Pragmatism and Culture – East and West

March 2, 2021

Pragmatism is the United States’ most significant and distinctive philosophical school. In this recording of a live online talk, Julian Baggini argues that this philosophy reflects core features of American culture but that folk-pragmatism would benefit from paying more attention to philosophical pragmatism. He also compares American pragmatism with schools in other traditions, especially East Asian Confucian and Buddhist thought. He also considers how pragmatism relates both to British empiricism and to continental European postmodernism and deconstruction.

Julian Baggini

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