Who is in the Community of Inquiry?

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A central theme of Cheryl Misak’s important new history is that there are two markedly different strands of the pragmatist tradition. One pragmatism traces back to Peirce, she thinks, and it takes seriously the ideals of logical precision, truth, and objectivity. This tradition had its insights carried through later analytic philosophy by figures like C. I. Lewis, Quine, and Davidson, among others. The second pragmatism has its roots in James’s (allegedly) more subjectivistic outlook and after Dewey’s death was revived by Goodman, Rorty, and other so-called “neo-pragmatists.”Misak recommends the Peircean strain because it is “committed to doing justice to the objective dimension of human inquiry” (Misak 2013: 3). ..
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Progress in Philosophical Inquiry and Mr. Lovejoy's Presidential Address.Albee, Ernest; Bakewell, Charles M.; de Laguna, Theodore; Hocking, William Ernest & Hollands, Edmund H.

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