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Pragmatism and Objectivity - Essays Sparked by the Work of Nicholas Rescher (Hardcover) Loot Price: R3,312
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Pragmatism and Objectivity - Essays Sparked by the Work of Nicholas Rescher (Hardcover): Sami Pihlstroem

Pragmatism and Objectivity - Essays Sparked by the Work of Nicholas Rescher (Hardcover)

Sami Pihlstroem

Series: Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

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Pragmatism and Objectivity illuminates the nature of contemporary pragmatism against the background of Rescher's work, resulting in a stronger grasp of the prospects and promises of this philosophical movement. The central insight of pragmatism is that we must start from where we find ourselves and deflate metaphysical theories of truth in favor of an account that reflects our actual practices of the concept. Pragmatism links truth and rationality to experience, success, and action. While crude versions of pragmatism state that truth is whatever works for a person or a community, Nicholas Rescher has been at the forefront of arguing for a more sophisticated pragmatist position. According to his position, we can illuminate a robust concept of truth by considering its links with inquiry, assertion, belief, and action. His brand of pragmatism is objective and organized around truth and inquiry, rather than other forms of pragmatism that are more subjective and lenient. The contingency and fallibility of knowledge and belief formation does not mean that our beliefs are simply what our community decides, or that truth and objectivity are spurious notions. Rescher offers the best chance of understanding how it is that beliefs can be the products of human inquiry yet aim at the truth nonetheless. The essays in this volume, written by established and up-and-coming scholars of pragmatism, touch on themes related to epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and ethics.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Routledge Studies in American Philosophy
Release date: February 2017
First published: 2017
Editors: Sami Pihlstroem
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 282
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-65523-2
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Epistemology, theory of knowledge
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Epistemology, theory of knowledge
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 1-138-65523-6
Barcode: 9781138655232

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