Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays


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This volume presents a series of essays which investigate the nature of intellectual inquiry: what its aims are and how it operates. The starting-point is the work of the American Pragmatists C. S. Peirce and John Dewey. Inquiry according to Peirce is a struggle to replace doubt by true belief. Dewey insisted that the transformation was from an indeterminate situation to a determinate or non-problematic one. So Isaac Levi's subject is changes in doxastic commitments, which may involve changes in attitudes or changes in ...

Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199698134