Pragmatismus und die Hoffnung auf Solidarität

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Durkheim's and Horkheimer's critiques of pragmatism have often been portrayed as misunderstandings. However, a pragmatist perspective contradicts itself if it claims that its opponents missed the 'true meaning of a text.' Reorienting the discussion towards ideas of truth is equally uninteresting for the pragmatist. The present paper wishes to frame the discussion around the concept of hope instead. For this purpose, the critiques of pragmatism are seen as 'foundationalist theory hope' and 'anti-foundationalist theory hope.' The paper offers a pragmatic concern with hope as a rebuttal.

Translated title of the contributionPragmatism and the hope for solidarity
Original languageGerman
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)241-257
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes