Deconstruction and Reconstruction: The Central European Pragmatist Forum, Volume 2
Rodopi, 2004 - 254 pages
The essays in this volume are from the Second Conference of the Central European Pragmatist Forum, held in Krakow, Poland in 2002. Written by prominent specialists in pragmatism and American philosophy from the United States and Europe, they survey contemporary thinking on classical and contemporary pragmatism, social and political theory, ethics, aesthetics, experience, knowledge, rationality, metaphysics, and the application of pragmatist thought in contemporary Europe.
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FIVE Institutions and Their Reconstruction
SEVEN Social Reconstruction and Philosophy
NINE Pragmatism Practical and Discourse Ethics
TEN American Beauty
SIXTEEN Deweys Reconstruction of Rationality
SEVENTEEN Deconstructors and Reconstructors of the Pragmatist
EIGHTEEN Jürgen Habermas Construction
TWENTY The Philosophy of John Dewey
TWENTY American Philosophy in Its Place
About the Editors and Contributors
TWELVE Is There a Pragmatist Aesthetics?
THIRTEEN How to Build a Pragmatist Aesthetics
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Page 3 - Man," he writes in an eloquent passage, "finds himself living in an aleatory world; his existence involves, to put it baldly, a gamble. The world is a scene of risk; it is uncertain, unstable, uncannily unstable. Its dangers are irregular, inconstant, not to be counted upon as to their times and seasons...