Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Varieties of Transcendence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hermann Deuser, Hans Joas, Matthias Jung, and Magnus Schlette

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823267576

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 02 August 2021



(p.1) Introduction
The Varieties of Transcendence

Hermann Deuser

Hans Joas

Matthias Jung

Magnus Schlette

Fordham University Press

This book explores theoretical innovations of classical pragmatism and their relevance to a philosophical theory of religion in our time. It considers the ideas of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, and John Dewey on the subject of religion, with particular emphasis on the pragmatist's sensitivity to the ongoing processes to individualize and naturalize human self-understanding. It discusses pragmatic methodology in the philosophy of religion, James's pragmatism and Edgar Sheffield Brightman's personalism as related reactions to the challenges of naturalism and historicism, James's concept of a “sick soul,” and Dewey's concept of experience. It also explores the challenges of contingency in relation to pragmatist philosophy of religion, along with semiotics as the key tool to conceptualizing the significance of transcendence.

Keywords:   pragmatism, religion, self-understanding, personalism, sick soul, contingency, semiotics, transcendence

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .