This note deals with the debated question of whether, and to what extent, Frank Knight's epistemology was consistent with the general philosophy of American pragmatism. First, in accord with recent interpretations, I provide new evidence illustrating that Knight's views on science, knowledge and related philosophical topics present some important similarities with the pragmatic tradition. Second, I attempt to demonstrate that Knight's unsympathetic reading of Dewy and pragmatism was, to a relevant extent, a consequence of his aversion to the so-called scientific wing of American interwar institutionalism. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|
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- History and Philosophy of Science