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Catharine P. Wells

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., And William James: The Bad Man And The Moral Life, Catharine Wells Dec 1999

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., And William James: The Bad Man And The Moral Life, Catharine Wells

Catharine P. Wells

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Why Pragmatism Works For Me, Catharine Wells Dec 1999

Why Pragmatism Works For Me, Catharine Wells

Catharine P. Wells

In this Article the author explores the growth of her interest in pragmatic legal theory. Pragmatism is often portrayed as a kind of black hole in the philosophical universe. It is defined not by the weight of its theories but instead by the counterweight of its anti-theoretical teachings. Whatever the reason, pragmatism's lack of adherents has resulted in a number of misconceptions about its limitations. Among them are: (1) Pragmatism is banal in the sense that it only tells us to continue with our common sense practices (2) Pragmatism is relativistic in that it reduces everything to viewpoint and ...