Pragmatic Fashions

Pluralism, Democracy, Relativism, and the Absurd

by John J. Stuhr

Published by: Indiana University Press

274 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 45 color illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253018915
  • Published: November 2015


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253018847
  • Published: November 2015


  • eBook
  • 9780253018977
  • Published: November 2015


John J. Stuhr, a leading voice in American philosophy, sets forth a view of pragmatism as a personal work of art or fashion. Stuhr develops his pragmatism by putting pluralism forward, setting aside absolutism and nihilism, opening new perspectives on democracy, and focusing on love. He creates a space for a philosophy that is liable to failure and that is experimental, pluralist, relativist, radically empirical, radically democratic, and absurd. Full color illustrations enhance this lyrical commitment to a new version of pragmatism.