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100 1 Richardson, Joan,|d1946-|eauthor.
245 10 Pragmatism and American experience|h[electronic resource]
:|ban introduction /|cJoan Richardson.
246 3 Pragmatism & American Experience
264 1 Cambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2013.
300 1 online resource (xv, 276 pages) :|bdigital, PDF file(s).
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
500 Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05
520 Pragmatism and American Experience provides a lucid and
elegant introduction to America's defining philosophy.
Joan Richardson charts the nineteenth-century origins of
pragmatist thought and its development through the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on the
major first- and second-generation figures and how their
contributions continue to influence philosophical
discourse today. At the same time, Richardson casts
pragmatism as the method it was designed to be: a way of
making ideas clear, examining beliefs, and breaking old
habits and reinforcing new and useful ones in the interest
of maintaining healthy communities through ongoing
conversation. Through this practice we come to perceive,
as William James did, that thinking is as natural as
breathing, and that the essential work of pragmatism is to
open channels essential to all experience.
598 Cambridge EBA
650 0 Pragmatism.
650 0 Philosophy, American|y20th century.
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