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The authors identify and offer an analysis of a new form of the Straw Man fallacy, and then explore the implications of the prevalence of this fallacy for contemporary political discourse.
Introduction 1. The problem of deep politics 2. Against the politics of omission 3. Folk epistemology 4. Justifying democracy 5. Epistemic perfectionism Works cited.
1. Pragmatism's Ambiguous Legacy 2. Can Democracy be a Way of Life? 3. Peirce, Inquiry, and Politics 4. Pluralism and the Peircean View 5. Posner's Pragmatic Realism 6. The Case of Sidney Hook 7.… (More)
Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Reconstructing Philosophy. 3. Reconstructing Experience. 4. Reconstructing Knowledge. 5. Reconstructing Society. 6. A Prospective… (More)
1. Introduction: The Origins of Pragmatism 2. Pragmatism and Epistemology 3. Pragmatism and Truth 4. Pragmatism and Metaphysics 5. Pragmatism and Ethics 6. Pragmatism and Politics 7. Pragmatism and… (More)
When political philosophers ask whether there is a philosophical justification for democracy, they are most frequently concerned with one of two queries. The first has to do with the relative merits… (More)
Sample Contents (A-C) A priori / A posteriori: knowledge A priori / A posteriori: method A priori / A posteriori: pragmatic A priori / A posteriori: truth Abduction Absolute Action Activity Actual… (More)
Bennett Foddy (2009) argues in favor of the use of placebos when no (other) effective treatments exist. This is a controversial position that we challenge. We begin with a logical point. Foddy (2009)… (More)