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Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Eugene Fontinell

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Can we, who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times, still believe that we as individual persons are immortal? Indeed, is ... More


Beyond Modernist Culture

Donald J. Morse

in Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter shows how the early Dewey conceives of the concept of a community ideal, and how he uses it in particular to combat the modernism considered as a problematic form of cultural life. ... More


Individual Experience and Social Experience as Sources of Religious Insight

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224845
eISBN:
9780823284894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter addresses individual experience and social experiences as sources of religious insight. The essential conditions for discovering that man needs salvation are these: one must find that ... More


The Hope of the Great Community

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224845
eISBN:
9780823284894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This concluding chapter addresses the ideal issues which are at stake in the present crisis of humanity. It first considers two contrasting views of the world's present moral situation which ... More


Reconciling Liberalism and Communitarianism

Beth J. Singer

in Pragmatism, Rights, and Democracy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823218677
eISBN:
9780823284856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823218677.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the debate between liberalism and communitarianism. It shows that placing a high value on individuals and their rights does not entail sacrificing the common good or the good of ... More


Toward a Field Model of the Self

Eugene Fontinell

in Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter considers the suggestive irony of living in an age characterized by both an obsessive concern for the ego or individual self and a denial that there is any such reality. The first ... More


Coupling Royce's Temporalism with Levinasian Insights

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230549
eISBN:
9780823235919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230549.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines how Royce could make the ethico-religious dimension of his temporalism explicit by incorporating certain insights from Emmanuel Levinas's ... More


The Law of Mind, Association, and Sympathy: Monist “Cosmology Series” and Association Writings, 1890s

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the concepts of sympathy and association in Charles S. Peirce's Monist Cosmology Series and Association Writings published in the 1890s. In these publications, Peirce presents a ... More


John Dewey: His Life and Work

Larry A. Hickman

in John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230181
eISBN:
9780823235339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230181.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an overview of John Dewey's life and work. John Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont, the third of four sons of Archibald Sprague Dewey and Lucina ... More


Josiah Royce's Philosophy of the Community: Danger of the Detached Individual

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on American classical philosopher Josiah Royce's philosophy of the community based on his book titled The World and the Individual. This ... More


“Man’s highest developments are social”: The Individual and the Social in Peirce’s Philosophy of Religion

Gesche Linde

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores some of the semiotic presuppositions and implications of Charles Sanders Peirce's philosophy of religion from the perspective of his semiotic final draft of 1905. More ... More


The Dissenting Voice of Charles Peirce: Individuality, Community, and Transfiguration

Vincent Colapietro

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores Charles Sanders Peirce's reflections on individuality, community, religion, and the social self. The social self is a transfigured agent, and central to this transfiguration is ... More


A Community of Psyches: Santayana on Society

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs argues that the individual is the only moral substance (not atoms, not the state), for it alone is the seat of consciousness and desire required for action. Communities and organizations may ... More


Leaving Others Alone

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs argues that we should leave others alone, especially those with natures and hence goods different from our own. This means leaving them enough “operational space” to exercise their choices and ... More


Peirce, Santayana, and the Large Facts

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs notes seven important similarities Santayana and Peirce share, including commitments to realism, naturalism, and the existence of universals. Despite these commonalities, Lachs finds their ... More


Individuals Ain’t Ones: Who We Are in Royce’s World

Douglas R. Anderson

in The Relevance of Royce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255283
eISBN:
9780823261130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255283.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In this essay I explore Royce's use of the term “individual.” I argue that, following the inspiration of Charles Peirce, Royce develops a notion of the individual that involves a community. That is, ... More


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