"Pragmatism is experiencing a resurgence in law, philosophy and social science, with pragmatists seeking a consistent, comprehensive and productive understanding of social life. In its four sections Renascent Pragmatism aids the reinvigoration of pragmatism as an important intellectual tradition and contributor to inquiry and change in social life. The book is a first of its kind for combining essays on theory, method, public policy and empirical scholarship, presenting contributions from philosophers, legal scholars and social scientists. Throughout the book, the concrete linkage between policy, theory and method is emphasized, while recognizing the philosophical tradition in which the inquiries and prescriptions rest."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2003 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I: PRAGMATIC PHILOSOPHY ON SOCIAL, LEGAL, AND SCHOLARLY PRACTICE chapter 1 The "Democracy of Self Devotion": Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Pragmatism / William G. Weaver chapter 2 The Dilemma of Democracy: Diversity of Interests and Common Experiences / Charlene Haddock Seigfried chapter 3 A Pragmatic Response to the Embarrassing Problems of Ideology Critique in Socio-Legal Studies / Brian Z Tamanaha chapter 4 Pragmatic Legal Norms / Murray J Leaf part PART II: UPDATING PRAGMATIST INFORMED METHODS OF INQUIRY chapter 5 Ethnography and Pragmatism / Murray J. Leaf chapter 6 The Mathematical Metaphysics of Measurement and Metrology: Towards Meaningful Quantification in the Human Sciences / William P. Fisher Jr part PART III: PRAGMATISTS' PERSPECTIVES ON POLICY AND POLITICS chapter 7 The Pragmatic Policy Analyst Anne Laras on Schneider and Helen Ingram chapter 8 Does Consensus Work? A Pragmatic Approach to Public Participation in the Regulatory Process / Cary Coglianese part PART IV: EMPIRICAL STUDIES FROM PRAGMATIST PERSPECTIVES chapter 9 A Pragmatist Theory of Social Movement Leadership / Alfonso Morales chapter 10 Public Interest Lawyering and the Pragmatist Dilemma / Peter Margulies.