The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism

2014.08.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Malachowski (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 378pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.08.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alan Malachowski (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Pragmatism, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 378pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521125802. Reviewed by David Rondel, University of Nevada, Reno This book, one of the most recent in Cambridge University Press's large and growing companion series, provides a well-rounded overview of American pragmatism's beginnings, its "revival" in the mid to late twentieth century, and some of the ways in which it might be "put to work" in addressing questions about aesthetics, politics, religion, law, and education. The volume begins with an introduction by editor Alan Malachowski, which helpfully sets out American pragmatism's "orientation," a few of its guiding themes, along with a summary of several issues on which pragmatists have tended to diverge. One of these has to do with narrating the recent history of pragmatism itself. On the so-called "dominant" or "eclipse". . .

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