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Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy : Essential Readings and Interpretive Essays - John J. Stuhr

Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy

Essential Readings and Interpretive Essays

By: John J. Stuhr (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1999
ISBN: 9780195118308
Number Of Pages: 720

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Classical American philosophy has both contemporary and historical significance. It provides direct, imaginative, and critical insights into our contemporary global society, its massive and pressing problems, and its possibilities for real improvement. Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy, 2/e, provides the resources necessary to understand and act on these insights. Revised and greatly expanded in this second edition, it offers a comprehensive account of classical American philosophy and pragmatism, presenting the essential writings of all the major figures of the tradition: Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead. It also incorporates illuminating introductory essays by leading scholars in the field, providing biographical and cultural context as well as original critical and interpretive perspectives.
This new edition adds several new selections by, and about, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jane Addams, Borden Parker Bowne, Alain Locke, and John Herman Randall, Jr. These essays situate pragmatism and classical American philosophy in their wider American philosophical contexts of transcendentalism, feminism and writings by American women, personalism and idealism, African-American thought, and naturalism and realism. The volume also includes up-to-date suggestions for further reading that are useful for both beginning and advanced readers.
Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy, 2/e, is ideal for courses in American philosophy, pragmatism, American thought and culture, and American intellectual history, and also serves as essential reading for anyone interested in American philosophy.

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"The new edition of Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy will be much appreciated by teachers of American philosophy courses. We now have in one volume a broad range of excellently chosen materials and well-written introductory essays that we have needed for some time."--Michael Eldridge, University of North Carolina, Charlotte "What a fine collection! The essays chosen from the canon are perfect. . . .The feminist and African American sections are real assets and move toward making this subject more truly representative of American culture."--Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin, Madison "Now in its second edition, with 'Pragmatism' added to the title and expanded in scope to include Emerson and some of the contemporary thought that helps put classical pragmatism into context, Stuhr's anthology is sure to become a classic in its own right....The best collection of its kind."--Peirce Project Newsletter

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, Communication, and the Significant 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 Reading

ISBN: 9780195118308
ISBN-10: 0195118308
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 16.41  x 3.25
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised