Philosophy in America Interpretive Essays

ISBN-10: 0131833065
ISBN-13: 9780131833067
Edition: 2004
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Description: Bruce S. Silver and Nancy A. Stanlick have produced two volumes that present selections from American philosophy, 1720 to the present, and interpretative essays on important philosophers, social reformers, and political activists working throughout  More...

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Book details

List price: $97.60
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Bruce S. Silver and Nancy A. Stanlick have produced two volumes that present selections from American philosophy, 1720 to the present, and interpretative essays on important philosophers, social reformers, and political activists working throughout the same period. Volume II concentrates on some major thinkers in the history of American philosophy and speculative thought. Features of Philosophy in America: Interpretive Essays bull; bull;Coverage of principal figures, philosophers, and speculative thinkers-Includes discussions of Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, John Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Dewey, and many others. bull;A central emphasis-Shows readers that American philosophy is remarkably rich and varied, and that there is more to it than what begins with the pragmatists. bull;A selective and representative approach-Volume II concentrates on some major thinkers in the history of American philosophy and social thought. It examines certain important philosophers' theories, theses, and arguments in order to acquaint students with a rich philosophical heritage that other texts and narratives often ignore. The selected works in Volume I represent some of the varied and persistent trends in the development of American thought-historically significant and important as they point to the development of ideals and expectations that characterize the American experience.

Philosophy Takes Hold
Self-Made Man and Man-Made Self
Philosophies of Revolution and Resolution
New England Transcendentalism: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Case for Completing the American Revolution
A Positivist Precursor to American Pragmatism
William James and John Dewey: Founders of Pragmatism, A Philosophy Made in America
Idealist and Absolute Pragmatist: Unity, the Absolute and Loyalty
Philosophical Naturalist Par Excellence and More
Philosophical Analysts and the Persistence of Pragmatism
The Continuing Revolution: American Women's Rights and Civil Rights
American Ethics and Politics: The Individual and the Community

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