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Approaching Pragmatic Humanism

  • Ana Honnacker
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Part of the Studies in Humanism and Atheism book series (SHA)

Abstract

Grounding their philosophy on human experience only, William James and F. C. S. Schiller established a version of pragmatism deeply committed to the insight that human interests and needs play a crucial role in the making of reality. Therefore, their pragmatic humanism underlines our responsibility for the way we shape the world we live in. It demands to take a plurality of perspectives into account, and to take a critical stance toward absolute truth claims in order to challenge the established status quo and to strive for the better.

Keywords

Pragmatism Humanism Reality Truth Pluralism Meliorism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Honnacker
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Philosophy HannoverHannoverGermany

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