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Unformatted text preview: Pragmatism & Analytical Philosophy Brian Collins PHI/105_Peter Alvarez Axia College of University of Phoenix Pragmatism & Analytic Philosophy Pragmatism and analytic philosophy are uniquely America movements because the ideas that were contributed by the philosophers of these times were either American or had come to America in order to study and/or teach philosophy. The three pragmatic philosophers were C. S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey. In the 1870s Peirce and James both came together to create a philosophy club in which they discussed pragmatism; and James ultimately had given Peirce the credit for inventing pragmatism as he was the founder of American pragmatism. However, James aggressiveness is the reason why the concept came to be associated. As for pragmatism it rejected the European ideas of such a fixed, absolute truth; instead, they assume that truth is compared to a specific time, place and purpose which is constantly changing as new information is discovered (Moore...
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