Pragmatism's Advantage: American and European Philosophy at the End of the Twentieth Century

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Index
Adorno, Theodor, io6
agency, 35
Althusser, Louis, 39
analysts and continentals, 2, 3,4, 6, 10, 15–16, 30–32
analytic scientism, 3, 4, 15, 18, 26–27, 30
Apel, Karl-Otto, 4, 6, 111, 114, 115–16
appraisal of, 119–130
apriorism (transcendentalism), in, 117–19
and Habermas, 4–6, 111–12, 115–16, 119–120, 121–24, 127–29
on Peirce, 116–19, 121, 123
pragmatized (semiotized) account of Kant, 117, 119, 121
a priori
as a posteriori posit, 15–16
Lewis on, 72, 125
two senses of, 41–42
apriorism. See Kant
Aristotle
as ancient naturalist, 50, 53–54
Darwin applied to, 56
definition of “nature,” 53–54
ethical upbringing (“Bildung”), 62, 63
First Cause, 54
McDowell on, 61–66 passim
nous, 53, 89
Armstrong, David, 14
Ayala, Francisco, 52–53
Bildung
and Aristotle's Ethics, 11
and Darwinian evolution, 11
“internal”/“external,” 11, 56, 62–63, 68–69
McDowell on, 11, 62–63 (see also McDowell)
“Cartesians” (pre-Kantians), 4, 8, 15
Cassirer, Ernst, 14, 69, 71, 92
Churchland, Paul, 31
cognitive privilege, 12, 19, 57
“conceptual truths” (Putnam), 73–74, 102
constructive realism. See constructivism
constructivism (constructivist), 3, 16–17, 19, 24, 32
cultural world
and nature/culture distinction, 64 (see also intentionality)
not definable biologically, 52–53, 60
“penetration” (transformation) of nature, 53
sui generis, emergent, irreducible, 56, 59–60

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1: Pragmatism's Advantage 1
  • 2: Reclaiming Naturalism 49
  • 3: Vicissitudes of Transcendental Reason 93
  • Epilogue - Pragmatism and the Prospect of a Rapprochement Within Eurocentric Philosophy 131
  • Notes 145
  • Index 167
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