Informality and Philosophy: A Response to Margolis

Contemporary Pragmatism 13 (1):122-128 (2016)
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Abstract

Joseph Margolis argues that philosophy must acknowledge its radical informality. I provide a brief account of what Margolis means by informality and its consequences for the practice of a pragmatist philosophy. I discuss his criticism of Robert Brandom's analytic pragmatism on the grounds that it overemphasizes the potential gains of a formal approach. I highlight two concerns with Margolis’ insistence on informality recommending a reduced emphasis on the consequences of informality for the pragmatist philosopher.

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Afterword.[author unknown] - 2007 - Mediaevalia 28 (Special Issue):187-188.
The Future of Pragmatism’s Second Life.Joseph Margolis - 2016 - Contemporary Pragmatism 13 (1):89-117.

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