Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy

Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy : Essential Readings and Interpretive Essays

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Here, in a single volume, is a comprehensive and definitive account of pragmatism and classical American philosophy. Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy, now revised and expanded in this second edition, presents the essential writings of the major philosophers of this tradition: Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead. Illuminating introductory essays, written especially for this volume by distinguished scholars of American philosophy, provide biographical and cultural context as well as original critical and interpretive perspectives. This edition also includes all new selections and interpretive essays that situate pragmatism and classical American philosophy in a wider American philosphical context, including: Ralph Waldo Emerson and transcendentalism; Jane Addams, feminism, and writings of American women; Borden Parker Bowne, personalism, and idealism; Alain Locke and Afro-American thought; and John Herman Randall, Jr., nationalism and realism. Up-to-date suggestions for further reading will benefit both introductory and advanced readers. This American intellectual tradition speaks insightfully, creatively, and critically to our contemporary global society and its pressing problems. In unmatched quality and quantity, Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy provides the resources necessary to understand and act on these more

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  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 174 x 242.8 x 38.1mm | 1,211.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 8 line illustrations
  • 0195118294
  • 9780195118292

Table of contents

Contributors ; Preface ; INTRODUCTION: CLASSICAL AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY ; I. PROLOGUE ; RALPH WALDO EMERSON ; Introduction ; The American Scholar ; Self-Reliance ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; II. CLASSICAL AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY ; CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE ; Introduction ; Some Consequences of Four Incapacities ; The Fixation of Belief ; How to Make Our Ideas Clear ; The Doctrine of Necessity Examined ; The Categories and the Study of Signs ; What Pragmatism Is ; Issues of Pragmatism ; A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; WILLIAM JAMES ; Introduction ; The Types of Philosophic Thinking ; The Stream of Thought ; A World of Pure Experience ; What Pragmatism Means ; The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life ; The Dilemma of Determinism ; The Will to Believe ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; JOSIAH ROYCE ; Introduction ; The Temporal and the Eternal ; The Body and the Members ; The Will to Interpret ; Loyalty to Loyalty, Truth, and Reality ; Loyalty and Religion ; Provincialism ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; GEORGE SANTAYANA ; Introduction ; The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy ; Some Meanings of the Word "Is" ; Skepticism ; Essence ; Substance ; Teleology and Psyche ; Hypostatic Ethics ; The Implied Being of Truth ; Spirit ; Liberation ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; JOHN DEWEY ; Introduction ; The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy ; The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism ; Experience and Philosophic Method ; Existence as Precarious and Stable ; Nature, Communication, and Meaning ; The Pattern of Inquiry ; Education as Growth ; The Lost Individual ; Search for the Great Community ; The Live Creature and Aesthetic Experience ; Faith and Its Object ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; GEORGE HERBERT MEAD ; Introduction ; The Vocal Gesture and the Significant Symbol ; Thought, Communicaitn, and the Signficant Symbol ; Meaning ; The Nature of Reflective Intelligence ; The Nature of Scientific Knowledge ; Play, the Game, and the Generalized OTher ; The "I" and the "Me" ; The Philosophical Basis of Ethics ; Science Raises Problems for Philosophy - Realism and Pragmatism ; The Present as the Locus of Reality ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; III. CONTEXTS ; FEMINISM AND THE WRITINGS OF AMERICAN WOMEN ; Introduction ; Jane Addams: A Function of the Social Settlement ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; AMERICAN IDEALISM AND PERSONALISM ; Introduction ; Borden Parker Bowne: The Failure of Impersonalism ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY ; Introduction ; Alain Locke: The Ethics of Culture, Values, and Imperatives ; Suggestions for Further Reading ; AMERICAN NATURALISM ; Introduction ; John Herman Randall, Jr.: Empirical Pluralism and Unifications of Nature ; Suggestions for Further Readingshow more

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