Good. 1968 Hardcover. xx, 572 p. Former Library book. Bibliography: p. 527-545. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Acceptable. 1968 Hardcover. xx, 572 p. Bibliography: p. 527-545. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
This is the book which was excerpted to produce Meaning and Action: A Study of American Pragmatism. It adds a view of European pragmatists and pragmatic philosophy which is usually not included in survey's of Pragmatism. This is one of the only places one can find a discussion of F.C.S. Schiller, who was a prolific pragmatist in England. Additionally, a discussion on F.P. Ramsey and Ludwig Wittgenstein are included, as English philosophers with pragmatic themes. French and Italian pragmatists are included to round out the European scene. The book includes the excellent survey of the American Pragmatists: William James, John Dewey, C.S. Peirce, G.H. Mead, and C.I. Lewis. Additionally, Part Four (not in A Study of Am. Pragmatism) has an excellent critical discussion of the pragmatic philosophical approach including comments on its method, logic, instrumentalism, and views on science. A special section discusses Dewey's ethical philosophizing. The survey sections are preceded by a discussion of historical antecedents to pragmatism in the history of Western philosophy, including excellent overviews of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries, and the Romatic era. More on Hegel would have been welcomed. Of unusual note, was a perceptive inclusion of the effects of G. Fichte on the pragmatists, not found in most historical discussions of Pragmatism. The dedicated student of the history of philosophy should not miss adding this volume to their study. This well written and scholarly volume gives many avenues for further study.
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