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

@article{Pihlstrm2008HowT,
  title={How (Not) to Write the History of Pragmatist Philosophy of Science?},
  author={Sami Pihlstrm},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  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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