How to Use Pragmatism Pragmatically ? Suggestions for the Twenty-First Century

@inproceedings{Biesta2010HowTU,
  title={How to Use Pragmatism Pragmatically ? Suggestions for the Twenty-First Century},
  author={Gert J. J. Biesta},
  year={2010}
}
Introduction I am never entirely sure what those who call themselves pragmatists or who declare an affi nity with pragmatism actually believe in. Pragmatists would probably respond that this is the wrong question, as what matters is not what they believe in but what they do with their beliefs—or, to be more precise, what follows from their beliefs. Aft er all, one of the founding insights of pragmatism is Charles Peirce’s contention that diff erent beliefs are distinguished solely “by the diff… CONTINUE READING

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