Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Logical positivism, Pragmatism, Empirical research, Empirical method, Quasi-empiricism in mathematics, Evolutionism, Atomism, Verbal Behavior, A priori and a posteriori, Two Dogmas of Empiricism, Verificationism, Phenomenalism, Molyneux's Problem, Essays in Radical Empiricism, Duhem-Quine thesis, Sense data, Constructive empiricism, Cognitive synonymy, Psychological nominalism, Empirical algorithmics, Sensualism, Empirical relationship, Peripatetic axiom, Epilogism, Na ve empiricism, Contextual empiricism, Open texture, Post-empiricism. Excerpt: Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition centered on the linking of practice and theory. It describes a process where theory is extracted from practice, and applied back to practice to form what is called intelligent practice. Important positions characteristic of pragmatism include instrumentalism, radical empiricism, verificationism, conceptual relativity, a denial of the fact-value distinction, a high regard for science, and fallibilism. Charles Sanders Peirce (and his pragmatic maxim) deserves most of the credit for pragmatism, along with later twentieth century contributors William James, John Dewey and George Santayana. Pragmatism enjoyed renewed attention after W. V. O. Quine and Wilfrid Sellars used a revised pragmatism to criticize logical positivism in the 1960s. Another brand of pragmatism, known sometimes as neopragmatism, gained influence through Richard Rorty, the most influential of the late 20th-century pragmatists. Contemporary pragmatism may be broadly divided into a strict analytic tradition and qneo-classicalq pragmatism (such as Susan Haack) that adheres to the work of Peirce, James, and Dewey. Charles Peirce: the American polymath who first identified pragmatism.Pragmatism as a philosophical movement began in the United States in the 1870s. Its direction...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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