Pragmatism, Then and Now
University of Miami - School of Law; University of Miami - Department of Philosophy
Shanghai Finance University - Department of Philosophy
December 1, 2010
Pragmatism Today, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 2010
University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-14
Chinese philosopher Sun Yong interviews Susan Haack on the history of pragmatism, its present standing, and its future. The interview begins with Haack’s account of the origins and evolution of pragmatism; then moves to Peirce’s, James’s, and Dewey’s understandings of truth; to Dewey’s ideas about epistemology and ontology; to Quine’s place in the pragmatist tradition (and specifically his work on logic and his ideas about truth, ontological commitment, and analyticity); Rorty’s Vulgar Pragmatism; and finally to the prospects for pragmatism in the future.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: pragmatism, pragmatic maxim, meaning, truth, epistemology (theory of inquiry), ontology, Peirce, James, Dewey, Quine, RortyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 13, 2012 ; Last revised: September 7, 2012
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