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Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis, edited by Grube, Dirk-Martin, and Robert Sinclair

Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis, edited by... Helsinki: Nordic Pragmatic Network, 2015. 346 pp. isbn 978-952-67497-1-6 (digital). Free.Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis is the literary culmination of a conference entitled “Metaphysics of Culture—The Philosophy of Joseph Margolis” that was held in Helsinki, Finland on May 20–21, 2013. The volume contains revised versions of papers presented at the conference as well as “several other contributions including Margolis’s own responses to each paper” (p. iv). We are presented with a variety of articles directed toward an analysis and explication of Margolis’s philosophical projects; we are also given the opportunity to read Margolis’s response to each paper—allowing the philosopher himself to frame and evaluate the commentaries. This style of call-and-response philosophical dialogue is reminiscent of the long running Open Court Library of Living Philosophers series.Following the editorial introduction, the volume opens with an article by Margolis himself (“Toward a Metaphysics of Culture”), setting the tone of the conversation as a communal attempt (on the part of Margolis and his commentators) to assess the direction and significance of Margolis’s thought over the last several decades as he has explored themes of philosophical anthropology, a revitalization of American Pragmatism, and the possibility of a “metaphysics http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis, edited by Grube, Dirk-Martin, and Robert Sinclair

Contemporary Pragmatism , Volume 14 (4): 4 – Nov 17, 2017

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Helsinki: Nordic Pragmatic Network, 2015. 346 pp. isbn 978-952-67497-1-6 (digital). Free.Pragmatism, Metaphysics and Culture: Reflections on the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis is the literary culmination of a conference entitled “Metaphysics of Culture—The Philosophy of Joseph Margolis” that was held in Helsinki, Finland on May 20–21, 2013. The volume contains revised versions of papers presented at the conference as well as “several other contributions including Margolis’s own responses to each paper” (p. iv). We are presented with a variety of articles directed toward an analysis and explication of Margolis’s philosophical projects; we are also given the opportunity to read Margolis’s response to each paper—allowing the philosopher himself to frame and evaluate the commentaries. This style of call-and-response philosophical dialogue is reminiscent of the long running Open Court Library of Living Philosophers series.Following the editorial introduction, the volume opens with an article by Margolis himself (“Toward a Metaphysics of Culture”), setting the tone of the conversation as a communal attempt (on the part of Margolis and his commentators) to assess the direction and significance of Margolis’s thought over the last several decades as he has explored themes of philosophical anthropology, a revitalization of American Pragmatism, and the possibility of a “metaphysics

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Published: Nov 17, 2017

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