Richard J. Bernstein, who has played a leading role in "the pragmatist turn" in contemporary philosophy, replies to twelve younger critics in a lively conversation about pragmatism's past, present, and future as a guiding paradigm for philosophy and related fields.
Richard Bernstein is Vera List Professor of Philosophy at The New School, New York, USA Richard Kenneth Atkins Michael J. Baur Jeffrey Flynn Brendan Hogan Philip Kitcher Colin Koopman Lawrence Marcelle David E. McClean Hugh McDonald Shane J. Ralston S. Joshua Thomas David W. Woods
Introduction; Judith M. Green Prelude to a Critical Conversation with Fellow Pragmatists; Richard Bernstein PART I: CONTEMPORARY ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE CLASSICAL PRAGMATISTS 1. Hegel and the Classical Pragmatists: Prolegomenon to a Future Discussion; Michael J. Baur Richard J. Bernstein's Response 2. The Inferences that Never Were: Peirce, Perception, and Bernstein's The Pragmatic Turn ; Richard Kenneth Atkins Richard J. Bernstein's Response 3. Peirce's Theory of Truth and Fallibilism; Hugh McDonald Richard J. Bernstein's Response 4. Bernstein's Deployment of Jamesian Democratic Pluralism: The Pragmatic Turn and the Future of Philosophy; Judith M. Green Richard J. Bernstein's Response 5. The Turn within the Pragmatic Turn: Recovering Bernstein's Democratic Dewey; Shane J. Ralston Richard J. Bernstein's Response 6. Dewey as a Radical Democrat and a Liberal Democrat: Considerations on Bernstein on Dewey; Colin Koopman Richard J. Bernstein's Response PART II: PRAGMATIST ENGAGEMENTS WITH CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY 7. Democratic Community Participation: Bernstein between Dewey and an Achieved Deeply Democratic Future; David W. Woods Richard J. Bernstein's Response 8. Ideals After the Pragmatic Turn; S. Joshua Thomas Richard J. Bernstein's Response 9. Abstract Objectivity: Richard J. Bernstein's Critique of Hilary Putnam; Brendan Hogan and Lawrence Marcelle Richard J. Bernstein's Response 10. Pragmatism's Constructive Project; Philip Kitcher Richard J. Bernstein's Response 11. Truth, Objectivity, and Experience after the Pragmatic Turn: Bernstein on Habermas's 'Kantian Pragmatism'; Jeffrey Flynn Richard J. Bernstein's Response 12. Now What? Richard J. Bernstein and Philosophy After Rorty; David E. McClean Richard J. Bernstein's Response