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Author Burke, F. Thomas, 1950- author.

Title What Pragmatism Was / F. Thomas Burke
Published Bloomington, Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series American philosophy
American philosophy.
Contents Introduction : the pragmatic maxim -- Peirce's early presentation of the maxim -- James's presentation of the maxim -- Peirce's later versions of the maxim -- A composite sketch of the maxim -- Empiricism versus pragmatism -- Measurement and the observer effect -- Perception and action -- Addams and the settlement movement -- Truth, justice, and the American pragmatist way -- Twelve misconceptions of pragmatism -- Conclusion : belief and meaning
Summary "Burke examines the philosophies of William James and Charles S. Peirce to determine how certain maxims of pragmatism originated. He contrasts pragmatism as a certain set of beliefs or actions with pragmatism as simply a methodology. He unravels the complex history of this philosophical tradition and discusses contemporary conceptions of pragmatism found in current U.S. political discourse and explains what this quintessentially American philosophy means today"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-202) and index
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Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Pragmatism -- History.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Pragmatism.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Politische Philosophie
Pragmatisme (philosophie) -- Histoire.
Sciences sociales -- Philosophie.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253009626