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Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Roger A. Ward

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards ... More


The Philosophical Structure of Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter aims to show the significance of the structure of conversion in Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections. The larger goal, however, has been to call attention to the centrality of ... More


Habit, Habit Change, and Conversion in C. S. Peirce

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins by evaluating several avenues of connecting C. S. Peirce’s philosophical program and religious conversion. Next, it turns to an exposition of Peirce’s understanding of habit and ... More


Reconstructing Faith: Religious Overcoming in Dewey’s Pragmatism

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter follows the structure of the three essays that comprise John Dewey’s A Common Faith. The first section examines Dewey’s notion of the transformation to the religious attitude in ... More


Transforming Obligation in William James

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter describes the connection between the obligation William James finds in the reflective life and the resultant personal transformation that provides access to the meaning of that ... More


Creative Transformation: The Work of Conversion

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter extends the critique of transformation in American philosophy by looking at conversion thematically. It argues that the American philosophers are convinced that a genuine transformation ... More


The Evasion of Conversion in Recent American Philosophy

Roger A. Ward and Roger A. Ward

in Conversion in American Philosophy: Exploring the Practice of Transformation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823223138
eISBN:
9780823284740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223138.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on three contemporary philosophers who have contributed significantly to the development of pragmatism and American philosophy: Richard Rorty, Cornel West, and Robert Corrington. ... More


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