American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia

1st Edition

John Lachs, Robert B. Talisse

Routledge
Published December 7, 2007
Reference - 850 Pages
ISBN 9780415939263 - CAT# RT3504

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Summary

The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy provides coverage of the major figures, concepts, historical periods and traditions in American philosophical thought. Containing over 600 entries written by scholars who are experts in the field, this Encyclopedia is the first of its kind. It is a scholarly reference work that is accessible to the ordinary reader by explaining complex ideas in simple terms and providing ample cross-references to facilitate further study. The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy contains a thorough analytical index and will serve as a standard, comprehensive reference work for universities and colleges.

Topics covered include:

Great philosophers: Emerson, Dewey, James, Royce, Peirce, Santayana

Subjects: Pragmatism, Progress, the Future, Knowledge, Democracy, Growth, Truth

Influences on American Philosophy: Hegel, Aristotle, Plato, British Enlightenment, Reformation

Self-Assessments: Joe Margolis, Donald Davidson, Susan Haack, Peter Hare, John McDermott, Stanley Cavell

Ethics: Value, Pleasure, Happiness, Duty, Judgment, Growth

Political Philosophy: Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Freedom, Liberalism, Community, Identity

 

 

 

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