Is it sometime yet?

Paul C. Taylor

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It has become fashionable to claim that Barack Obama is a philosophical pragmatist, committed to Deweyan convictions rather than to the vulgar practicalism of political expediency. This reading is meant to explain certain aspects of Mr. Obama's public life, and to demonstrate the coherence of his ethical vision. I'll suggest that the appeal of the reading has less to do with the evidence in its favor, which is equivocal at best, than with the deeper desires that it seems to satisfy. Editions Rodopi

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalContemporary Pragmatism
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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  • Philosophy


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