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This essay is about the role of interpretation in literature and in life, while making the case for the validity of rival interpretations both on cognitive and other grounds. It compares relativism of interpretation to pluralism of interpretatiion.

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Why is it important?

Examines the problem from the perspective of contemporary pragmatism


The essay considers the work of a former mentor.

Richard Shusterman

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This page is a summary of: Pragmatism and Interpretation: Radical, Relativistic, but not Unruly, Contemporary Pragmatism, May 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/18758185-bja10035.
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