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19) Wallace Stevens has been connected to the pragmatist tradition by Richard Poirier in The Renewal of Literature and elsewhere.
Bernstein's importance for the pragmatist tradition is not adequately appreciated, and Bacon's discussion should go some way toward remedying this.
For instance, the new pragmatist concern for maintaining objectivity and 'answerability', now plausibly and successfully extended from scientific inquiries to inquiries concerning values and morality, might also be extended to the philosophy of religion, which is not a major topic in this book, despite its central place in the pragmatist tradition.