The Pragmatism Reader challenges the notion that pragmatism fell into a midcentury decline and was dormant until the advent of "neopragmatism" in the 1980s. This comprehensive anthology reveals a rich and highly influential tradition running unbroken through twentieth-century philosophy and continuing today. It shows how American pragmatist philosophers have contributed to leading philosophical debates about truth, meaning, knowledge, experience, belief, existence, justification, and freedom.
- Covers pragmatist philosophy from its origins to today
- Features key writings by the leading pragmatist thinkers
- Demonstrates the continuity and enduring influence of pragmatism
- Challenges prevailing notions about pragmatism
- Includes only stand-alone pieces, completely unabridged
- Reflects the full range of pragmatist themes, arguments, concerns, and commitments