Review of C. Koopman, Pragmatism as Transition. Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and Rorty [Book Review]

European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 1 (1) (2009)
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Abstract

Koopman’s book revolves around the notion of transition, which he proposes is one of the central ideas of the pragmatist tradition but one which had not previously been fully articulated yet nevertheless shapes the pragmatist attitude in philosophy. Transition, according to Koopman, denotes “those temporal structures and historical shapes in virtue of which we get from here to there”. One of the consequences of transitionalism is the understanding of critique and inquiry as historical pro...

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Roberto Frega
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