I had an epiphany while reading Cathy Legg's article "Predication and the Problem of Universals" in Philosophical Papers 30:2, esp. 139-140.
I had several actually, but one off-hand comment hit me with the force of a eureka moment. She notes that most analytic philosophers (and myself) conflate idealism with anti-realism, but that Peirce was an idealist and a realist (about universals and the mind-independent existence of the external world). She does not define the term "idealist," other than to affirm the reality of ideas, and I lack the sufficient knowledge of Peirce to explain his idealism, but the point was striking because of its unexamined truth. Perhaps this is why so much of classical and neoclassical pragmatism seems odd or wrong-headed to analytic philosophers.
I am quite tired to defending to possibility of a realist phenomenology. It never occured to me how ingrained the notion that idealism, which is what many analytics hear when the word "phenomenology" is uttered, or to do one better they hear "what-it-is-like," which still horribly mangles and misrepresents what it is about, ... that idealism need not be an anti-realism. Part of the reason that it never occurred to me is that I was ferociously encouraged by Thomas Alexander not to think in binaries or -isms--to think in catchphrases rather than definitions--and thus I did not realize how what I and many pragmatists look like they are doing on the face of it, at least to some audiences. I can see now why "panpsychism" has come back into vogue, though it is really a new way of saying "idealism." Don't think so? Did I give a definition of either term? Then you should not be so quick to disagree.
Peirce, and many pragmatists, argue for a modal view of being following Peirce. The notion was later introduced (made popular might be a better word) to continentals through Heidegger. This means that there is more to being or reality than, for instance, existence. There is true universality or generality, which has also been called the Idea. Panpsychism is another way to broach this topic.