This collection is an attempt by a diverse range of authors to reignite interest in C.I. Lewis's work within the pragmatist and analytic traditions. Although pragmatism has enjoyed a renewed popularity in the past thirty years, some influential pragmatists have been overlooked. C. I. Lewis is arguably the most important of overlooked pragmatists and was highly influential within his own time period. The volume assembles a wide range of perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of Lewis's contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, semantics, philosophy of science, and ethics.
Peter Olen teaches philosophy at Lake Sumter State College, USA.
Carl Sachs is an assistant professor of philosophy at Marymount University, USA.
1. Editors' Introduction
2. C.I. Lewis? A Significant Figure in American Pragmatism: Tracing Lines of Influence and Affinities of Themes and Ideas.
3. C.I. Lewis: From Conceptual Pragmatism to Contemporary Metaethics
4. Diverging Paths? Conceptual Pragmatism and Logical Empiricism
5. The Given, the Pragmatic A Priori and Scientific Change.
6. Pragmatism, Apriority, and Modality: C. I. Lewis against Russell's Material Implication
7. The Pragmatic Theory of the A Priori
8. Empiricism, Pragmatic Realism and the A Priori in Mind and the World Order
9. Sellars and Lewis on the Given and Empirical Knowledge