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"A strong series of guides, aimed at the student market looking for more than just a basic introduction and overview on the subjects addressed. Each one is well written and contains enough information to get a student well-versed in the subjects at hand and form a strong basis for further study." - Publishing News, 2008


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"...this well-written, thought-provoking book may be recommended to anyone interested in pragmatism, especially students and general readers who may not yet be thoroughly acquainted with this philosophical tradition" - Sami Pihlström, Human Affairs

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"...this well-written, thought-provoking book may be recommended to anyone interested in pragmatism, especially students and general readers who may not yet be thoroughly acquainted with this philosophical tradition" - Sami Pihlström, Human Affairs

About the Author

Robert B. Talisse is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA. His previous publications include Democracy After Liberalism (Routledge, 2005) and A Pragmatist Philosophy of Democracy (Routledge, 2007).
Scott F. Aikin is Lecturer in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA.
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Product Details

  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (December 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826498582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826498588
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Gregory J. Casteel on January 11, 2013
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The American philosophical tradition known as "pragmatism" began with an 1878 article by Charles Sanders Peirce titled, "How to Make Our Ideas Clear". Given the title of this seminal article, I've always found it somewhat ironic that most of the books and articles I've had the opportunity to read about pragmatism have been quite abstruse, and anything but clear. I expect works on Continental philosophy, analytic philosophy, or linguistic philosophy to be rather dense and esoteric; but if any philosophical tradition ought to be discussed in plain, easy-to-understand language, it really ought to be pragmatism, don't you think? After all, pragmatism is supposed to be the "anti-philosophical" philosophy -- a philosophy for practical-minded thinkers who are more interested in problem solving than navel gazing. Aren't philosophers in the pragmatist tradition supposed to be trying to bring some much-needed clarity to the sorts of issues that affect the lives of real people rather than debating arcane questions that only philosophers care about? So why is it that most scholarly books and articles about pragmatism are virtually unintelligible to anyone who doesn't have an advanced degree in philosophy? As someone who actually has a lot of respect for the pragmatist philosophical tradition, this is the one thing that has annoyed me the most about most of the books I've read on the subject.

But this book is the exception. It is refreshingly easy to read and understand. One might even say that it takes a "pragmatic" approach to the discussion of the core ideas of pragmatism, by making those ideas clear. If I had to recommend just one book to anyone who wants to learn what pragmatism is all about, this is the book I'd have to recommend.
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Takes an honest, not dumbed-down stab at explaining a complex subject -- a philosophy born of 3 minds (Pierce, James, Dewey), not one.
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