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Preface Pragmatism is experiencing resurgence. This is especially so among scholars interested in cognitive science, with the field undergoing a pragmatic turn away from representational models and many embracing embodied approaches, standpoints obviously favored by classical figures such as William James and John Dewey. Anthony Chemero, Shaun Gallagher and Richard Menary are among the more prominent scholars involved in this. Ranking neuroscientists, such as Antonio Damasio and Jay Schulkin, embrace classical pragmatism too. Relatedly, a burgeoning neuropragmatic movement is gaining traction, which, in spite of its brain-centered name, does not simply import science into philosophy. It in fact criticizes growing neurohype and emphasizes the relevance of pragmatism not only to the sciences, but also to culture, politics and more, with the aim of humanizing science and scientifically informing philosophy. It was with all this in mind that researchers from 11 countries gathered at the American University in Cairo in October 2015 to discuss pragmatism in the context of cognitive science. Speakers applied pragmatic thinking to areas ranging from neuroscience and plant cognition to artificial intelligence and computational models of emotion to politics, ethics, art and cognitive science of religion, while also addressing longstanding quandaries such as skepticism and the mind-body http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Pragmatism Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3429
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1875-8185
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10.1163/18758185-01401001
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Abstract

Pragmatism is experiencing resurgence. This is especially so among scholars interested in cognitive science, with the field undergoing a pragmatic turn away from representational models and many embracing embodied approaches, standpoints obviously favored by classical figures such as William James and John Dewey. Anthony Chemero, Shaun Gallagher and Richard Menary are among the more prominent scholars involved in this. Ranking neuroscientists, such as Antonio Damasio and Jay Schulkin, embrace classical pragmatism too. Relatedly, a burgeoning neuropragmatic movement is gaining traction, which, in spite of its brain-centered name, does not simply import science into philosophy. It in fact criticizes growing neurohype and emphasizes the relevance of pragmatism not only to the sciences, but also to culture, politics and more, with the aim of humanizing science and scientifically informing philosophy. It was with all this in mind that researchers from 11 countries gathered at the American University in Cairo in October 2015 to discuss pragmatism in the context of cognitive science. Speakers applied pragmatic thinking to areas ranging from neuroscience and plant cognition to artificial intelligence and computational models of emotion to politics, ethics, art and cognitive science of religion, while also addressing longstanding quandaries such as skepticism and the mind-body

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Contemporary PragmatismBrill

Published: May 30, 2017

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