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|Pragmatism||VI 92 ff: pragmatism thinks it is pointless to ask whether neutrinos really are entities or are merely useful heuristic fictions. VI 105
Difference/Pragmatism: every difference must make a difference in terms of practice.
G.K. ChestertonVsPragmatism: "Pragmatism is about human needs, and one of the most important human needs is to be more than a pragmatist."
Language/Sellars: cannot be verified at all on the base of non-linguistic things! Rorty: Therefore, only utility is interesting for pragmatism.
There is nothing non-human, to which we are committed!
Preference for small compromises rather than large theoretical syntheses. VI 290
Truth/pragmatism/benefits/James/Rorty: contrary to some problematic formulations by James the truth is timeless, so it cannot be mixed up with benefits - (RortyVsJames) -
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000