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Pragmatism and the tragic sense of life / Sidney Hook.


New York : Basic Books, [1975] .
ISBN 0465061761

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Subjects Enlightenment.
Kritiek (filosofie)
Philosophie.
Philosophy.
Pragmatism.
Pragmatisme.
Siècle des lumières.
Description xvi, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1975]
©1974
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The element that unifies this collection of essays, written over the span of a generation, is the commitment to the philosophy of a pragmatism in the tradition of Charles Peirce and John Dewey. Peirce repudiated the term "pragmatism" after William James made it popular. Dewey often deplored its debasement in common usage. In recent years it has been made synonymous in some quarters with chicanery, unprincipled behavior, and self-serving expediency.
Contents Affirmations. Pragmatism and the tragic sense of life ; Intelligence and evil in human history ; The quest for certainty-existentialism without tears ; The place of reason in an age of conflict ; Absolutism and human rights -- Critical and historical studies. Some memories of John Dewey ; Hegel and the perspective of liberalism ; A critique of ethical realism ; On historical understanding ; Philosophy and/or agony ; The moral vision of Reinhold Niebuhr ; The atheism of Paul Tillich ; In defense of the enlightenment.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1206152
(OCoLC)ocm01206152
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WorldCat Identities Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989.
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