ISBN : 9780197266168
Pragmatism is the idea that philosophical concepts must start with, and remain linked to human experience and inquiry. This book traces and assesses the influence of American pragmatism on British philosophy, with emphasis on Cambridge in the inter-war period, post-war Oxford, and recent developments.
1 Cheryl Misak: Introduction; 2 Cheryl Misak: Ramsey's 1929 Pragmatism; 3 Anna Boncompagni: The 'Middle' Wittgenstein (and the 'Later' Ramsey) on the Pragmatist Conception of Truth; 4 Hallvard Lillehammer: Smile when you're winning: how to become a Cambridge pragmatist; 5 Simon Blackburn: Pragmatism: All or Some or All and Some?; 6 David Bakhurst: The Spirit of Pragmatism in the Quads of Oxford; 7 Ian Rumfitt: Tempered Pragmatism; 8 Jane Heal: Pragmatism and Anscombe on the First Person; 9 Hanjo Glock: Wittgenstein's Rain in the 'philosophical desert': Pragmatist Ideas in post-war Oxford; 10 Huw Price: Concluding Remarks