Two Pragmatic Moral Universes: James vs. Dewey and Rorty

23 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last revised: 3 Sep 2009

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Scott Segrest

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Date Written: 2009

Abstract

The case is made that William James's moral orientation was radically different than that of John Dewey and Richard Rorty, the two most notorious Pragmatist philosophers since James. Specifically, it is argued that James, unlike the others, was not a moral relativist and that his moral philosophy is in fact fully compatible with natural law theory.

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Segrest, Scott, Two Pragmatic Moral Universes: James vs. Dewey and Rorty (2009). APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1449473

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