Single Idea 12625

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / D. Empiricism / 3. Pragmatism]

Full Idea

Pragmatism is perhaps the worst idea that philosophy ever had.

Gist of Idea

Pragmatism is the worst idea ever


Jerry A. Fodor (LOT 2 [2008], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Fodor,Jerry A.: 'LOT 2: the Language of Thought Revisited' [OUP 2008], p.9

A Reaction

Not an argument, but an interesting sign of the times. Most major modern American philosophers, such as Quine, seem to fit some loose label of 'pragmatist'. I always smell a feeble relativism, and a refusal to face the interesting questions.