American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present

American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present

By: Erin McKenna (author), Scott L. Pratt (author)Paperback

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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.

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Erin McKenna is Professor of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University, USA. Scott L. Pratt is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, USA.


Prologue Chapter 1: Introduction PART I-1894-1918 Chapter 2: Defining Pluralism: Simon Pokagon, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and T. Thomas Fortune. Chapter 3: Evolution and American Indian Philosophy Chapter 4: Feminist Resistance: Anna Julia Cooper, Jane Addams, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman Chapter 5: Labor, Empire and the Social Gospel: Washington Gladden, Walter Rauschenbusch, and Jane Addams Chapter 6: A New Name for an Old Way of Thinking: William James Chapter 7: Making Ideas Clear: Charles Sanders Peirce Chapter 8: The Beloved Community and its Discontents: Josiah Royce and the Realists Chapter 9: War, Anarchism, and Sex: Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger Chapter 10: Democracy and Social Ethics: John Dewey Chapter 11: Naturalism and Idealism, Fear and Conventionality: Mary Whiton Calkins and Elsie Clews Parsons PART II-1918-1939 Chapter 12: Race Riots and the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois Chapter 13: Philosophy Reacts: Hartley Burr Alexander and Morris R. Cohen Chapter 14: Creative Experience: Mary Parker Follett Chapter 15: Cultural Pluralism: Horace Kallen and Alain Locke PART III-1939-1979 Chapter 16: War and the Rise of Logical Positivism: Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap Chapter 17: McCarthyism and American Empiricism: Jacob Loewenberg, Henry Sheffer, C. I. Lewis, and Charles Morris Chapter 18: The Linguistic Turn: Gustav Bergmann, May Brodbeck, and W. V. O. Quine Chapter 19: Resisting the Turn: Donald Davidson, Wilfrid Sellars, and the "Pluralist Rebellion" PART IV-Applying Philosophy Chapter 20: Philosophy Outside: John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Joseph Wood Krutch, and Rachel Carson Chapter 21: Economics and Technology: Lewis Mumford, C. Wright Mills, and John Kenneth Galbraith Chapter 22: Politics: John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Michael Sandel, Martha Nussbaum, and Noam Chomsky PART V-Social Revolutions Chapter 23: Civil Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Wright and James Baldwin. Chapter 24: Black Power: Malcolm X, James Cone, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Angela Davis, and Cornel West Chapter 25: Latin American American Philosophy Chapter 26: Red Power, Indigenous Philosophy: Vine Deloria, Jr. and Contemporary American Indian Thought Chapter 27: Feminism Chapter 28: Engaged Philosophy and the Environment Part VI: American Philosophy Today Chapter 29: Recovering and Sustaining the American Tradition Chapter 30: American Philosophy Revitalized Chapter 31: The Spirit of American Philosophy in the New Century

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  • publication date: 26/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781441175182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781441175182
  • weight: 704
  • ISBN10: 1441175180

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