Category: Pragmatism

A Study of Ethical Principles

James Seth

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You may read selected reasons from others if you like, or you may go to Why breed? to offer your own reasons. From the opening appeal to Lucifer through it's "the ends justify the means" attitude it turns my s Freely admitting I did not read this "thing" in detail(please note I said "in detail" not that I hadn't read it)...this is not my first brush with this small yet putrid oops, I mean tome. The successes and setbacks of media movements suggest the need to understand the conditions that make the media susceptible to civic efforts.
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Reason and Reality: Realism and Idealism in Pragmatic

Nicholas Rescher

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Comment: The headline is name-calling of the "stupid" variety. Frank Thilly, “A History of philosophy”, Central Publishing House, Allahabad. Philosophy of language: an anti- representationalist view that rejects analyzing the semantic meaning of propositions, mental states, and statements in terms of a correspondence or representational relationship and instead analyzes semantic meaning in terms of notions like dispositions to action, inferential relationships, and/or functional roles (e.g. behaviorism and inferentialism ).
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Four Pragmatists: A Critical Introduction to Pierce, James,

Israel Scheffler

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Prominent California Republicans later admitted that they would not have approached Reagan to run for governor of their state if it had not been for his TV address, entitled, "A Time for Choosing." Co-founder (with Thomas Davidson, George Howison, A. This paper will discuss what I take to be the core of Margolis’s approach, a kind of “continuity thesis” that not only provides us with a replacement for epistemological and moral “objectivity,” but also sketches a historicized naturalistic picture that satisfies the dual needs of holism and explanatory power.
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Intentionality and the Myths of the Given: Between

Carl B Sachs

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Clear existential security threats, by contrast, involve attacks that could kill thousands of people or disrupt daily life, and could lead to fundamental changes in the principles and laws that govern liberal democratic states and the international sovereign state system. Yet they also restrict, since, when operating, we overlook aspects of our action that may be morally relevant. The ’things’ are now invisible impalpable things; and the old visible common-sense things are supposed to result from the mixture of these invisibles.
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Pragmatism and its critics 1910 [Hardcover]

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The new emphasis was on the particular variations and struggles of life in adapting to the environment. I’d like to propose a method that features an Experiment as a first-class feature of the method. His pragmatic goal was to maintain power in order to keep what he termed the "anti-Spain" forces from gaining ascendancy. ASL Linguistics. . These included discrimination in rates and service; inefficient freight and passenger services; train wrecks; and, lack of employee courtesy.
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Decision Theory and Rationality

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To prevent pragmatism from degenerating into yet another dogma, we need to ensure that pragmatic decision-making does not occur in an intellectual void. When the interviewer for this event, Paul Mason, pushed Varoufakis on the question of whether DIEM25 can really succeed, the otherwise enthusiastic Greek was pessimistic. The last student bows to the class and everyone claps. In particular, we cannot be sure about the capabilities and intentions of weak actors with potential access to weapons of mass destruction, or about China’s future.
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Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology (Ecological

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He believes God for supernatural signs and wonders. This view of the scope and attitude of philosophy is sustained in Professor James's numerous contributions to the literature of Pragmatism (see bibliography), in lectures, articles, and reviews which obtained for him the distinction of being the most thorough-going and the most eminent, if not the most logical, of the Pragmatists. Inside the movement, free will is axiomatic, it is intuitively obvious, it is the backdrop of all else that goes on.
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The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition: An

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Many of James' best-turned phrases, such as "truth's cash value" (James 1907, p. 200) and "the true is only the expedient in our way of thinking" (James 1907, 222), were taken out of context and caricatured in contemporary literature as the representing the view that any idea that has practical utility is true. That identification amounts to accepting Nietzsche's claim that human beings should be viewed, for epistemological purposes, as what Nietzsche called "clever animals."
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Achieving Our Country : Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century

Richard Rorty

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There is not an external something to which the language refers and against which the language can be evaluated for its accuracy. In the struggle with Agnosticism and religious scepticism the task of the Christian apologist is not to prove that men believe in God but to justify that belief by proving that God exists; and in this task the assistance which he receives from the Pragmatist is of doubtful value. principles of existence as constant or unchanging, values the
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Peirce, James, and a Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion

John W. Woell

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But they also thought that religious ideas, for example, belief in the existence of God and in a benign universe, might be justified if they had survival value. There is no particular beginning incident (or "happening" as it was called in those days) that started the scene of events which steamrollered into the conditions of today. I especially enjoyed Alinsky's discussion about the rules behind the question of whether means justify an end.
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