By John J. Stuhr
William James claimed that his Pragmatism: a brand new identify for a few previous methods of considering may turn out victorious and epoch-making. at the present time, after greater than a hundred years, how is pragmatism to be understood? What has been its cultural and philosophical impression? Is it a very important source for present difficulties and for all times and proposal sooner or later? John J. Stuhr and the celebrated individuals to this multidisciplinary quantity tackle those questions, situating them in own, philosophical, political, American, and worldwide contexts. enticing James in unique methods, those eleven essays probe and expand the importance of pragmatism as they specialise in 4 significant, overlapping subject matters: pragmatism and American tradition; pragmatism as a mode of considering and settling disagreements; pragmatism as idea of fact; and pragmatism as a temper, perspective, or temperament.
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To the contrary. Particularly with the rise of communism and fascism, critics of pragmatism charged that the flexibility pragmatists prized opened the door to a pernicious relativism that made impossible the principled resistance to evil. James’s death in 1910 removed his voice from these debates, but many critics on the right and the left charged his allies and heirs—especially Dewey, the most visible and prolific pragmatist—with having sapped the vital strength of American democratic culture.
36 Pragmatism shows more promise as a method of critical analysis when wielded by physicians. Although James himself was trained at the Harvard Medical School, he never practiced medicine, in part because he found the primitive diagnostic techniques and even more primitive remedies available to physicians in the late nineteenth century so distant from the methods of science. According to psychiatrists such as David Brendel, the medical profession today still needs an injection of James’s pragmatism.
Meg Jacobs, William J. : Princeton University Press, 2003), pp. 198–221. 14. Four different accounts of the complex Dewey-Bourne dispute are Casey Nelson Blake, Beloved Community: The Cultural Criticism of Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and the Young Intellectuals (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990); Robert B. : Cornell University Press, 1991); Alan Ryan, John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism (New York: Norton, 1995); and Jonathan M. Hansen, The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890–1920 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).
100 Years of Pragmatism: William James's Revolutionary Philosophy by John J. Stuhr