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    Smile when you’re winning: how to become a Cambridge pragmatist

    Lillehammer, Hallvard (2017) Smile when you’re winning: how to become a Cambridge pragmatist. Proceedings of the British Academy , ISSN 0068-1202.

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    This paper traces the development of a particular current of thought known under the label ‘pragmatism’ during the last part of the Twentieth Century and at the beginning of the Twenty-first, and latterly associated with the work of Simon Blackburn and Huw Price. Three questions are addressed. First, how did this current of thought actually develop? Second, does this current of thought constitute a single, coherent, theoretical outlook? Third, does this current of thought constitute an attractive philosophical outlook? In answering these questions, attention is drawn to a tension between the two main proponents of this current of thought, namely the different attitudes they take to the naturalist ‘master narrative’ on which it depends.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Pragmatism in Britain in the Long Twentieth Century: Proccedings of the 2014 Dawes Hicks Symposium - Sheryl Misak Huw Price (ed.) ISBN: 9780197266168
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Hallvard Lillehammer
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 13:38
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:20


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