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Pragmatism’s New Options

Pragmatism’s New Options Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 3, No. 1 (June 2006), 1­14 Editions Rodopi © 2006 I read Peirce's and Dewey's very different forms of pragmatism as incomplete and inadequate drafts of what would be needed in a strong program at the present time, as a result of pragmatism's decline and revival. Both conceptions are motivated, though in different ways, by a sense of Hegel's critique of Kant's first Critique, the influence of which is largely erased. Beginning with the recovery of Hegel's innovation, I offer a picture of what should be added, consistent with pragmatism's classic forms and responsive to the new challenges of our day. 1. From the very start, naming pragmatism has been something of a philosophical parlor game, although the game itself was never a purely verbal matter. Charles Peirce, pragmatism's obvious originator, claimed to remember coining the term in a presentation of his own views at a meeting of the short-lived Metaphysical Club convened in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the early 1870s, well before any published or publicly acknowledged use of it had surfaced. Unfortunately, there is no confirmation of the event. In fact, Peirce's rather anxious inquiry to his friend William James, at about the start http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

Pragmatism’s New Options

Contemporary Pragmatism , Volume 3 (1): 1 – Apr 21, 2006

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Brill
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© Copyright 2006 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3429
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1875-8185
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10.1163/18758185-90000029
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Contemporary Pragmatism Vol. 3, No. 1 (June 2006), 1­14 Editions Rodopi © 2006 I read Peirce's and Dewey's very different forms of pragmatism as incomplete and inadequate drafts of what would be needed in a strong program at the present time, as a result of pragmatism's decline and revival. Both conceptions are motivated, though in different ways, by a sense of Hegel's critique of Kant's first Critique, the influence of which is largely erased. Beginning with the recovery of Hegel's innovation, I offer a picture of what should be added, consistent with pragmatism's classic forms and responsive to the new challenges of our day. 1. From the very start, naming pragmatism has been something of a philosophical parlor game, although the game itself was never a purely verbal matter. Charles Peirce, pragmatism's obvious originator, claimed to remember coining the term in a presentation of his own views at a meeting of the short-lived Metaphysical Club convened in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the early 1870s, well before any published or publicly acknowledged use of it had surfaced. Unfortunately, there is no confirmation of the event. In fact, Peirce's rather anxious inquiry to his friend William James, at about the start

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Published: Apr 21, 2006

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