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American Philosophy by John Kaag

Title American Philosophy
Author John Kaag
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2016-10-11
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780374713119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy and psychology, with whom Kaag feels a deep kinship. It is James’s question “Is life worth living?” that guides this remarkable book. The books Kaag discovers in the Hocking library are crawling with insects and full of mold. But he resolves to restore them, as he immediately recognizes their importance. Not only does the library at West Wind contain handwritten notes from Whitman and inscriptions from Frost, but there are startlingly rare first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As Kaag begins to catalog and read through these priceless volumes, he embarks on a thrilling journey that leads him to the life-affirming tenets of American philosophy—self-reliance, pragmatism, and transcendence—and to a brilliant young Kantian who joins him in the restoration of the Hocking books. Part intellectual history, part memoir, American Philosophy is ultimately about love, freedom, and the role that wisdom can play in turning one’s life around.

Native Pragmatism by Scott L. Pratt

Title Native Pragmatism
Author Scott L. Pratt
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2002
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9780253215192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pragmatism is America's most distinctive philosophy. Generally it has been understood as a development of European thought in response to the "American wilderness." A closer examination, however, reveals that the roots and central commitments of pragmatism are indigenous to North America. Native Pragmatism recovers this history and thus provides the means to re-conceive the scope and potential of American philosophy. Pragmatism has been at best only partially understood by those who focus on its European antecedents. This book casts new light on pragmatism's complex origins and demands a rethinking of African American and feminist thought in the context of the American philosophical tradition. Scott L. Pratt demonstrates that pragmatism and its development involved the work of many thinkers previously overlooked in the history of philosophy.

Title Latin American Philosophy for the 21st Century
Author Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 440
ISBN UCSC:32106015985283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Twenty-two leading Latin American philosophers are featured in this complete anthology on the human condition, values, and the search for identity. Bibliography.

Title American Philosophy An Encyclopedia
Author John Lachs
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2008-03-31
Category Reference
Total Pages 872
ISBN 9781135948863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy provides coverage of the major figures, concepts, historical periods and traditions in American philosophical thought. Containing over 600 entries written by scholars who are experts in the field, this Encyclopedia is the first of its kind. It is a scholarly reference work that is accessible to the ordinary reader by explaining complex ideas in simple terms and providing ample cross-references to facilitate further study. The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy contains a thorough analytical index and will serve as a standard, comprehensive reference work for universities and colleges. Topics covered include: Great philosophers: Emerson, Dewey, James, Royce, Peirce, Santayana Subjects: Pragmatism, Progress, the Future, Knowledge, Democracy, Growth, Truth Influences on American Philosophy: Hegel, Aristotle, Plato, British Enlightenment, Reformation Self-Assessments: Joe Margolis, Donald Davidson, Susan Haack, Peter Hare, John McDermott, Stanley Cavell Ethics: Value, Pleasure, Happiness, Duty, Judgment, Growth Political Philosophy: Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Freedom, Liberalism, Community, Identity

American Philosophy by Nancy A. Stanlick

Title American Philosophy
Author Nancy A. Stanlick
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013
Category History
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9780415689724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Philosophy: The Basics introduces the history of American thought from early Calvinists to the New England Transcendentalists and from contract theory to contemporary African American philosophy. The key question it asks is: what it is that makes American Philosophy unique? This lively and compelling book moves through key periods in the development of American thought from the founding fathers to the transcendentalists and pragmatists to contemporary social commentators. Readers are introduced to: Some of the most important thinkers in American history including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, Charles Sanders Pierce, Thomas Kuhn, Cornel West and many more Developments in five key areas of thought: epistemology, metaphysics, religion and ethics, social philosophy, and political philosophy The contributions of American women, African-Americans and Native Americans. Featuring suggestions for further reading and assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, this is an ideal first introduction for anyone studying or interested in the history of American thought.

American Philosophy by Erin McKenna

Title American Philosophy
Author Erin McKenna
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2015-02-26
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781441178930
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Philosophy offers the first historically framed introduction to the tradition of American philosophy and its contemporary engagement with the world. Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, American philosophy was a means of dealing with conflict and change. In the turbulence of the 21st century, this remains as relevant as ever. Placing the work of present-day American philosophers in the context of a history of resistance, through a philosophical tradition marked by a commitment to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this book tells the story of a philosophy shaped by major events that call for reflection and illustrates the ways in which philosophy is relevant to lived experience. This book presents a survey of the historical development of American philosophy, as well as coverage of key contemporary issues in America including race theory, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the ideal introduction to the work of the major American thinkers, past and present, and the sheer breadth of their ideas and influence.

American Philosophy by Barbara MacKinnon

Title American Philosophy
Author Barbara MacKinnon
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1985-01-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 688
ISBN 0873959221
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This anthology demonstrates the richness and diversity of the American intellectual heritage. In it we see how Jonathan Edwards grapples with the problem of how to reconcile freedom and responsibility with Calvinist religious beliefs; how Franklin and Jefferson exemplified American enlightenment thought; and how the Transcendentalists, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, formulated their particular romantic idealist beliefs. A second and significant portion of the anthology is devoted to Pragmatism. Substantive excerpts from Peirce, James and Dewey, as well as Royce, are collected here. A third part is devoted to other Twentieth-Century American philosophies. No other collection of writings in this field includes the breadth of coverage that this one does. Among the chapters in this third part of the book are those on early Process Philosophy, Phenomenology, Positivism, and Language Philosophies. Selections from such philosophers as Whitehead, Weiss, Buchler, Gurwitsch, Sellars, Quine, Davidson, and Rawls, along with many others are included in this part. A final chapter is devoted to twentieth-century American Moral Philosophy. The book is specifically designed to be used as a text for courses in American philosophy. A substantive introduction that emphasizes the historical setting as well as major interests and ideas of the philosophers accompanies each chapter. Extensive bibliographies and study guide questions follow each chapter. The selections include more than any one course will cover, but in their completeness also allow individual teachers and readers to select what they want.

Title Primal Roots of American Philosophy
Author Bruce Wilshire
Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date 2010-11-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0271041323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Continuing his quest to bring American philosophy back to its roots, Bruce Wilshire connects the work of such thinkers as Thoreau, Emerson, Dewey, and James with Native American beliefs and practices. His search is not for exact parallels, but rather for fundamental affinities between the equally &"organismic&" thought systems of indigenous peoples and classic American philosophers. Wilshire gives particular emphasis to the affinities between Black Elk&’s view of the hoop of the world and Emerson&’s notion of horizon, and also between a shaman&’s healing practices and James&’s ideas of pure experience, willingness to believe, and a pluralistic universe. As these connections come into focus, the book shows how European phenomenology was inspired and influenced by the classic American philosophers, whose own work reveals the inspiration and influence of indigenous thought. Wilshire&’s book also reveals how artificial are the walls that separate the sciences and the humanities in academia, and that separate Continental from Anglo-American thought within the single discipline of philosophy.

Latin American Philosophy by Eduardo Mendieta

Title Latin American Philosophy
Author Eduardo Mendieta
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2003
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 218
ISBN 0253215633
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The essays in this book make it elegantly clear that there is a vigorous and rigorous Latin American philosophy... and that others dismiss it at their peril." --Mario Sáenz The ten essays in this lively anthology move beyond a purely historical consideration of Latin American philosophy to cover recent developments in political and social philosophy as well as innovations in the reception of key philosophical figures from the European Continental tradition. Topics such as indigenous philosophy, multiculturalism, the philosophy of race, democracy, postmodernity, the role of women, and the position of Latin America and Latin Americans in a global age are explored by notable philosophers from the region. An introduction by Eduardo Mendieta examines recent trends and points to the social, political, economic, and cultural conditions that have inspired the discipline. Latin American Philosophy brings English-speaking readers up to date with recent scholarship and points to promising new directions.

Title American Philosophy Today and Other Philosophical Studies
Author Nicholas Rescher
Publisher University Press of Amer
Release Date 1994
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 175
ISBN UOM:39015033315741
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A History Of American Philosophy by Herbert Wallace Schneider

Title A History of American Philosophy
Author Herbert Wallace Schneider
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release Date 1946
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 646
ISBN 8120824547
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The present work treats of several aspects of American philosophy in their historical perspective. The author has interpreted philosophically the revolutionary changes that recent years have brought in the domain of education, church, politics, natural sciences etc. The reader will find herein that American Philosophy is the outgrowth of impacts of new life and new directions imported by waves of immigration. More conspicuous are the recent intellectual imports from Cambridge, Paris and Vienna. The philosophical analysis that grew up in Cambridge under the leadership of Whitehead, russel and Moore, the sophisticated, modernized versions of Catholic scholasticism from Paris and the the schools of value theory, existentialism, phenomenology, logical positivism, psychoanalysis, and socialism from Vienna--these are now pervasive forces in American culture. The author has ventured to predict that the types of philosophical thought described in this volume are being radically revised, reviewed and reconstructed because of these new importations that a decidedly new chapter in American philosophy is being written. The author has tried well to expound what American history teaches or what American philosophy stands for.

America The Philosophical by Carlin Romano

Title America the Philosophical
Author Carlin Romano
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2013
Category History
Total Pages 688
ISBN 9780345804709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Argues that America is a leading philosophical culture in history, outlining an overview of thought to explain that Americans demonstrate a high capacity for intellectual enterprises in the spirit of Greek philosopher, Isocrates.

Philosophy Americana by Douglas R. Anderson

Title Philosophy Americana
Author Douglas R. Anderson
Publisher Fordham Univ Press
Release Date 2006
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9780823225507
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this engaging book, Douglas Anderson begins with the assumption that philosophythe Greek love of wisdomis alive and well in American culture. At the same time, professional philosophy remains relatively invisible.Anderson traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literatureor even popular music? Andersons second aim is to find places where philosophy happens in nonprofessional guisescultural places such as country music, rockn roll, and Beat literature. He not only enlarges the tradition of American philosophers such as John Dewey and William James by examining lesser-known figures such as Henry Bugbee and Thomas Davidson, but finds the theme and ideas of American philosophy in some unexpected places, such as the music of Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, and Bruce Springsteen, and the writings of Jack Kerouac.The idea of philosophy Americana trades on the emergent genre of music Americana, rooted in traditional themes and styles yet engaging our present experiences. The music is popular but not thoroughly driven by economic considerations, and Anderson seeks out an analogous role for philosophical practice, where philosophy and popular culture are co-adventurers in the life of ideas. Philosophy Americana takes seriously Emersons quest for the extraordinary in the ordinary and Jamess belief that popular philosophy and Jamess belief that popular philosophy can still be philosophy.

Title American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner
Author Robert A. McDermott
Publisher SteinerBooks
Release Date 2012
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 262
ISBN 9781584201380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title America s Public Philosopher
Author John Dewey
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2021-01-12
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780231552882
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Dewey was America’s greatest public philosopher. A prolific and influential writer for both scholarly and general audiences, he stands out for the remarkable breadth of his contributions. Dewey was a founder of a distinctly American philosophical tradition, pragmatism, and he spoke out widely on the most important questions of his day. He was a progressive thinker whose deep commitment to democracy led him to courageous stances on issues such as war, civil liberties, and racial, class, and gender inequalities. This book gathers the clearest and most powerful of Dewey’s public writings and shows how they continue to speak to the challenges we face today. An introductory essay and short introductions to each of the texts discuss the current relevance and significance of Dewey’s work and legacy. The book includes forty-six essays on topics such as democracy in the United States, political power, education, economic justice, science and society, and philosophy and culture. These essays inspire optimism for the possibility of a more humane public and political culture, in which citizens share in the pursuit of lifelong education through participation in democratic life. America’s Public Philosopher reveals John Dewey as a powerful example for scholars seeking to address a wider audience and a much-needed voice for all readers in search of intellectual and moral leadership.

Classical American Philosophy by Rebecca L. Farinas

Title Classical American Philosophy
Author Rebecca L. Farinas
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2021-01-14
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781350151369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Classical American Philosophy: Poiesis in the Public Square, Rebecca Farinas takes seven major figures from the American philosophical canon and examines their relationship with an artistic or scientific interlocutor. It is a unique insight into the origins of American philosophy and through case studies such as the friendship between Alain Locke and the biologist E.E. Just and the collaboration between Jane Addams and George Herbert Mead, Farinas provides a new insight into these thinkers' ideas. Her new perspective allows her to move beyond relational aesthetics to consider these theorists' phenomenological, metaphysical, religious and cosmological ideas and reapply them to the modern world. Indeed, the partnerships she examines have proved especially valuable to newer philosophical fields like value theory, ethics, pedagogy and semiotics. Her links between art and science also provide new vantage points on our society's continuing artistic endeavours and technological advances and introduce an exciting new perspective on early American philosophy and its ensuing movements.

Title American Philosophy Before Pragmatism
Author Russell B. Goodman
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2015
Category Philosophy, American
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9780199577545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Russell B. Goodman tells the story of the development of philosophy in America from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century. The key figures in this story, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, the writers of The Federalist, and the romantics (or 'transcendentalists') Emerson and Thoreau, were not professors but men of the world, whose deep formative influence on American thought brought philosophy together with religion, politics, and literature. Goodman considers their work in relation to the philosophers and other thinkers they found important: the deism of John Toland and Matthew Tindal, the moral sense theories of Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and David Hume, the political and religious philosophy of John Locke, the romanticism of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant.--

Contemporary American Philosophy by Adams, George P and Montague, Wm Pepperell

Title Contemporary American Philosophy
Author Adams, George P and Montague, Wm Pepperell
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 456
ISBN 9781317853497
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The American Philosopher by Phillip McReynolds

Title The American Philosopher
Author Phillip McReynolds
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2015-08-20
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781498513166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book shows what it means to be an American philosopher by bringing key figures of contemporary American philosophy together to reflect upon the meaning and import of their life’s work.

American Philosophy by Erin McKenna

Title American Philosophy
Author Erin McKenna
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2015-02-26
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781441183750
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Philosophy offers the first historically framed introduction to the tradition of American philosophy and its contemporary engagement with the world. Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, American philosophy was a means of dealing with conflict and change. In the turbulence of the 21st century, this remains as relevant as ever. Placing the work of present-day American philosophers in the context of a history of resistance, through a philosophical tradition marked by a commitment to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this book tells the story of a philosophy shaped by major events that call for reflection and illustrates the ways in which philosophy is relevant to lived experience. This book presents a survey of the historical development of American philosophy, as well as coverage of key contemporary issues in America including race theory, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the ideal introduction to the work of the major American thinkers, past and present, and the sheer breadth of their ideas and influence.