It may be argued that it is, to a significant extent, the »Kantian« nature of pragmatism, as well as the ability of pragmatism to critically reinterpret, transform, and further develop some key Kantian ideas, that makes pragmatism a highly relevant philosophical approach today – in, e. g., metaphysical and epistemological discussions of realism and idealism, ethics and axiology, the philosophy of religion, and many other fields. This entry articulates some central aspects in which pragmatism, early and late, can be regarded as a Kantian philosophy, focusing on the nature of metaphysics, the relation between fact and value, and religion. The charge (by some pragmatists) that pragmatism is essentially anti-Kantian is also briefly examined. Clearly, the towering figure of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) cannot be neglected in serious pragmatism scholarship.
Pihlström, S. (2018)., Kant, in M. Festl (Hrsg.), Handbuch Pragmatismus, Stuttgart, Metzler, pp. 243-249.
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