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On Knowing--The Social Sciences

Richard P. McKeon, David B. Owen, and Joanne K. Olson


As a philosopher, the author spent his career developing Pragmatism in a new key, specifically by tracing the ways in which philosophic problems arise in fields other than philosophy—across the natural and social sciences and aesthetics—and showed the ways in which any problem, pushed back to its beginning or taken to its end, is a philosophic problem. The roots of this book are traced to the author's classes where he blended philosophy with physics, ethics, politics, history, and aesthetics. This volume leaves behind natural science themes to embrace freedom, power, and history, which, it arg ... More

Keywords: pragmatism, philosophic problems, freedom, power, human action, philosophic pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226340180
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226340357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard P. McKeon, author

David B. Owen, editor
Iowa State University

Joanne K. Olson, editor
Iowa State University

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