Classical American Philosophy

Classical American Philosophy

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Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead: each of these individuals is an original and historically important thinker; each is an essential contributor to the period, perspective, and tradition of classical American philosophy; and each speaks directly, imaginatively, critically, and wisely to our contemporary global society, its distant possibilities for improvement, and its massive, pressing problems. From the initiative of pragmatism in approximately 1870 to Dewey's final work after World War II, classical American philosophy has come to represent the critical articulation of attitudes, outlooks, and forms of life imbedded in the culture from which it arose. John Stuhr brings together the works of these foremost thinkers to present a comprehensive collection in American philosophy. Extensive introductory essays, written especially for this volume by leading scholars of the subject, provide not only the bibliographical and cultural contexts necessary to a full appreciation of each thinker, but also original critical and interpretive philosophical observations.show more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 166.4 x 235 x 22.6mm | 811.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195041984
  • 9780195041989

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This book presents the essential writings of the major figures of classical American philosophy. Drawing on the most authoritative texts, John Stuhr brings together substantial selections from the works of Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead, capturing the essential thoughts, concerns, and spirit of these philosophers. Extensive introductory essays, written especially for this volume by leading scholars necessary to a full appreciation of each thinker, but also original critical and interpretive philosophical observations. Suggestions for further reading are included as an additional aid to the student.show more

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