Contemporary Pragmatism


Statement of Purpose

Contemporary Pragmatism is an interdisciplinary, international journal for discussing pragmatism, broadly understood, and applying pragmatism to current topics. CP will consider articles about pragmatism written from the standpoint of any tradition and perspective. CP especially seeks original explorations, developments, and criticisms of pragmatism, and also of pragmatism’s relations with other intellectual traditions, both Western and Eastern. CP welcomes contributions dealing with any field of philosophical inquiry, from epistemology, philosophy of language, metaphysics and philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind and action, to areas of theoretical and applied ethics, aesthetics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of the social sciences. CP encourages work having an interdisciplinary orientation, establishing bridges between pragmatic philosophy and, for example, literature, communication and media studies, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, theology, economics, medicine, political science, or international relations. Two issues each year are published, in the summer and winter seasons. 

Manuscript Guidelines

CP publishes both invited papers and submitted papers. Submissions to CP should be prepared for blind peer review without self-identifying information. An abstract should be placed at the start of the paper. Submission of a manuscript is understood to imply that the paper is original, it has not been published in whole or in substantial part elsewhere, and is not currently under consideration by any other journal. All papers must be submitted through:  All inquiries about submitted papers and the review process go to Article lengths of 6,000 to 12,000 words are preferred; CP also publishes shorter discussion papers and criticism-response pairs of papers. CP publishes essay-length reviews (over 3,000 words), and book reviews (under 3,000 words), but before submitting a review, please contact John Shook at

CP publishes sets of papers on a shared theme as a special section of an issue, or as an entire special issue. Inquiries about submission ideas and suggestions for themed issues may be directed John Shook at

Style Guidelines

  • All text, including notes and extracted material (quotations, formulae), must be double-spaced. All pages must be numbered and have margins of at least one inch on all sides.
  • For references, authors may either use endnotes or text-embedded references, but not footnotes. Endnotes should be part of the text and double-spaced. Do not use your word processor's autoformatting function for endnotes; simply number your endnotes as regular text. For endnote style, use the Chicago Manual of Style system. For text-embedded references, use the Chicago Manual of Style system of author + date citation. An alphabetical list of Works Cited (or Bibliography) is placed at the end of the article and referred to in the text in parentheses: (Smith 1991b, 123-124).
  • Here are examples of properly formatted endnotes. 

1. Dewey, “Philosophies of Freedom,” in The Later Works of John Dewey, v. 3, ed. Jo Ann Boydston (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984), p. 94.

2. Suzanne Rice, “Dewey on Virtue, Character, and Moral Education,” Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science 26 (2000): 75-89.

3. Aleksandar Fatic, “Retribution in Democracy,” in Political Dialogue: Theories and Practices, ed. S. Esquith (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996), pp. 335-355.

4. Thomas Nagel, “Moral Luck,” in Nagel, Mortal Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), p. 37.

5. Daniel Dennett, Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1984), pp. 89-94.

4. Nagel, “Moral Luck,” p. 38.

5. Ibid., pp. 39-40.


Authors whose work is accepted for publication will supply the final version of the article reformatted according to the CP author style guide. This final version should begin with the article title and author name, spelled as the author wishes to see published. An abstract of around 100 words must be included, located between the author's name and the start of the text. A sentence or two of acknowledgements and thanks may be placed as a separate paragraph between the end of the text and the start of the Notes / Bibliography. The final version should have no headers, footers, or pagination. The final version should convert any autoformatted footnotes, endnotes, or bibliography into regular text and place all such matter in regular text at the conclusion of the article. The author will provide a full academic mailing address, placed at the end of the article. The author should alert the editor about any special characters, symbols, foreign language accent marks, etc. This final version must be supplied as an electronic text in an email attachment. The electronic format must be in  IBM/PC Microsoft Word or WordPerfect .rtf, .doc, or .wpd version.

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Contemporary Pragmatism Special Issue on Pragmatist Aesthetics

Contemporary Pragmatism, the leading journal in interdisciplinary approaches to, and applications of Pragmatist thought past and present, invites submissions for a special issue on Pragmatist Aesthetics. 2014 will mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of John Dewey’s seminal statement of pragmatist aesthetics in Art as Experience. Since that time pragmatist aesthetics has enjoyed a revival in the work of philosophers such as Joseph Margolis and Richard Shusterman. As such, Contemporary Pragmatism seeks submissions that assess the current state of Pragmatist Aesthetics and its relations to contemporary issues in the philosophy of art and culture. The special issue will be comprised of two sections. The first section will consist of submissions addressing any area of pragmatist aesthetics. The second section will consist of an author-meets-critics symposium on Richard Shusterman’s book Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics. While submissions addressing any area of pragmatist aesthetics are welcome, papers discussing one of the themes below are especially encouraged. 
- Applications of Dewey’s aesthetics to contemporary issues in the Arts
- Connections between Pragmatist Aesthetics and Continental Aesthetics 
- Pragmatism and Environmental Aesthetics 
- Joseph Margolis’s Pragmatist theory of Culture 
- Pragmatic critiques of any area of analytic philosophy of art 
- Pragmatic assessments of one of the areas of art practice: painting, sculpture, music, dance, architecture, film or literature 
- Pragmatic assessments of emerging artistic media: comic books, video games, computer art, street art, and cuisine. 
- Aesthetics in the work of other pragmatists including: William James, G.H. Mead, C.S. Peirce, Susanne Langer, Josiah Royce and Stanley Cavell or Nelson Goodman 
- The connection between aesthetics and politics 
- Pragmatism and Arts Education 
- Areas of Richard Shusterman’s work not related to somaesthetics e.g. popular art, ethics as an art of living 
- Interpretation 
- Aesthetic Experience

Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2014. Submissions must be between 6,000 and 8,000 words and be prepared for blind review. In addition, authors must submit a separate cover page indicating the author’s contact information and institutional affiliation. Submission should be sent to the Guest Editor, Russell Pryba at Please put “Special Issue on Pragmatist Aesthetics” in the subject line, and clearly indicate if you would like your paper to be considered for the Shusterman section or for the general section. Inquiries may be sent to Russell Pryba, Guest Editor at


Volume 1, Number 1
June 2004

Susan Haack, Pragmatism Old and New
Nicholas Rescher, Pragmatism and Practical Rationality
Floyd Merrell, Neither “True” nor “False” nor Meaningless: Meditation on the Pragmatics of Knowing Becoming
Elizabeth F. Cooke, Rorty on Conversation as an Achievement of Hope
Thomas Keith, Pragmatism, Race, and Inclusiveness
Linda Pacifici and Jim Garrison, Imagination, Emotion and Inquiry: The Teachable Moment
Tom Spector, Pragmatism for Architects

Essay Reviews
Brian Butler, Law’s Image of Pragmatism – Another Legal Fiction. Review of Michal Alberstein, Pragmatism and Law: From Philosophy to Dispute Resolution, and Denis J. Brion, Pragmatism and Judicial Choice
Kenneth L. Ketner, Our Addictions. Review of Bruce Wilshire, Wild Hunger: The Primal Roots of Modern Addiction

Book Reviews
D. Stephen Long, Review of Jeffrey Stout, Democracy and Tradition
Nancy Frankenberry, Review of Sheila Davaney, Pragmatic Historicism: A Theology for
the Twenty-First Century
Sami Pihlström, Review of Ulf Zackariasson, Forces by Which We Live: Religion and Religious Experience from the Perspective of a Pragmatic Philosophical Anthropology
John Capps, Review of Larry Hickman, Philosophical Tools for Technological Culture

Volume 1, Number 2
December 2004

Bjørn Ramberg, Naturalizing Idealizations: Pragmatism and the Interpretivist Strategy
Vincent Colapietro, Doing — and Undoing — the Done Thing: Dewey and Bourdieu on Habituation, Agency, and Transformation
Melvin L. Rogers, Rorty’s Straussianism; Or, Irony Against Democracy

Symposium on Pragmatism and Radical Orthodoxy
Mary Doak,
A Pragmatism Without Plurality? John Milbank’s ‘Pragmatic’ New Christendom
Brad Elliott Stone, Making Religious Practices Intelligible: A Prophetic Pragmatic Interpretation of Radical Orthodoxy
Jacob Lynn Goodson, Theology After Epistemology: Milbank between Rorty and Taylor on Truth

Review Essay
David Seiple,
Pragmatist Representationalism and the Aesthetics of Moral Intelligence. Review of Steven Fesmire, John Dewey and Moral Imagination: Pragmatism in Ethics

Book Reviews
David Boersema, Review of Paul Custodio Bube and Jeffrey Geller, eds., Conversations with Pragmatism: A Multi-Disciplinary Study
Guy Axtell, Review of Stuart Rosenbaum, ed., Pragmatism and Religion: Classical Sources and Original Essays
Marc A. Joseph, Review of Donald Davidson, Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective
Tom Spector, Review of Joan Ockman, ed., The Pragmatist Imagination: Thinking About "Things in the Making”

Volume 2, Number 1
June 2005

Symposium on Richard Rorty
Kai Nielsen, Pragmatism as Atheoreticism: Richard Rorty
Chandra Kumar, Foucault and Rorty on Truth and Ideology: A Pragmatist View from the Left
Chase B. Wrenn, Pragmatism, Inquiry, and Truth
Christopher Voparil, On the Idea of Philosophy as Bildungsroman: Rorty and his Critics

Eugene Halton, Peircean Animism and the End of Civilization
David Boersema, Eco on Names and Reference
Sarah M. McGough, Pragmatism and Poststructuralism: Cultivating Political Agency in Schools

Book Reviews
Mary Magada-Ward, Review of Sharyn Clough, Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies
Jacoby Adeshei Carter, Review of Hugh P. McDonald, John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy

Volume 2, Number 2
December 2005

Symposium on Nicholas Rescher
Richard M. Gale, The Cognitive Pragmatism of Nicholas Rescher
Larry A. Hickman, What Sort of Pragmatist is Nicholas Rescher?
Michele Marsonet, Rescher’s Evolutionary Epistemology
Cheryl Misak, Rescher and Objective Pragmatism
Alexander R. Pruss, Ultimate Explanations
Nicholas Rescher, Replies to Symposium Participants

The Fun of American Philosophy
Mary Magada-Ward, Helping Thought and Keeping it Pragmatical, or, Why Experience Plays Practical Jokes
Jessica Wahman, “We Are All Mad Here”: Santayana and the Significance of Humor
Cynthia Gayman, Not so Funny: A Deweyan Response

Hugh P. McDonald, The Problem with “Brain”
Mitchell Aboulafia, From Folk Psychology to Deontology: Nancy Fraser on Redistribution and Recognition
Frank X. Ryan, Fathoming the Bottomless Lake of Consciousness: The Phenomenological Pragmatism of Robert E. Innis

Review Essay
Yusuf Oz,
The Legacy of Wittgenstein: Pragmatism or Deconstruction

Book Reviews
Anthony Graybosch, Review of Richard Shusterman, Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art, 2nd edn
Colin Koopman, Review of John J. Stuhr, Pragmatism, Postmodernism, and the Future of Philosophy

Volume 3, Number 1
June 2006

Joseph Margolis, Pragmatism’s New Options
Guy Axtell, The Present Dilemma in Philosophy
Sam Page, Unconditional Truth in Practice
Gregory L. Reece, Language Games, Forms of Life and Conceptual Schemes: Wittgenstein, Davidson, and Religious Belief
Lee A. McBride III, Collectivistic Individualism: Dewey and MacIntyre
Ronald A. Kuipers, Stout’s Democracy without Secularism: But is it a Tradition?
Maughn Gregory, Pragmatist Value Inquiry
James O. Pawelski, Teaching Pragmatism Pragmatically: A Promising Approach to the Cultivation of Character
Keiichi Takaya, Why Do Schools Fail? Dewey on Imagination
Joel W. Krueger, James on Experience and the Extended Mind

Book Reviews
Colin Koopman, Review of James Livingston, Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy: Rethinking the Politics of American History
Colin Koopman, Review of Robert B. Talisse, Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and Deliberative Politics

Volume 3, Number 2
December 2006

Symposium on Hilary Putnam, Ethics without Ontology
Sami Pihlström, Putnam’s Conception of Ontology
Joseph Margolis, Hilary Putnam and the Promise of Pluralism
Mark Timmons, Ethical Objectivity Humanly Speaking: Reflections on Putnam’s Ethics without Ontology
David Copp, The Ontology of Putnam’s Ethics without Ontology
Claudine Tiercelin, Metaphysics without Ontology?
Hilary Putnam, Replies to Commentators

Scott R. Stroud, Constructing a Deweyan Theory of Moral Cultivation
Hugh G. McDonald, Creative Actualization: A Pluralist Theory of Value
Robert Lane, Synechistic Bioethics: A Peircean View of the Moral Status of Pre-Birth Humans

Book Reviews
David Vessey, Review of Paul Fairfield, Theorizing Praxis: Studies in Hermeneutical Pragmatism
Kevin W. Gray, Review of William Egginton and Mike Sandbothe, eds., The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy: Contemporary Engagements between Analytic and Continental Thought

Volume 4, Number 1

Special Issue on Cornel West
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., On Cornel West and Pragmatism
Thomas McCarthy, The Natural Order of Things: Social Darwinism and White Supremacy
Eduardo Mendieta, Translating Democracy or Democratic Acts of Translation:  On Cornel West’s Democracy Matters
Jeffrey Stout, A Prophetic Church in a Post-Constantinian Age: The Implicit Theology of Cornel West
Jason A. Springs, The Priority of Democracy to Social Theory
Marc Lombardo, On the Frank Speech of Cornel West’s Prophetic Witness
Paul C. Taylor, Making Niagara a Cataract: Cornel West, Greatness, and the Music of Ideas

Volume 4, Number 2
December 2007

Symposium on Robert Westbrook’s Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth
Brendan Hogan, Guest Editor Introduction
Eric MacGilvray, Pragmatism and the Epistemic Defense of Democracy
Brendan Hogan, Democracy, Epistemology, Inquiry: Comments on Westbrook’s Democratic Hope 
Robert Talisse, Two Democratic Hopes
Robert B. Westbrook, Replies to Symposium Participants

Judith M. Green,
On the Passing of Richard Rorty and the Future of American Philosophy
Colin Koopman, Rorty’s Moral Philosophy for Liberal Democratic Culture
Tom Spector, Dewey and Dancy and the Moral Authority of Rules 
Elizabeth Baeten, Embedded and Embodied Moral Life
Richard Werner, Pragmatism for Pacifists   

Book Reviews
Douglas McDermid,
Review of Richard Rorty, Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers, Volume 4
Gregory Fernando Pappas, Review of John R. Shook and Joseph Margolis, eds., A Companion to Pragmatism                           

Volume 5, Number 1
June 2008

Catherine Legg, Argument-Forms Which Turn Invalid Over Infinite Domains: Physicalism as Supertask?
Joseph Margolis, Wittgenstein's Question and the Ubiquity of Cultural Space
Jay Schulkin, Cognitive Adaptation: Insights from a Pragmatist Perspective
Jay Schulkin, Cephalic Organization: Animacy and Agency
Lara Trout, C. S. Peirce, Antonio Damasio, and Embodied Cognition: A Contemporary Post-Darwinian Account of Feeling and Emotion in the 'Cognition Series'
Rita Risser, Industry and Quiescence in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
Lenart Skof, Pragmatism and Social Ethics: An Intercultural and Phenomenological Approach
Andrew Stables, Semiosis, Dewey and Difference: Implications for Pragmatic Philosophy of Education

Book Reviews
Scott R. Stroud, Review of Cheryl Misak, ed., New Pragmatists
Jacob Goodson, Review of Romand Coles and Stanley Hauerwas, Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary: Conversations between a Radical Democrat and a Christian

Volume 5, Number 2
December 2008

Rosa Maria Mayorga, Rethinking Democratic Ideals in Light of Charles Peirce
Lara Trout, “Colorblindness” and Sincere Paper-Doubt: A Socio-political Application of C. S. Peirce's Critical Common-sensism
James R. Wible, The Economic Mind of Charles Sanders Peirce
James Ronald Stanfield and Michael C. Carroll, The Pragmatist Legacy in American Institutionalism
Mike O'Connor, The Limits of Liberalism: Pragmatism, Democracy and Capitalism
Dwayne Tunstall, Cornel West, John Dewey, and the Tragicomic Undercurrents of Deweyan Creative Democracy
Eric Thomas Weber, Religion, Public Reason, and Humanism: Paul Kurtz on Fallibilism and Ethics
Jerome Popp, John Dewey's Ethical Naturalism

Book Notes
on David Boersema, Pragmatism and Reference
on Robert Brandom, Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism
on Larry A. Hickman, Pragmatism as Post-postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey
on Mark Johnson, The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding

Volume 6, Number 1
June 2009

Sami  Pihlström, Pragmatism and Naturalized Transcendental Subjectivity
Carl Sachs, Natural Agents: A Transcendental Argument for Pragmatic Naturalism
Charles A. Hobbs, Naturalism, Death, and Functional Immortality
Andrew Wells Garnar, Must a Pragmatist Be a Historical Materialist?
Tina Sikka, A Pragmatist Critique of Derridian Politics
Phillip Deen, A Call for Inclusion in the Pragmatic Justification of Democracy
Naoko Saito and Paul Standish, What's the Problem with Problem-Solving? Language, Skepticism, and Pragmatism

John Lachs, Rescher's Cognitive Pragmatism
Nicholas Rescher, Epistemic Pragmatism (A Reply)

Review Essay
Joseph Margolis, A “Pragmatist” among Disputed Pragmatists: Robert Brandom's Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism

Volume 6, Number 2
December 2009

Lawrence Cahoone, Local Naturalism
Mark Dietrich Tschaepe, Pragmatics and Pragmatic Considerations in Explanation
Stephen S. Bush, Nothing Outside the Text: Derrida and Brandom on Language and World
Scott F. Aikin, Prospects for Peircean Epistemic Infinitism
Guy Axtell and Philip Olson, Three Independent Factors in Epistemology
Stephen M. Fishman and Lucille McCarthy, John Dewey on Happiness: Going Against the Grain of Contemporary Thought
Jay Schulkin, Life Experiences and Educational Sensibilities

J. Caleb Clanton and Andrew T. Forcehimes, Can Peircean Epistemic Perfectionists Bid Farewell to Deweyan Democracy?
Robert B. Talisse, Reply to Clanton and Forcehimes

Volume 7, Number 1
June 2010

John Dewey and The Public and Its Problems
Melvin L. Rogers, Introduction: Revisiting The Public and Its Problems
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., The Problem of African American Public(s): Dewey and African American Politics in the 21st Century
Eric MacGilvray, Dewey’s Public
James Bohman, Participating through Publics: Did Dewey answer Lippmann?
Melvin L. Rogers, Dewey and His Vision of Democracy

Robert Sinclair, Dewey and the New Atheism
Jeffrey Metzger, Richard Rorty’s Disenchanted Liberalism
Nick Rumens and Mihaela Kelemen, American Pragmatism and Feminism: Fresh Opportunities for Sociological Inquiry
Isabelle Peschard, Non-Passivity of Perceptual Experience
Matthew Burstein, Epistemological Behaviorism, Nonconceptual Content, and the Given

Book Reviews
Jacquelyn Kegley, Review of David G. Schultenover, ed. The Reception of Pragmatism in France and the Rise of Roman Catholic Modernism, 1890-1914

Volume 7, Number 2
December 2010

Frederic R. Kellogg, Hobbes, Holmes, and Dewey: Pragmatism and the Problem of Order
Brian E. Butler, Dews, Dworks, and Poses Decide Lochner
Sor-hoon Tan, Our Country Right or Wrong: A Pragmatic Response to Anti-Democratic Cultural Nationalism in China
Stephen Harris, Antifoundationalism and the Commitment to Reducing Suffering in Rorty and Madhyamaka Buddhism
Eric Thomas Weber, On Applying Ethics: Who’s Afraid of Plato’s Cave?
William Gavin, Stefan Neubert, and Kersten Reich, Language and Its Discontents: William James, Richard Rorty, and Interactive Constructivism
Matthew J. Brown, Genuine Problems and the Significance of Science
Robert Chodat, Evolution and Explanation: Biology, Aesthetics, Pragmatism
Joseph Margolis, Pragmatism’s Future: A Touch of Prophecy
Brian E. Butler, Sen’s The Idea of Justice: Back to the (Pragmatic) Future

Book Reviews
Tibor Solymosi, Review of Jay Schulkin, Cognitive Adaptation: A Pragmatist Perspective

Volume 8, Number 1
June 2011

Richard Rorty and the Philosophy of Cultural Politics
Susana de Castro and Paulo Ghiraldelli, Jr., Preface
Barry Allen, The Cultural Politics of Nonhuman Things
Susana de Castro, Richard Rorty: A Pragmatist with a Romantic Soul
Charles Guignon, Richard Rorty and the Philosophical Life
David R. Hiley, Cultural Politics, Political Innovation, and the Work of Human Rights
Colin Koopman, Rorty’s Linguistic Turn: Why (More Than) Language Matters to Philosophy
Alan Malachowski, Making a Difference in Cultural Politics: Rorty’s Interventions
Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, Rorty on Liberal Democracy and Religion: An Internal and Habermasian Critique
Christopher Voparil, Rortyan Cultural Politics and the Problem of Speaking for Others

Gabriele Gava, Can Transcendental Philosophy Endorse Fallibilism?
Tibor Solymosi, A Reconstruction of Freedom in the Age of Neuroscience: A View from Neuropragmatism
Teed Rockwell, Beyond Eliminative Materialism: Some Unnoticed Implications of Churchland’s Pragmatic Pluralism
Serge Grigoriev, Perception, Empiricism, and Pragmatist Realism

Book Reviews
Benjamin T. Craig, Review of Melvin L. Rogers, The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy
Timothy J. Smartt, Review of Cheryl Misak, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy
Steven Miller, Review of Richard Rorty, An Ethics for Today: Finding Common Ground between Philosophy and Religion

Volume 8, Number 2
December 2011

Symposium on Obama and Pragmatism
Mark Sanders and Colin Koopman, Introductory Notes on the Obama and Pragmatism Symposium
Bart Schultz, Pragmatist in Chief: Further Reflections on the Pragmatism of Barack Obama
Paul C. Taylor, Is It Sometime Yet?
Mark Sanders, Obama’s Principled Pragmatism
Joseph Winters, The Audacity to Mourn: Obama, Pragmatism, and the Agony of Progress
Noëlle McAfee, Obama’s Call for a More Perfect Union
Judith Green, Reframing Barack Obama’s Thick Philosophical Pragmatism: An Experiment in Democratic Redirection
Shane J. Ralston, Obama’s Pragmatism in International Affairs
Colin Koopman, Pragmatist Interpretations of Obama: On Two Ways of Being a Pragmatist
Michael Eldridge, Linking Obama’s Pragmatism to Philosophical Pragmatism: Obama as a Pragmatic Democrat (and Why it Matters)

Jerome A. Popp, John Dewey’s Democratic Intentionality
Paul Ott, Moral Pluralism, Moral Motivation, and Democracy: A Critique of Talisse’s Epistemic Justification of Democracy
J. Caleb Clanton and Andrew T. Forcehimes, A Peircean Epistemic Argument for a Modest Multiculturalism
Mark Dietrich Tschaepe, John Dewey’s Conception of Scientific Explanation: Moving Philosophers of Science Past the Realism-Antirealism Debate

Review Essay
Richard Shusterman, Feeling Beyond the Text:Reflections on The Rorty Reader


Volume 9, Number 1
June 2012

Pragmatism and Environmentalism
Hugh P. McDonald, Guest Editor’s Introduction
Todd Lekan, A Jamesian Approach to Environmental Ethics
Piers H.G. Stephens, The Turn of the Skew: Environmental Philosophy and the Ghost of William James
Gregory M. Fahy, A Deweyan Response to J. Baird Callicott’s Land Aesthetic
Kelvin J. Booth, Environmental Pragmatism and Bioregionalism
Glenn Kuehn, Tasting the World: Environmental Aesthetics and Food as Art
Workineh Kelbessa, Environmental Injustice in Africa
Jacoby Adeshei Carter, Environmental Pragmatism, Global Warming, and Climate Change
Erin McKenna, Sarah Curtis, and Jon Stout, Philosophical Farming
Evelyn Brister, Distributing Epistemic Authority: Refining Norton’s Pragmatist Approach to Environmental Decision-Making
Steven Fesmire, Ecological Imagination in Moral Education, East and West
Kelly A. Parker, Ecohumanities Pedagogy: An Experiment in Environmental Education through Radical Service-Learning


Volume 9, Number 2
December 2012

Democratic Experimentalism
Brian E. Butler, Guest Editor’s Introduction
William H. Simon, The Institutional Configuration of Deweyan Democracy
Charles Sabel, Dewey, Democracy, and Democratic Experimentalism
Gregory Fernando Pappas, What would John Dewey say about Deliberative Democracy and Democratic Experimentalism?
Barry Allen, Experiments in Democracy 
Shane Jesse Ralston, Dewey and Hayek on Democratic Experimentalism
Michael A. Wilkinson, Dewey’s ‘Democracy without Politics’: On the Failures of Liberalism and the Frustrations of Experimentalism 
Amy J. Cohen, Producing Publics: Dewey, Democratic Experimentalism, and the Idea of Communication 
Chris Ansell, What is a “Democratic Experiment”? 
Justin Desautels-Stein, Experimental Pragmatism in the Third Globalization 
Jamison E. Colburn, Reasons as Experiments: Judgment and Justification in the “Hard Look” 
Brian E. Butler, Law as a Democratic Means: The Pragmatic Jurisprudence of Democratic Experimentalism 
Mark Tushnet, Reflections on Democratic Experimentalism in the Progressive Tradition 
Michael C. Dorf, Could the Occupy Movement Become the Realization of Democratic Experimentalism’s Aspiration for Pragmatic Politics? 
James Bohman, Democratic Experimentalism: From Self-Legislation to Self-Determination 
Lenart Škof, On Democratic Experimentalism: Toward a Culture of Love and Non-Violence 
Keya Maitra, Ambedkar and the Constitution of India: A Deweyan Experiment 


Volume 10, Number 1
June 2013

Bryan G. Norton, Leopold, Hadley, and Darwin: Darwinian Epistemology, Truth, and Right
Wouter de Been and Sanne Taekema, What Piece of Work is Man? Frans de Waal and Pragmatist Naturalism
Nicholas Rescher, The Pragmatics of Betterment
Claudio Marcelo Viale, Royce and Bernstein on Evil
Barry Allen, Postmodern Pragmatism and Skeptical Hermeneutics: Richard Rorty and Odo Marquard
Seth Vannatta, The Logic of Relevance in Independent School Education: A Pragmatic Critique
Andrew F. Smith, Talisse’s Epistemic Justification of Democracy Reconsidered
Giovanni Maddalena, A Synthetic Pattern: Figural and Narrative Identity

Mary Magada-Ward, Engaging with Philosophy’s “Limit-Defying Provocateur”: A Review of Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and