Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd

2016.06.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John J. Stuhr, Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd, Indiana University Press, 2016, 256pp.,
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2016.06.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John J. Stuhr, Pragmatic Fashions: Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd, Indiana University Press, 2016, 256pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780253018915. Reviewed by Jacquelyn A. K. Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield This book posits that a philosophy is a personal expression, a work of art, or a fashion of thought. This means that philosophies have less to do with argument, disembodied reason, and impersonal truth and more to do with feeling, including the sentiment of rationality, social meaning and creative vision. Philosophies should not be seen as oppositional but rather as imaginative expressions that may critically engage other philosophical expressions while seeking to make possible more meaningful lives. Finally, philosophies are irreducibly tied to time and place. Thus, for John J. Stuhr, pragmatism is an expression of a fallible, experimental, pluralist, relativist, radically. . .

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