The Power of Pragmatism

The Power of Pragmatism Knowledge Production and Social Inquiry - Manchester University Press

Hardback (06 May 2020) | English

Save $1.10

  • $98.73
  • $97.63
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually despatched within 7 days

Synopsis

This book makes the case for a pragmatist approach to the practice of social inquiry and knowledge production. Through diverse examples from multiple disciplines, contributors explore the power of pragmatism to inform a practice of inquiry that is democratic, community-centred, problem-oriented and experimental. Drawing from both classical and neo-pragmatist perspectives, the book advances a pragmatist sensibility in which truth and knowledge are contingent rather than universal, made rather than found, provisional rather than dogmatic, subject to continuous experimentation rather than ultimate proof, and verified in their application in action rather than in the accuracy of their representation of an antecedent reality. The Power of Pragmatism offers a path forward for mobilizing the practice of inquiry and knowledge production on behalf of achieving what Dewey called a sense for the better kind of life to be led.

About the Publisher

Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526134943
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 144.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 618g
Height: 164mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 24mm