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Giladi, Paul (2022) 'Pragmatism and Continental Philosophy.' In: Aikin, Scott F. and Talisse, Robert B., (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Pragmatism. London: Routledge. (Routledge Philosophy Companions)

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My aim in this chapter to provide an overview of three principal philosophical themes that bring pragmatism and a variety of positions in continental post-Kantian European philosophy directly into conversation: (I) Max Horkheimer’s and Antonio Gramsci’s hostility to pragmatism; (II) Richard Rorty’s critique of metaphysics and its relationship with (a) Jean-François Lyotard’s rejection of ‘metanarratives’ and (b) Jürgen Habermas’s G. H. Mead-inspired notion of postmetaphysical thought; and (III) Rorty’s exaltation of the ‘strong poet’ and its relation with Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s personnage conceptuel.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISBN: 9781138555518
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Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2023 08:04

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