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The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (New Americanists)
The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (New Americanists) Mark Bauerlein 0822320134 9780822320135 The Pragmatic Mindis a study of the pragmatism of Emerson, James, and Peirce and its overlooked relevance for
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The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (New Americanists) by Mark Bauerlein

The Pragmatic Mindis a study of the pragmatism of Emerson, James, and Peirce and its overlooked relevance for the neopragmatism of thinkers like Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, Stanley Fish, and Cornel West. Arguing that the original pragmatists are too-often cited casually and imprecisely as mere precursors to this contemporary group of American intellectuals, Mark Bauerlein explores the explicit consequences of the earlier grouprsquo;s work for current debates among and around the neopragmatists. Bauerlein extracts from Emerson, James, and Peirce an intellectual focus that can be used to advance the broad social and academic reforms that the new pragmatists hail. He claims that, in an effort to repudiate the phony universalism of much contemporary theory, the new generation of theorists has ignored the fact that its visions of pragmatic action are grounded in this old school, not just in a way ofdoingthings but also in a way ofthinkingabout things. In other words, despite its inclination to regard psychological questions as irrelevant, Bauerlein shows that the pragmatic method demands a pragmatic mind-that is, a concept of cognition, judgment, habit, and belief. He shows that, in fact, such a concept of mind does exist, in the work of the old pragmatists.

Author: Mark Bauerlein

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Publication Date: 1997-09-15

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