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Pragmatism attacking Christianity as weakness – Methodologies of targeting
J.J. (Ponti) Venter
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koers.v78i2.61
Abstract: The central argument is that methods are designed with aims in mind, and are determined by one’s worldview and/or ontology and/or philosophical anthropology and/or views of scholarship. It is possible, and here shown by analysis of the methodology of William James, that obsession with a cause, driven by the elitist belief that my cause is for everybody’s advantage, can take an ideological format (a formalistic ideology), in which case it would show tendencies to polarise. In the case of James the scientistic methodology takes as primary target Christianity’s meekness and kindness as humanitarianly ineffective. But James suffers from the problem of intellectual solipsism: reading Christianity via abstract rationalist theology.
BOOK REVIEW. José Olimpo Suárez Molano: “Richard Rorty: The American Neopragmatism”
Javier Roberto Suárez González
Eidos , 2006,
El pragmatismo en la bibliotecología cubana de la República
Frías Guzmán,Maylín; Rivera,Zoia;
ACIMED , 2008,
Abstract: a study is made of the influence of the school of pragmatic thought on the cuban library science. the characteristics of the pragmatic philosophy in relation to the context of its origin and development are examined; as well as its presence in diverse areas of the society's life, including the american public libraries. the similarities of these with their cuban counterparts in the republican period are analyzed, and the presence of pragmatism in these institutions, as well as in the library personnel training plans at different teaching levels, is shown.
Quine y el pragmatismo clásico
Discusiones Filosóficas , 2010,
Abstract: quine has often been associated with the pragmatists or at the very least his work has been found to be consonant with pragmatism. in this essay i examine the relation between quine's work and that of the classical pragmatists: peirce, james, and dewey. my study of quine's writings will reveal several similarities with james' doctrine of the limits of experience, and at the same time it will bring to light significant differences with dewey's naturalism and peirce's pragmatism. on balance, although there are some elements in common between the classical pragmatists and quine, it is not possible to assert that there ever was any interest on quine's part to adopt the theses of the pragmatists in order to develop them in novel directions.
Rosales Rodríguez,Amán;
Estudios de Filosofía , 2005,
Abstract: in this paper an answer is given to the question: "what does 'human flourishing' mean in the current 'neopragmatist' perspective?". the exposition is based on the ideas of h. putnam and r. rorty, who propose two similar and yet different approaches to the question. the consideration of these two philosophical variants show that contemporary pragmatism is not a undifferentiated block of opinions, and that it a mistake to associate the ideas of both putnam and rorty with a pernicious relativism or a radical skepticism. some comments on the current function of philosophy according to both authors close the article.
Pragmatismo, empirismo y representaciones: Una propuesta acerca del papel epistémico de la experiencia
An??lisis filos?3fico , 2008,
Abstract: empiricism can be characterized, on the one hand, as a theory about the sources of empirical knowledge; on the other hand, as an epistemic outlook about justification of empirical beliefs. this last dimension of empiricism has been criticized by many philosophers nowadays. paradigmatically, rorty has said that experience is only the cause of beliefs, but not its justification. rorty's thesis is that beliefs relate to the world only causally. this paper has two parts. in the first it is argued, against rorty, that experience must be an epistemic instance of justification if beliefs are to have any objective content at all. in the second, it is proposed an alternative pragmatist conception of knowledge which i) attributes an epistemic role to experience without falling into "the myth of the given" and ii) reintroduces the concept of "representation" without compromising with representationalism.
Pragmatismo e os pragmáticos nos estudos organizacionais
Meneghetti, Francis Kanashiro;
Cadernos EBAPE.BR , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S1679-39512007000100005
Abstract: the main objective of this theoretical essay is to analyze the main contributions that pragmatism has offered toorganizational studies and, more specifically, evaluate whether the theoretical contributions by such philosophers as charles pierce and john dewey allow us to regard pragmatism as common sense, science, or theoryof knowledge. this paper also examines the contributions - possibilities and limitations - of pragmatism as scientific knowledge in order to understand the path of pragmatism in organizational studies. the likely conclusion is that to be pragmatic is not to conceive of studies articulated in the epistemological field of pragmatism. the pragmatic individual sees in the usefulness and in the need for action the tension point that casts a doubt in the veracity of the assumptions of pragmatism as a science. what takes place in organizational studies is the conversion of pragmatism as scientific knowledge into irrational subordination to function and practical action, mainly in the fields of economy, politics, science, culture, education, and so on.
La teoría del contexto de T. Van Dijk como proyecto analítico derivado del pragmatismo peirciano: un aporte a la comprensión semiótica del discurso
Beltramin, Jorge Brower;
DELTA: Documenta??o de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-44502009000200008
Abstract: the objective of this article is to develop a theoretical approach about the context. in such sense, we set out the conceptual contributions in relation to the conditions of discursive production proposed by teun van dijk from pragmatic epistemology tradition.the perspective of this linguist allows open us towards a theoretical formalization of the situation in which the discourses are generated, exposing a perspective that explains the discursive phenomenon in its social dimension, irreplaceable for the analytical work on any type of discourse. in this way, firstly we raised an elaboration of significant knowledge, and later we delimit and select those conceptual elements that give form to the frame that we call context, using as central theoretical source the works of van dijk and others authors of interdisciplinary reach whose contributions can to be incorporated to any theory and methodology conceived to give account of the structural organization of the speech.
Democracia pragmática: pressupostos de uma teoria normativa empiricamente orientada
Pogrebinschi, Thamy;
Dados , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52582010000300005
Abstract: this article's working hypothesis is that contemporary reflection on democracy should not be limited to the false dichotomy between representation on the one hand and participation and decision-making on the other. within the scope of dialectically analyzing democracy, the article contends that numerous possibilities remain to be explored, even from the normative point of view, given the reluctance of democratic theory to draw on empirical reality to test its premises, expand its concepts, revalidate its meanings, and broaden its horizons. the article thus proposes to introduce in broad strokes "pragmatic democracy", a normative concept serving as an analytical tool to approach the contingency and complexity of contemporary democracy and its institutions.
O desenvolvimento cognitivo do ponto de vista da ena??o
Arendt, Ronald Jo?o Jacques;
Psicologia: Reflex?o e Crítica , 2000, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-79722000000200003
Abstract: starting with the contributions of rorty and varela to pragmatism and biology, this essay discusses the compatibility of those approaches to the development model elaborated by jean piaget. criticising reductionism, the pragmatism position proposes a materialist, physicalist, and non-reductive model of the relation of the individual and the world, while the chilean school of biology suggests that human cognition should be understood as an action guided by perception, the enaction. both approaches propose models best understood as networks in multiple levels which self organize and reorganize. their conceptual proximity with piagetian propositions is also considered.
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