Emerson is a seminal figure or precursor for American pragmatism
Such apparent numbness or indifference in the face of profound loss gives fuel to the long-standing criticism that American pragmatism
lacks a proper sense of the tragic and, furthermore, that its optimism is, in that sense, naive and partial.
However, Kirk's assertion that Burke refutes once and for all an American pragmatism
yet to come and his reading of that pragmatism strike me as mistaken.
was for Holmes the linchpin between fixity and flexibility.
It was in this work that Rorty sought to combine his philosophical interest in American pragmatism
with a commitment to enlightened social reform, whose high water marks had been the Progressive Era and the New Deal.
Kallen" and a "Selected Bibliography of Pragmatism in France, 1898-1914." Schultenover could not have chosen a more suitable conclusion, for it leaves readers with tools to continue discussion of the relationship between American pragmatism
and Catholic Modernism.
This is American pragmatism
. That is, White, liberal American politicians (including President Obama!) are interested in the function of ideas and statements and their effects rather than the sources and conditions of their production.
! And I think I understood American Modernism better than most Americans because all my learning had been overseas in the army in Europe.
Perhaps Americans' decision to immerse themselves in the war by reading blow-by-blow accounts of it was American pragmatism
at work--the nation was stuck in a bad situation and the people preferred to deal with it as it was.
Nevertheless, alongside Glaude's moral philosophical embrace of a qualified form of American pragmatism
in the wake of the 1960s and 1970s, Saidiya Hartman's Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route offers a rather agnostic approach to diasporic politics and desire.
The chapter on comparative epistemology, for instance, is an occasionally amusing traverse of Germanic idealism, Zen Buddhism, and American pragmatism
that bridges huge gulfs without being entirely clear, at least for this reader, how "justified belief" translates into moral or ethical imperatives.