Il primato dell’esperienza. La critica della cultura nel pragmatismo

Author/s Tullio Viola
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/67 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 22-35 File size 118 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2020-067003
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This article reconstructs the main phases of the pragmatist critique of culture and highlights its underlying ideas. It emphasizes, in particular, the importance given to the concept of experience, both as the ultimate testing ground for criticism and as the mainstay of all cultural phenomena. This idea begins to emerge in Charles S. Peirce's and William James's reflections on science and religion. However, it is only brought to full maturity by John Dewey in an ambitioned synthesis between philosophy and the social sciences. In turn, Dewey's work displays many points of contact with the work of other scholars working in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. In conclusion, the article touches on an alternative understanding of cultural criticism that comes out of Richard Rorty's ‘neo-pragmatism’.

Keywords: Pragmatism, critique of culture, experience, religion, Peirce, W. James, Dewey

Tullio Viola, Il primato dell’esperienza. La critica della cultura nel pragmatismo in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 67/2020, pp 22-35, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2020-067003