This book is a simplified introduction to the philosophical tradition called pragmatism, the only major philosophical tradition to have developed entirely in the United States. While the philosophers we will look at in this book are all lumped together as “pragmatists,” there is no doctrine that they all have in common. In fact, “pragmatism” means something slightly different for each one of them. The book examines various classical and contemporary American pragmatists. Are you confused about pragmatism? This book is a must read for you.