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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 …


Perspectives on pragmatism

A reply to Lorraine Code
by / RP 092 (Nov/Dec 1998) / Article


Feminists and pragmatists

A radical future?
by / RP 087 (Jan/Feb 1998) / Article


79 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , and / RP 079 (Sep/Oct 1996) / Reviews

John Gray, Enlightenment’s Wake Marcus Roberts

Michael Redclift and Ted Benton, eds., Social Theory and the Global Environment Luke Martell, Ecology and Society Tim Hayward

Harold Bloom, The Western Canon Bruce Robbins

Steven Lukes, The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat David Archard

Paul Feyerabend, Killing Time Joseph McCarney

Ernest Mandel, Long Waves of Capitalist Development Ernest …


Cornel West

American Radicalism
by and / RP 071 (May/Jun 1995) / Interview


Replies to Richard Rorty’s ‘Feminism and Pragmatism’

1. How Did the Dinosaurs Die Out? How Did the Poets Survive? 2. Richard Rorty: Knight Errant
by and / RP 062 (Autumn 1992) / Article

In ‘Feminism and Pragmatism’ (Radical Philosophy 59, pp. 3-14), Richard Rorty offers feminists an arrangement of convenience. In exchange for their support of his philosophical programme, which involves the rejection of a representationalist account of knowledge and an appearance-reality distinction, he will supply them with what he describes as ‘a few pieces of special purpose …


Feminism and Pragmatism

by / RP 059 (Autumn 1991) / Article

When two women ascended to the Supreme Court of Minnesota, Catherine MacKinnon asked: ‘Will they use the tools of law as women, for all women?’ She continued as follows:

I think that the real feminist issue is not whether biological males or biological females hold positions of power, although it is utterly essential that women …


Richard Rorty

From Philosophy to Post-Philosophy
by , and / RP 032 (Autumn 1982) / Interview


Post-Marxist Modes of Production

by / RP 020 (Summer 1978) / Article

According to whoever wrote the editorial ‘notes’ for Radical Philosophy 17, ‘the present upsurge of fundamental Marxist researches may indicate an exit route from the circle of philosophy’s deaths and re births, via which the problem of the specificity of “the philosophical” might be both subverted and understood’. And according to Graham Burchell in Radical Philosophy 18, …