Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

by Roger A. Ward

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Overview

This unique and provocative intellectual history uncovers the deep influence of religious ideas on American philosophical movements.

In this fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition, Roger Ward explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, Ward threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at Dewey, James, Peirce, Rorty, Corrington, and other thinkers, Ward demonstrates that religious themes have deeply influenced the development of American philosophy.

This innovative reading of the American philosophical tradition will be welcomed not only by philosophers, but also by historians and other students of America's religious, intellectual, and cultural legacy.


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ISBN-13: 9780823283118
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: American Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 658 KB

About the Author

Roger Ward is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown College, Kentucky.

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