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America's Philosophical Vision - John E. Smith

America's Philosophical Vision

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Published: 1st January 1992
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In these previously uncollected essays, Smith argues that
American philosophers like Peirce, James, Royce, and
Dewey have forged a unique philosophical tradition--one
that is rich and complex enough to represent a genuine
alternative to the analytic, phenomenological, and
hermeneutical traditions which have originated in Britain
or Europe.
"In my judgment, John Smith has no equal today in
combining two scholarly qualities: the analysis of
philosophical texts with penetration and rigor, and the
discernment of what it is in these texts that matters.
These qualities are in evidence throughout the essays in
"America's Philosophical Vision." Whether he is
evaluating Rorty's view of Dewey; the pragmatic theory of
experience and truth; theories of freedom, creativity,
and the self; Royce's conception of community; or
synoptic philosophic visions, Smith always succeeds in
uniting a comprehensive understanding of philosophic
writings with a sure grasp of their import for human
culture and aspiration. It is a great benefit to
students of American thought that these papers have now
been collected into one volume."--James Gouinlock, Emory
University

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Experience, Freedom, and the Pragmatic Outlook
The Reconception of Experience in Peirce, James and Dewey
The Pragmatic Theory of Truth: The Typical Objection
Two Defenses of Freedom: Peirce and James
Radical Empiricism
The Reflexive Turn, the Linguistic Turn, and the Pragmatic Outcome
The Critique of Abstractions and the Scope of Reason
Community and the Self
Royce: The Absolute and the Beloved Community Revisited
The Value of Community: Dewey and Royce
Creativity in Royce's Philosophical Idealism
Signs, Selves and Interpretation
Overview
Receptivity, Change and Relevance: Some Hallmarks of Philosophy in America
Index
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ISBN: 9780226763682
ISBN-10: 0226763684
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31