The Spirit of American Philosophy

They shaped and brought to clearest expression what we have called the " spirit of American philosophy . " Can we now summarize that spirit as a prelude to asking about its presence on the current scene ? The answer to this question ...

Author: John Edwin Smith

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873956508

Category: Philosophy, American

Page: 253

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This revised edition of John E. Smith's classic details the phenomenal growth in American philosophy in the years since the book first appeared. Through the addition of a new chapter and the readdressing of earlier material, Smith advances his reflections on the present decade. The book also considers the impact of British linguistic philosophy and other currents of thought abroad on classical American philosophy.

The Spirit of American Philosophy

The sense for abstract justice which some persons have is as eccentric a variation , from the natural - history point of view , as is the passion for music or for the higher philosophical consistencies which consumes the soul of others ...

Author: Gerald Eugene Myers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041148276

Category: Philosophy, American

Page: 350

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The Recovery of Philosophy in America

Smith characterized the spirit as " a style , a stance " " deeply rooted in people , " an " unwritten philosophy , " the " muscle " within our " formulated beliefs . " 11 Smith defines the spirit of American philosophy as having " a ...

Author: Thomas P. Kasulis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791433552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

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This collection of essays by leading American philosophers honors John E. Smith, a major figure in the struggle for the American profession of philosophy to redefine itself and return to its grander traditions.

American Philosophy

the many different types of thinkers and thoughts represented in this anthology of American philosophy , many of which ... in American History ( New York , 1920 ) ; Alexis de Tocqueville , Democracy and the American Spirit , trans .

Author: Barbara MacKinnon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873959221

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

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This anthology demonstrates the richness and diversity of the American intellectual heritage. In it we see how Jonathan Edwards grapples with the problem of how to reconcile freedom and responsibility with Calvinist religious beliefs; how Franklin and Jefferson exemplified American enlightenment thought; and how the Transcendentalists, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, formulated their particular romantic idealist beliefs. A second and significant portion of the anthology is devoted to Pragmatism. Substantive excerpts from Peirce, James and Dewey, as well as Royce, are collected here. A third part is devoted to other Twentieth-Century American philosophies. No other collection of writings in this field includes the breadth of coverage that this one does. Among the chapters in this third part of the book are those on early Process Philosophy, Phenomenology, Positivism, and Language Philosophies. Selections from such philosophers as Whitehead, Weiss, Buchler, Gurwitsch, Sellars, Quine, Davidson, and Rawls, along with many others are included in this part. A final chapter is devoted to twentieth-century American Moral Philosophy. The book is specifically designed to be used as a text for courses in American philosophy. A substantive introduction that emphasizes the historical setting as well as major interests and ideas of the philosophers accompanies each chapter. Extensive bibliographies and study guide questions follow each chapter. The selections include more than any one course will cover, but in their completeness also allow individual teachers and readers to select what they want.

Dictionary Of Modern American Philosophers

Smith is also recognized for his assessments of the history and future of American pragmatism. In his classic work, The Spirit of American Philosophy (1963), and in his later Purpose and Thought (1984), Smith offered clear and ...

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847144706

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2000

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, and a large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectuals involved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, political science, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in the late nineteenth century. Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers are present, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers, including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be an indispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

Conversion in American Philosophy

The Spirit of American Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1963. ______. “Jonathan Edwards as Philosophical Theologian.” The Review of Metaphysics 30, no. 2 (December 1976): 306–324. ______. America's Philosophical Vision.

Author: Roger A. Ward

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823283118

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This unique and provocative intellectual history uncovers the deep influence of religious ideas on American philosophical movements. In this fresh, provocative account of the American philosophical tradition, Roger Ward explores the work of key thinkers through an innovative and counterintuitive lens: religious conversion. From Jonathan Edwards to Cornel West, Ward threads the history of American thought into an extended, multivalent encounter with the religious experience. Looking at Dewey, James, Peirce, Rorty, Corrington, and other thinkers, Ward demonstrates that religious themes have deeply influenced the development of American philosophy. This innovative reading of the American philosophical tradition will be welcomed not only by philosophers, but also by historians and other students of America's religious, intellectual, and cultural legacy.

Genealogical Pragmatism

Second , what Smith does say is a bit puzzling : If our philosophical situation , like our culture , is complex and pluralistic , then shouldn't we speak of plural philosophies in America and plural American philosophical spirits ...

Author: John J. Stuhr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791435571

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Drawing on the work of popular American writers, American philosophers, and Continental thinkers, this book provides a new interpretation of pragmatism and American philosophy.

On the Logic of Togetherness

pragmatic spirit is a metaphorical storytelling that goes from a typical situation to situational universals . 5.4.4 . ... 58 Smith defines the spirit of American philosophy as having “ a basically humanistic outlook .

Author: Wu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004450639

Category: History

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"Togetherness" is the concrete primal "that" by which we explain and analyze concrete things and situations: an intrinsic interactive principle of integrity, growth, reflection, and behavior. In five sections, this book describes cultural, personal, argumentative, religious and philosophical situations of togetherness, thus providing an imaginative examination of its varieties.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America

In his classic work, The Spirit of American Philosophy, and in his later Purpose and Thought, Smith offered clear and insightful analyses of the work of Charles Peirce, Royce, William James, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead.

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472570567

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

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For scholars working on almost any aspect of American thought, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America presents an indispensable reference work. Selecting over 700 figures from the Dictionary of Early American Philosophers and the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, this condensed edition includes key contributors to philosophical thought. From 1600 to the present day, entries cover psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology and political science, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy. Clear and accessible, each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, a bibliography of writings and suggestions for further reading. Featuring a new preface by the editor and a comprehensive introduction, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia to Philosophers in America includes 30 new entries on twenty-first century thinkers including Martha Nussbaum and Patricia Churchland. With in-depth overviews of Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Noah Porter, Frederick Rauch, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, this is an invaluable one-stop research volume to understanding leading figures in American thought and the development of American intellectual history.