Kantianism and Pragmatism: A Response to Margolis

Contemporary Pragmatism 13 (1):118-121 (2016)
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Abstract

In this piece I respond to Joseph Margolis’ article “The Future of Pragmatism’s Second Life.” I make two arguments. First, I argue that Margolis misinterprets the true contest between Kantianism and Pragmatism, and that his vision of Pragmatism’s second life is overly Kantian. Second, I question his conclusion that truths about our agential norms can only ever be ‘second best’.

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Steven Levine
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