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Title New perspectives on pragmatism and analytic philosophy / edited by Rosa M. Calcaterra
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 152 pages) : illustrations
Series Value inquiry book series ; v. 228. Studies in pragmatism and values
Value inquiry book series ; v. 228.
Value inquiry book series. Studies in pragmatism and values.
Contents Allowing our practices to speak for themselves : Wittgenstein, Peirce, and their intersecting lineages / Vincent Colapietro -- Beyond scientism / Mario De Caro -- The entanglement of ethics and logic in Peirce's pragmatism / Rossella Fabbrichesi -- Indiana James / Maurizio Ferraris -- Action and representation in Peirce's pragmatism / Nathan Houser -- Semiotics and epistemology : the pragmatic ground of communication / Ivo Assad Ibri -- Wittgenstein, Dewey, and Peirce on ethics / Giovanni Maddalena -- Different pragmatist reactions to analytic philosophy / Michele Marsonet -- Pragmatism and intention-in-action / John McDowell -- Pragmatism as anti-representationalism? / Eva Picardi
Summary "The strong influence of pragmatism in the early 20th-century international debate, its subsequent and apparently inexorable decline, and its recent revival are intertwined with the fate of other currents of thought that have marked the development of contemporary philosophy. This volume clarifies the most recent events of this development focusing on key theoretical issues common both to American classic philosophical tradition and analytical thought. Many essays in this volume belong to what we can call "new" pragmatism, namely a pragmatist perspective that is different from the postmodernist "neo" pragmatism à la Rorty. The volume shows that both pragmatists and analytic thinkers stress the importance of logic and scientific method in order to deal with philosophical problems and seek for a clarification of the relation between our ethical values and our understanding of natural facts. Moreover, the anti-skeptic attitude that characterizes pragmatism as well as most part of analytic philosophy, and their common attention to the problems of language and communication are emphasized. The more sophisticated tools for addressing both theoretical and methodological problems developed by analytic philosophy are pointed out, and the essays show the possible integration of these two forms of speculation that, for too a long time, mutually disregarded one another."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pragmatism -- Congresses
Analysis (Philosophy) -- Congresses
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Pragmatism.
Analysis (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Calcaterra, Rosa Maria
ISBN 9789042033221