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Building a Social Democracy : The Promise of Rhetorical Pragmatism (Hardcover) (Robert Danisch)

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Building a Social Democracy offers an alternative intellectual history of American pragmatism, one that tries to reclaim the middle of the twentieth century in order to push neo-pragmatism beyond its philosophical limitations. Danisch argues that the major entailment of the invention of American pragmatism at the beginning of the twentieth century is that rhetorical practices are the rightful object of study and means of improving democratic life. Pragmatism entails a commitment to rhetoric. Rhetorical pragmatism is intended to be more faithful to the project of first generation pragmatism, to offer insight into the ways in which rhetoric operates in contemporary democratic cultures, to recommend practices, methods, and modes of action for improving contemporary democratic cultures, and to subordinate philosophy to rhetoric by reimagining appropriate ways for pragmatist scholarship and social research to advance.
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Rhetoric
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Robert Danisch
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2015
TCIN: 50510036
UPC: 9781498517775
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-8823
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