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The Elements of the Conception of Good Life in Classical Pragmatist Ethics

(Original title: Východiská koncepcie dobrého života v etike klasického pragmatizmu)
Filozofia, 63 (2008), 4, 328-335.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers a discussion of the fundamental principles of the conception of good life as articulated in the classical pragmatist ethics. These principles can be found in Peirce’s „ethical cognitivism“, in James’s ideas of moral life as well as in Dewey’s comprehensive reconstruction of social ethics. Pragmatism provides flexible, imaginative, pluralistic, anti-dogmatic and non-hedonistic conception rather than a ready-made instructions for solving the problems of good life.


Classical pragmatist ethics, Good life, Pluralism, Ethical imagination, Practice

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