What's the use of calling Du Bois a pragmatist?

Paul C. Taylor

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Was W. E. B. Du Bois a pragmatist? Does it matter? This essay argues that reading Du Bois as a pragmatist highlights aspects of his work and life that might otherwise go unnoticed, while also highlighting aspects of pragmatism that often go unappreciated. In addition, this double revelation may help restore to us some important resources for dealing with current social problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-114
Number of pages16
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2004

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  • Philosophy


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