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Pragmatism and Inquiry: Selected Essays

Isaac Levi


This volume presents a series of chapters which investigate the nature of intellectual inquiry: what its aims are and how it operates. The starting-point is the work of the American Pragmatists C. S. Peirce and John Dewey. Inquiry according to Peirce is a struggle to replace doubt by true belief. Dewey insisted that the transformation was from an indeterminate situation to a determinate or non-problematic one. This book's subject is changes in doxastic commitments, which may involve changes in attitudes or changes in situations in which attitudes are entangled. The question what justifies modi ... More

Keywords: intellectual inquiry, C. S. Peirce, John Dewey, true belief, doxastic commitments, attitudes, naturalistic terms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698134
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isaac Levi, author
Columbia University