The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy

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Cheryl Misak presents the first collective study of the development of philosophy in North America, from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century. Twenty-six leading experts examine distinctive features of American philosophy, trace notable themes, and consider the legacy and influence of notable figures. This will be the first reference point for future work on the subject, and a fascinating resource for anyone interested in modern philosophy or American
intellectual history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 175 x 252 x 40mm | 1,277g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199219311
  • 9780199219315

Table of contents

1. Jonathan Edwards and 18th Century Religious Philosophy ; 2. Emerson, Romanticism and Classical American Pragmatism ; 3. Peirce and Pragmatism: American Connections ; 4. William James ; 5. John Dewey: Inquiry, Ethics and Democracy ; 6. Josiah Royce: Idealism, Transcendentalism, Pragmatism ; 7. George Santayana: Ordinary Reflection Systematized ; 8. A Pragmatist Wordview: George Herbert Mead's Philosophy of the Act ; 9. W.E.B. Dubois: Double-Consciousness, Jamesian Sympathy and the Critical Turn ; 10. The Pragmatist Family Romance ; 11. The Reception of Early American Pragmatism ; 12. Whitehead's Metaphysical System ; 13. Thorstein Veblen and American Social Criticism ; 14. Pragmatism and the Cold War ; 15. Pragmatism and the Given: C.I. Lewis, Quine and Peirce ; 16. W. V. Quine ; 17. Philosophy of Science in America ; 18. The Influence of Wittgenstein on American Philosophy ; 19. Placing in a Space of Norms: Neo-Sellarsian Philosophy in the 21st Century ; 20. Rorty, Davidson and the Future of Metaphysics in America ; 21. Analytic Philosophy in America ; 22. Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics ; 23. Liberal Equality: What, Where and Why ; 24. Legal Philosophy in America ; 25. American Moral Philosophy ; 26. Essences, Intersections and American Feminism
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About Cheryl Misak

Cheryl Misak is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Provost at the University of Toronto
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