The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-23
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. x
Jonathan Edwards and Eighteenth-Century Religious Philosophyp. 1
Emerson, Romanticism, and Classical American Pragmatismp. 19
Peirce and Pragmatism: American Connectionsp. 38
William Jamesp. 60
John Dewey: Inquiry, Ethics, and Democracyp. 87
Josiah Royce: Idealism, Transcendentalism, Pragmatismp. 110
George Santayana: Ordinary Reflection Systematizedp. 125
A Pragmatist World View: George Herbert Mead's Philosophy of the Actp. 144
W. E. B. Du Bois: Double-Consciousness, Jamesian Sympathy, and the Critical Turnp. 169
The Pragmatist Family Romancep. 185
The Reception of Early American Pragmatismp. 197
Whitehead's Metaphysical Systemp. 224
Thorstein Veblen and American Social Criticismp. 235
Pragmatism and the Cold Warp. 254
Pragmatism and the Given: C. I. Lewis, Quine, and Peircep. 269
W.V. Quinep. 290
Philosophy of Science in Americap. 339
The Influence of Wittgenstein on American Philosophyp. 375
Placing in a Space of Norms: Neo-Sellarsian Philosophy in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 403
Rorty, Davidson, and the Future of Metaphysics in Americap. 430
Analytic Philosophy in Americap. 449
Logic and the Foundations of Mathematicsp. 482
Liberal Equality: What, Where, and Whyp. 515
Legal Philosophy in Americap. 551
American Moral Philosophyp. 578
Essences, Intersections, and American Feminismp. 595
Name Indexp. 627
Subject Indexp. 639
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