The Continuum Companion to Pragmatism offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by pragmatism - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Fifteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to aesthetics, economics, education, the environment, epistemology, ethics, history, law, metaphysics, politics, race, religion, science and technology, language, and social theory. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary pragmatism or modern American philosophy more generally.
Sami Pihlstrom is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. His previous publications include Pragmatism and Philosophical Anthropology (Peter Lang, 1998), Naturalizing the Transcendental: A Pragmatic View (Prometheus, 2003) and Pragmatic Moral Realism (Rodopi, 2005). He is a board member of the Central European Pragmatist Forum and the Nordic Pragmatism Network.
How to use this book; 1. Introduction; 2. A to Z of Key Terms and Figures; 3. Research Methods and Problems; 4. Current Research and Issues; i. History James Campbell; ii. Epistemology, Inquiry and Logic John Capps; iii. Science and Technology Larry Hickman; iv. Social Theory Erkki Kilpinen; v. The Environment Andrew Light; vi. Aesthetics Armen Marsoobian; vii. Metaphysics Sami Pihlstrom; viii. Politics Melvin Rogers; ix. Legal Pragmatism Michael Sullivan; x. Race Shannon Sullivan; xi. Education Barbara Thayer-Bacon; xii. Economics Paul Thompson; xiii. Ethics Jennifer Welchman; xiv. Religion Ulf Zackariasson; xv. Language; 5. New Directions in Pragmatism; Chronology; Resources; Annotated Bibliography John Shook; Index.