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The Resource Community denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism, James Hoopes

Community denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism, James Hoopes

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Community denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism
Title
Community denied
Title remainder
the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism
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James Hoopes
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Did modern American social thought take a wrong turn when it followed John Dewey and William James? In this searching history of early twentieth-century political theory, James Hoopes suggests that, contrary to conventional wisdom, these pragmatic philosophers did not provide the basis for a socially-minded political theory. Dewey and James did not provide intellectual safeguards against the amoral acceptance of realpolitik and managerial elitism that has given liberalism a bad name. Hoopes finds a more substantial basis for liberal political theory in the communitarian-based pragmatism of Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Had modern social thought been influenced by Peirce, argues Hoopes, society could be seen as a set of interpretive relationships rather than a collection of discrete interests to be managed from the top down by elitist experts
  • Hoopes traces the influence of James and Dewey in the thought of Walter Lippman, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Mary Parker Follett. He concludes with a critical examination of contemporary thinkers, most notably Richard Rorty, who believe that James and Dewey offered the most socially useful philosophy within the pragmatic tradition. Combining philosophy, political theory, history, and close textual analysis in original ways, Community Denied offers a bold departure from previous studies of the subject and demonstrates the damage done to liberalism by reliance on a philosophy with no way of truly conceptualizing community
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DLC
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1944-
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Hoopes, James
Dewey number
320.51
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.U6
LC item number
H66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Liberalism
  • Pragmatism
Label
Community denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism, James Hoopes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Lippmann's Distrust of Democracy
  • Ch. 6.
  • Niebuhr's Disbelief in Society
  • Ch. 7.
  • Follett's Local Democracy
  • Ch. 8.
  • Weak and Vulgar Pragmatism versus the Real Thing
  • Ch. 1.
  • Our Deweyan Moment and the Danger of a Second Wrong Turn
  • Ch. 2.
  • Peirce's Logical Communitarianism
  • Ch. 3.
  • James's Illogical Individualism
  • Ch. 4.
  • Dewey's Implicit Nominalism
Control code
38288595
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780801435003
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98009611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Community denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism, James Hoopes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Lippmann's Distrust of Democracy
  • Ch. 6.
  • Niebuhr's Disbelief in Society
  • Ch. 7.
  • Follett's Local Democracy
  • Ch. 8.
  • Weak and Vulgar Pragmatism versus the Real Thing
  • Ch. 1.
  • Our Deweyan Moment and the Danger of a Second Wrong Turn
  • Ch. 2.
  • Peirce's Logical Communitarianism
  • Ch. 3.
  • James's Illogical Individualism
  • Ch. 4.
  • Dewey's Implicit Nominalism
Control code
38288595
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780801435003
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98009611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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