The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy

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Cheryl Misak presents the first collective study of the development of philosophy in North America, from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century. Twenty-six leading experts examine distinctive features of American philosophy, trace notable themes, and consider the legacy and influence of notable figures. This will be the first reference point for future work on the subject, and a fascinating resource for anyone interested in modern philosophy or American intellectual history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199592470
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,030,305
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Misak is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Provost at the University of Toronto

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Table of Contents

1. Jonathan Edwards and 18th Century Religious Philosophy, Roger Ward
2. Emerson, Romanticism and Classical American Pragmatism, Russell B. Goodman
3. Peirce and Pragmatism: American Connections, Douglas Anderson
4. William James, Henry Jackman
5. John Dewey: Inquiry, Ethics and Democracy, Matthew Festenstein
6. Josiah Royce: Idealism, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism, Kelly Parker
7. George Santayana: Ordinary Reflection Systematized, Glenn Tiller
8. A Pragmatist Wordview: George Herbert Mead's Philosophy of the Act, Cornelis De Waal
9. W.E.B. Dubois: Double-Consciousness, Jamesian Sympathy and the Critical Turn, Mitchell Aboulafia
10. The Pragmatist Family Romance, Robert Westbrook
11. The Reception of Early American Pragmatism, Cheryl Misak
12. Whitehead's Metaphysical System, John Lango
13. Thorstein Veblen and American Social Criticism, Joseph Heath
14. Pragmatism and the Cold War, Robert Talisse
15. Pragmatism and the Given: C.I. Lewis, Quine and Peirce, Chris Hookway
16. W. V. Quine, Arif Ahmed
17. Philosophy of Science in America, Alan Richardson
18. The Influence of Wittgenstein on American Philosophy, Hanjo Glock
19. Placing in a Space of Norms: Neo-Sellarsian Philosophy in the 21st Century, Mark Lance
20. Rorty, Davidson and the Future of Metaphysics in America, Bjorn Ramberg
21. Analytic Philosophy in America, Scott Soames
22. Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Danielle Macbeth
23. Liberal Equality: What, Where and Why, Kok-Chor Tan
24. Legal Philosophy in America, Brian Bix
25. American Moral Philosophy, Brad Hooker
26. Essences, Intersections and American Feminism, Ann Garry

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