Pragmatism and Social Hope: Deepening Democracy in Global Contexts. Judith M. Green. New York, Columbia University Press, 2008. Pp. x 1 292. Hbk. $34.50, d24.00.
This article commends Judith Green for reviving pragmatism as a persuasive basis for deepening democracy in her latest book Pragmatism and Social Hope. It highlights her criticisms of neopragmatist Richard Rorty and describes the useful directives she provides for developing a unifying and mobilizing hopeful vision for the future. Finally, it spells out the educational implications resulting from Green’s inspiring call to participatory democracy.
Journal of Philsophy of Education
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STITZLEIN, S. M. (2009), Reviving Social Hope and Pragmatism in Troubled Times. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 43: 657–663. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2009.00729.x