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William James: An ethics of thought?

by / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / Article

William James’s pragmatism, and in particular the thesis according to which the sole truth of ideas is the difference that they make, and therefore also the interest that they create, has often been felt to be an offence by those who consider themselves to be engaged ‘for’ thought. [1] Shouldn’t ideas …


Diderot’s egg

Divorcing materialism from eliminativism
by / RP 144 (Jul/Aug 2007) / Article