Practicing Philosophy as Experiencing Life: Essays on American Pragmatism


Practicing Philosophy as Experiencing Life: Essays on American Pragmatism is a collection of texts written by top international experts on American philosophy. They consider various strands of American pragmatism from the viewpoint of practical philosophy, and provide the historical background and an outline of the international encounter with other philosophical traditions. Many key figures of American thought and pragmatist philosophy are discussed. The volume combines a panorama of approaches and gives a wide scope of problems: ethical, religious, social, political, cultural, ontological, cognitive, anthropological, and others, so as to show that pragmatism can be seen as a philosophy of life and as such it focuses on the life problems of contemporary humans in particular and of humanity in general. Contributors are: Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley, John Lachs, Sami Pihlström , Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński, Kenneth W. Stikkers, and Emil Višňovský
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Biographical Note

Krzysztof (Chris) Piotr Skowroński, PhD (1998), habilitation (2014) at University of Wrocław, is an Associate Professor at Opole University, Poland. He has published several books on American philosophy. He co-organizes the American and European Values annual international conference series.

Table of contents

AKNOWLEDGMENTS PREFACE by Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński John Lachs: The Obligations of Philosophers Emil Višňovský: Prolegomena to Pragmatist Conception of the Good Life Kenneth W. Stikkers: Practicing Philosophy in the Experience of Living: Philosophy as a Way of Life in the American Philosophical Tradition Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley: Classical American Pragmatism: Practicing Philosophy as Experiencing and Improving Life Sami Pihlström: Problem of Evil and Pragmatic Recognition Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński: Richard Rorty's Neopragmatist Philosophy as a Kind of Humanism INDEX ABOUT CONTRIBUTORS


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