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The Pragmatism Reader:
From Peirce through the Present
Edited by Robert B. Talisse & Scott F. Aikin

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Introduction 1
Charles S. Peirce
Some Consequences of Four Incapacities 12
The Fixation of Belief 37
How to Make Our Ideas Clear 50
William James
Philosophical Conceptions and Practical Results 66
Pragmatism's Conception of Truth 79
The Will to Believe 92
John Dewey
The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy 109
The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy 141
Creative Democracy-The Task before Us 150
Sidney Hook
The Democratic Way of Life 155
C.I. Lewis
A Pragmatic Conception of the A Priori 166
Nelson Goodman
Words, Works, Worlds 174
The New Riddle of Induction 188
W.V.O. Quine
Two Dogmas of Empiricism 202
On What There Is 221
Natural Kinds 234
Rudolf Carnap
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology 249
Wilfrid Sellars
Language as Thought and Communication 265
Donald Davidson
On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme 286
Hilary Putnam
Meaning and Reference 299
Realism with a Human Face 309
A Reconsideration of Deweyan Democracy 331
Richard Rorty
The World Well Lost 353
Solidarity or Objectivity? 367
The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy 381
Cornel West
Dispensing with Metaphysics in Religious Thought 403
Susan Haack
Double-Aspect Foundherentism: A New Theory of
Empirical Justification 407
Richard A. Posner
Pragmatic Adjudication 423
Robert Brando m
From Truth to Semantics: A Path through Making It Explicit 440
Huw Price
Truth as a Convenient Friction 451
Cheryl Misak
Making Disagreement Matter: Pragmatism and
Deliberative Democracy 471
Credits 485
Index 487

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