What's the Problem with Problem-Solving? Language, Skepticism, and Pragmatism

Authors: Saito, Naoko; Standish, Paul

Source: Contemporary Pragmatism, Volume 6, Number 1, 1 June 2009 , pp. 153-167(15)

Publisher: Rodopi

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Abstract:

We critically examine pragmatism's approach to skepticism and try to elucidate its certain limits. The central questions to be addressed are: whether “skepticism” interpreted through the lens of problem-solving does justice to the human condition; and whether the problem-solving approach to skepticism can do justice to pragmatism's self-proclaimed anti-foundationalism. We then examine Stanley Cavell's criticism of Dewey's “problem-solving” approach. We propose a shift from the problem-solving approach's eagerness for solutions to a more Wittgensteinian and Emersonian project of dissolution.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2009

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