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The uniqueness of pragmatism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 July 2009

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This article was first presented as a lecture. In it, Hilary Putnam sets out what he thinks is unique about pragmatism, and also what he believes is valuable in it.

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Copyright © The Royal Institute of Philosophy 2004

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