But perhaps this puzzlement is a condition favorable to exploring the scholarly resources of classical conservatism and classical American pragmatism
in an effort to recover what they have in common and to effect a mutual philosophical enrichment.
98) "The contextualist and anti-foundationalist aspects of American pragmatism
have their roots in Emersonian thought.
John Dewey, The Development of American Pragmatism
, in 2 STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS 353, 365 (Dep't of Philosophy of Columbia Univ.
And where others have seen an absolute idealist, these critics have found a thinker who explores the possibilities for power that exist within and against the limitations of the cultural and material environment--an Emerson whose vision of the limited yet sufficient opportunities for human agency and power prefigures the philosophy of American pragmatism
The argument that Holmes was working within the paradigm of American Pragmatism
has already been thoroughly covered.
This danger is hardly hypothetical, since Richard Rorty has commandeered the tradition of American pragmatism
for his own philosophical project, and the outcome of that project will give far more comfort than Putnam can approve of to positions Putnam sees as more relativist than his own and as socially dangerous.
Because, I believe, the liveliest tradition in America now, lively and right in our season, is that of American Pragmatism
, reverting to Emerson, touched by distant affinities with Basho's Zen.
KK: Yes, on the one hand I do have a different resume from most of my German contemporaries, and on the other I did spend time in America, where I experienced American pragmatism
The choice of these three figures was a reflection of Rorty's project of being a kind of Y-bridge between American pragmatism
(whose central figure is Rorty's demetaphysicalized Dewey [the so-called "good Dewey"]), Anglo-American analytic philosophy (whose twentieth-century giants are Wittgenstein, early and late), and recent Continental thinking (dominated by the colossus Heidegger).
As negotiations proceeded, Edwards displayed characteristic American pragmatism
, quickly modifying his proposals and demands to respond to Kiel's concerns, while Kiel proceeded in a more formal fashion, refusing to modify some positions "on principle," yet conceding other points completely.
Shepherd's primary scholarly interests are in communication theory and American pragmatism
Professor Case suggests that the author's concept of science anticipates areas of 19th Century American pragmatism