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The Scope of Holistic Pragmatism

Press. [10] Kuhn, T. S. (1962/1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolution. 2nd ed. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. [11] Phillips, D.Z. (1992). Interventions in Ethics. Albany: SUNY Press. [12] Pihlström, S. (2003a). Naturalizing the Transcendental: A Pragmatic View. Amherst, NY: Prometheus/Humanity Books. [13] Pihlström, S. (2003b). Book Review of White’s A Philosophy of Culture: The Scope of Holistic Pragmatism. In Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 39, 305–313. [14] Pihlström, S. (2005). Pragmatic Moral Realism: A

Semantics and the Philosophy of Culture Katarzyna Rosner Philosophers of language and philosophers of culture have often emphasized that language is the basis of the whole human culture. This has been epitomized in such famous phrases as "the frontiers of my language are the frontiers of my world" or "there is no thinking beyond language", as well as in the Tartu conception of culture as a set of semiotic systems, where the ethnic language forms the primary modelling system, or in philosophical anthropology, where man is considered as the speaking animal

Samantha Matherne (Santa Cruz) Marburg Neo-Kantianism as Philosophy of Culture 1 Introduction Although Ernst Cassirer is correctly regarded as one of the foremost figures in the Neo-Kantian movement that dominated Germany from 1870– 1920, specifying ex- actly what his Neo-Kantianism amounts to can be a challenge. Not only must we clarify what his commitments are as a member of the so-called Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism, but also given the shift between his early philosophy of mathematics and natural science to his later philosophy of culture, we must con

XI Philosophy as Philosophy of Culture T HE EPISTEMOLOGIST WHO ACCEPTS HOLISTICpragmatism may initially defend it by em- pirically observing the behavior of scientists, but he may later come to regard it as a rule rather than a descriptive statement. When sup- porting it empirically, he may treat it as an experimenter treats the statement “All gases expand in accordance with Boyle’s Law”—that is, by deducing consequences from “All scientists test their hypothe- ses in accordance with holistic pragmatism” in order to see whether it is confirmed or disconfirmed by

C H A P T E R 1 Prologue to A Philosophy of Culture (2002) I BEGAN MY serious philosophical thinking under the influence of several major currents of thought, among them the pragmatism of John Dewey and the analytic philosophy of G. E. Moore. I found Moore a persuasive advocate of the view that the philosopher should analyze extralinguistic concepts, attributes, or proposi- tions, and arrive at truths that are analytic and not dependent on experience for their support; but I soon discovered that Moore was unsure about the notion of analysis that underlay his main

Teleology and Moral Action in Kant’s Philosophy of Culture Jeffrey Wilson In this paper, I outline Kant’s philosophy of culture in relation to teleo- logical judgments, chiefly as exposited in the Critique of Judgment, and I show what roles teleological judgment in general and culture in particular play in Kant’s philosophy of moral action. I begin with Kant’s view of na- ture as organic, i. e. , as possessing a systematic purposive unity even with regard to apparently contingent particulars. Nature is organic in at least two senses for Kant. First, it contains

I Holistic Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Culture MY PURPOSE IN THIS BOOK IS TO PRESENT Aphilosophical discussion of the main ele- ments of civilization or culture such as science, law, religion, politics, art, and history, a discussion in which I expound and defend a holis- tic, empirical, and pragmatic approach. Around the beginning of the twentieth century,William James and JohnDewey prepared the way for pragmatic inquiry into the elements of culture that was further developed in the second half of the century by W. V. Quine’s writ- ings on the method of

Sebastian Luft (Milwaukee) The A Priori of Culture: Philosophy of Culture Between Rationalism and Relativism. The Example of Lévi-Strauss’ Structural Anthropology 1 From Kant’s Transcendental Idealism to Cassirer’s Symbolic Idealism: The Project of a Philosophy of Culture When Cassirer declares, in the Introduction to the first volume of The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, that the critique of reason should come forth as a critique of culture, this is more than a rhetorical pronouncement. His ambitions are grand: what Kant had achieved for reason and a fortiori for