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Cheryl Misak offers a historical past of the nice American philosophical culture of pragmatism, from its inception within the Metaphysical membership of the 1870s to the current day. She identifies dominant strains of proposal within the culture: the 1st starts off with Charles S. Peirce and Chauncey Wright and maintains via to Lewis, Quine, and Sellars; the opposite starts with William James and maintains via to Dewey and Rorty. This bold new account identifies the connections among conventional American pragmatism and twentieth-century Anglo-American philosophy, and hyperlinks pragmatism to significant positions within the fresh historical past of philosophy, corresponding to logical empiricism. Misak argues that the main defensible model of pragmatism has to be visible and recovered as an incredible a part of the analytic tradition.

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