How (Not) to Write the History of Pragmatist Philosophy of Science?

  title={How (Not) to Write the History of Pragmatist Philosophy of Science?},
  author={Sami Johannes Pihlstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  pages={26 - 69}
This survey article discusses the pragmatist tradition in twentieth century philosophy of science. Pragmatism, originating with Charles Peirce's writings on the pragmatic maxim in the 1870s, is a background both for scientific realism and, via the views of William James and John Dewey, for the relativist and/or constructivist forms of neopragmatism that have often been seen as challenging the very ideas of scientific rationality and objectivity. The paper shows how the issue of realism arises… Expand
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