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Dr. John Woell

In his new book “Peirce, James, and a Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion,” Dr. John Woell (LIHC) argues that contemporary readings of early American pragmatism fail to shed much light on the works of Charles Sanders Peirce and William James because the contemporary debates among metaphysical realists and antirealists and Realists and Nonrealists with regard to truth depend upon categories the pragmatists rejected. By ridding his reading of that lens, Woell offers a fresh account of the internal relationships among inquiry, beliefs, and their objects in the respective works of Peirce and James. Such a reading makes American pragmatism a fresh resource for philosophy of religion and incites a more productive discussion of the status of the meaning and truth of religious beliefs.

Woell is assistant dean of the Lloyd International Honors College.