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Reply to Critics naoko saito Kyoto University first, i would lik e to th ank the respondents for their thoughtful and generous response to my book. I have found myself challenged by their obser- vations, I have learned from them, and I have been stimulated to new thoughts of my own. Second, I would like to make a more substantive point, which is intended to frame the remarks that follow. I would like to say that transla- tion is not understood well if it is thought of simply as linguistic exchange. All the respondents have taken this on board, but it is worth reaffirming as it is so easily overlooked. Response to Jim Garrison Jim Garrison’s inclination in response to my book is to defend Dewey spe- cifically against my claim that there is an absence of existential disturbance or discord in Dewey’s work. Dewey has an account of or expresses an experi- ential sense of existential discord. I appreciate the point, though I think it is overstated, and I continue to be an enthusiast for Dewey’s work. But Cavell’s idea of skepticism, which recurs so persistently in his writings, is addressed to something different than is found in Dewey’s pragmatism, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Pluralist University of Illinois Press

Reply to Critics

The Pluralist , Volume 17 – Feb 26, 2022

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Abstract

naoko saito Kyoto University first, i would lik e to th ank the respondents for their thoughtful and generous response to my book. I have found myself challenged by their obser- vations, I have learned from them, and I have been stimulated to new thoughts of my own. Second, I would like to make a more substantive point, which is intended to frame the remarks that follow. I would like to say that transla- tion is not understood well if it is thought of simply as linguistic exchange. All the respondents have taken this on board, but it is worth reaffirming as it is so easily overlooked. Response to Jim Garrison Jim Garrison’s inclination in response to my book is to defend Dewey spe- cifically against my claim that there is an absence of existential disturbance or discord in Dewey’s work. Dewey has an account of or expresses an experi- ential sense of existential discord. I appreciate the point, though I think it is overstated, and I continue to be an enthusiast for Dewey’s work. But Cavell’s idea of skepticism, which recurs so persistently in his writings, is addressed to something different than is found in Dewey’s pragmatism, and

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The PluralistUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Feb 26, 2022

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