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Moral Issues and Social Problems

MARCUS GEORGE SINGER

in The Ideal of a Rational Morality: Philosophical Compositions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250210
eISBN:
9780191681264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250210.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At the beginning of one of his inimitable discourses William James once said: ‘I am only a philosopher, and there is only one thing that a philosopher ... More


Pragmatism in the Americas

Gregory Fernando Pappas (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

In the last ten years, investigators worldwide have focused on the connections between the philosophy of classical figures in American pragmatism (e.g., William James, Charles Peirce, and John Dewey) ... More


A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Bruce Kuklick

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

I have been selective in my emphases rather than encyclopaedic and exhaustive. In focusing on American philosophy, the book makes implicit claims about thought and life related to a peculiar western ... More


Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Donald J. Morse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book considers John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and aims to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. ... More


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 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


An American Angle of Vision, Part 2

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/9780823226627.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on the impact of cultural formulations on the intellectual sector in America. It suggests that with all the massive cultural reformulations ... More


The American Philosophical Tradition as Progressively Enriched Naturalism

Peter Hare

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter comments on Arnold Berleant's address entitled “Metapragmatism and the Future of American Philosophy,” delivered at the meeting of Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy held ... More


Afterword: “Some Dim, Random Way”

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The afterword briefly summarizes the major conclusions of the book and gestures at how they shift wider discussions about philosophy and literature in general and American philosophy and American ... More


Ethnic Philosophy and Latin American Philosophy

Susana Nuccetelli

in Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169448
eISBN:
9780231537728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169448.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges Jorge J. E. Gracia's notion of ethnic philosophy, arguing that it does not do justice to both philosophy and Latin American philosophy on two fronts: it does not present an ... More


Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Response

Jorge J. E. Gracia

in Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169448
eISBN:
9780231537728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169448.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Jorge J. E. Gracia responds to criticisms of his views about the question of Hispanic/Latino identity and its impact in the United States. In his book Hispanic/Latino Identity ... More


Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life

Mathew A. Foust

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242696
eISBN:
9780823242733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242696.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

As a virtue, loyalty has an ambiguous place in our thinking about moral judgments. We lauded the loyalty of firefighters who risked their lives to save others on 9/11, while condemning the loyalty of ... More


Spires of Influence: The Importance of Emerson for Classical American Philosophy

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/9780823226627.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on the importance of Ralph Waldo Emerson for classical American philosophy. It explains that despite the differences and disagreements among ... 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


Hispanics/Latinos, Labels, and Latino Philosophy

Renzo Llorente

in Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia and His Critics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169448
eISBN:
9780231537728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169448.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges Jorge J. E. Gracia's views about the nature of identity, the meaning of ethnic labels, the sociology of American philosophy, individuation, and linguistic rights. It focuses ... More


The Future of American Philosophy

Peter Hare

in Pragmatism with Purpose: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264322
eISBN:
9780823266777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the future of American philosophy: where it is headed, what challenges it faces, and what strategies from our past appear to be the most promising for solving modern problems. ... More


The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Ryan White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American ... More


Pragmatic Intellectuals: Facing Loss in the Spirit of American Philosophy

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Pragmatism was granted its own Indian summer at the close of its first century. Despite their emphasis on practice, pragmatists are, for ordinary persons, simply parts of the aggregate of ... More


Royce, Philosophy, and Wandering: A Job Description

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Josiah Royce's discussions of American philosophy. It presents a letter addressed to G. Stanley Hall in February 1898, concerning the teaching of philosophy to philosophically ... More


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