Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life by Lenart Skof

By Lenart Skof

The publication is a contribution to the fields of pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and social and political ethics. The argument within the ebook runs alongside strains: first of all, 4 pragmatist philosophers (William James, John Dewey, Richard Rorty, and Roberto Mangabeira Unger) are mentioned via placing them into their respective intercultural contexts. they're interpreted as philosophers that were/are both explicitly or implicitly associated with a number of the key tenets in comparative and/or intercultural philosophy of the twentieth/twenty-first century. Secondly, the publication appears to be like to their specific works and discusses the function of the physique and its very important moral strength. of their respective contexts, it appears on the chances for linking James, Dewey, Rorty, and Unger to the unique notion of the interculturally orientated moral pragmatism. during this exercise, the ebook additionally methods the philosophies of Arthur Schopenhauer, Luce Irigaray, and Enrique Dussel that allows you to express their value for a ancient and modern (feminist and intercultural/global) debate concerning the philosophy of yankee pragmatism. The ebook concludes with chapters — i.e. with a dialogue of Irigaray’s ‘ethical pragmatism’ and eventually with a few reflections on modern Slovenian and French philosophy (Žižek, Badiou) as associated with the communism-democracy controversy. In either circumstances, back, pragmatist and intercultural tools are hired and the position of the physique of their respective oeuvres is reflected.

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