey, Randolph Bourne, Richard J. Bernstein, and other twentieth century pragmatist thinkers. This volume offers the most complete historical treatment of this controversial intellectual to date.