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This new release of the classic text Pragmatism is absolutely timely. James' seminal statement of pragmatism's underpinnings and its treatment of essential philosophical questions (the nature of truth; the one and the many; free will; etc.) could not come at a more appropriate time. In a “post-truth” era of fake news, alternative facts, and a belief that "truth isn't truth," James' presentation of pragmatism as a method of adjudicating truth-claims is a must-read.
Perfect for courses in: Philosophy of Education (Graduate Level), American Philosophy (Graduate and Upper-Level Undergraduate), American Studies, Special topics class on William James or Pragmatism, Sociology of Education (Graduate Level), Religious Studies.
Introduction BY ERIC C. SHEFFIELD
Preface by William James
Lecture I. The Present Dilemma in Philosophy
Lecture II. What Pragmatism Means
Lecture III. Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered
Lecture IV. The One and the Many
Lecture V. Pragmatism and Common Sense
Lecture VI. Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth
Lecture VII. Pragmatism and Humanism
Lecture VIII. Pragmatism and Religion