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Nicholas P. Andersen

those interested in living moral lives (11). Recovering Integrity thus continues Rosenbaum’s project, began in Pragmatism and the Reflective Life , to make pragmatist philosophy an appealing alternative to mainstream moral theory. Recovering Integrity advances two major arguments: one critical

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Sarah M. Stitzlein

* This work was supported by a grant from the Center for Ethics & Education. What ought I hope for? This question guides our pursuit of the good life and its answer is often shaped by our social, political, and educational experiences. We aren’t born with ready-made hopes; rather, we shape them

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Joseph W. Long

quite momentous. It is important and unique and I may never be able to choose to make this decision at any other time in my life. If a decision is intellectually undecidable and a genuine option (living, forced, and momentous) James tells us we are permitted (epistemically and morally) to side with our

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Jason Hannan

more intelligent public policies. Sen offers the example of certain cultural constraints upon women in India, constraints that have been a considerable disadvantage in the pursuit of living a meaningful and fulfilling life. The third feature of the capabilities approach is the reliance upon social

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Naoko Saito

I Democracy as a Way of Life and Political Realism [Democracy] is an ideal in the only intelligible sense of an ideal: namely, the tendency and movement of some thing which exists carried to its final limit, viewed as completed, perfected … The idea of ideal of a community presents

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Mónica Gómez Salazar

accepted and what would its role be?; Should the plurality of norms and values be respected in the public sphere?, if the answer is YES, how can this plurality of axiological systems be legitimately regulated, if the concept of a ‘good life’ for different members of a society may be too vast. 2

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Matthew Crippen

Pragmatism is experiencing resurgence. This is especially so among scholars interested in cognitive science, with the field undergoing a pragmatic turn away from representational models and many embracing embodied approaches, standpoints obviously favored by classical figures such as William

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Russell Pryba

It is a welcome sign of the vitality of pragmatic approaches to the arts that Contemporary Pragmatism has devoted this special issue to topics in pragmatist aesthetics. Since the 1992 publication of Richard Shusterman’s book Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art , there has

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Richard Shusterman

has long been clear to me, I now discern a more basic methodological orientation in my philosophical work that not only led me to somaesthetics but also motivated my earlier work in pragmatist aesthetics and philosophy as a way of life. We can call this approach “transactional experiential inquiry

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John Russon

things.” To be experienced is to have a developed familiarity with some domain of reality, a living grasp of the sense of things that is reflected in knowing how to deal with emergent situations to bring about the results one wants. Living with horses all one’s life, for example, one becomes “experienced