In this paper, I will examine some of the modern debates between pragmatism and so-called "realism," especially those between Richard Rorty and Hilary Putnam. My claim is that many of these debates are based on misunderstandings of the pragmatist tradition. If we rely on Dewey's original ideas, rather than Rorty's reinterpretations of Dewey, these problems can be radically transformed, and in many cases dissolved.
"Rorty, Putnam, and the Pragmatist View of Epistemology and Metaphysics,"
Education and Culture:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol19/iss1/art3