Pragmatism

An Annotated Bibliography 1898-1940

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Designed to fill a large gap in American philosophy scholarship, this bibliography covers the first four decades of the pragmatic movement. It references most of the philosophical works by the twelve major figures of pragmatism: Charles S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, George H. Mead, F.C.S. Schiller, Giovanni Papini, Giovanni Vailati, Guiseppe Prezzolini, Mario Calderoni, A.W. Moore, John E. Boodin, and C.I. Lewis. It also includes writings of dozens of minor pragmatic writers, along with those by commentators and critics of pragmatism. It encompasses literature not only concerning pragmatism as an alliance of philosophical theories of meaning, inquiry, belief, knowledge, logic, truth, ontology, value, and morality, but also as an intellectual and cultural force impacting art, literature, education, the social and natural sciences, religion, and politics. This bibliography contains 2,794 main entries and more than 2,000 additional references, organized by year of publication. 2,101 of the references include annotation. Its international scope is focused on writings in English, French, German, and Italian, though many other languages are also represented. Peter H. Hare contributed the Guest Preface. The introduction contains an historical orientation to pragmatism and guides to recent studies of pragmatic figures. This work is extensively cross-referenced, and it has exhaustive and lengthy author and subject indexes.

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Biographical Note

John R. Shook is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Corning Community College in Corning, New York. His published articles discuss Dewey in relation to Wilhelm Wundt, Neo-Hegelianism, and American Realism, and he is preparing a book on the emergence of John Dewey’s instrumentalist pragmatism.
E. Paul Collela is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the University Scholars Program at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has published in the areas of social and political thought, and the Italian Pragmatists. He is currently at work on several projects involving Italian pragmatism, Italian Futurism, and Giambattista Vico.
Lesley Friedman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lynchburg College in Virginia. She has published articles on Berkeley, Hume, and Peirce, and is an executive board member of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
Frank X. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University in Ohio. He has published essays on Dewey’s theory of self, of experience, and on Dewey’s collaboration with Arthur Bentley. He is presently working on a book on Dewey’s philosophy of transaction.
Ignas K. Skrupskelis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. In recent years he has served as Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. He was the associate editor of the Works of William James, and he is currently the editor of the Correspondence of William James.

Review Quotes

”This comprehensive bibliography should fill a very real need.” in: CHOICE, Vol. 36, No. 1, September 1998
“ [a] valuable volume…” in: Peirce Project Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1999

Table of contents

Foreword by Peter H. Hare. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Research Methods. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Author Index. Subject Index. About the Author and Contributors.

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