In Contemporary Pragmatism, Vol. 1, No. 2 (December 2004), 171–178
Steven Fesmire has written an extremely valuable work on John Dewey’s aesthetics of moral intelligence, and hints at (but does not explicate) the generic contextual features required to account for the “spiritual” aspect of moral agency in Dewey. This cannot be elaborated within a Rortyan neo-pragmatism, and appears to require a more robust theory of representation than just the mimetic view that Fesmire (and Rorty) rightly reject.