, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 1-11

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New Perspectives on Analytic Pragmatism

  • Daniele SantoroAffiliated withDepartment of Political Science, Luiss University
  • , Carlo PencoAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, University of Genova Email author 

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Analytic pragmatism is a framework of analysis elaborated by Robert Brandom, whose goal is to explain the relations between meaning and use according to a systematic and general method of inquiry. In April 2009, a workshop was organized to discuss the recent developments of this new theoretical approach. Brandom delivered three lectures, where he explored some aspects of analytic pragmatism and addressed the motivating themes of this enterprise, while the contribution from the other speakers ranged over specific aspects of the theory. This special issue is the outcome of that workshop. In this introduction we briefly outline the context of the debate and present the contribution to this issue selected from a much wider range of papers, using the reviewing process of Philosophia.


Pragmatism Semantics Pragmatics Meaning Inferentialism Brandom