Pragmatism, Nation, and Race

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-19
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Pragmatism's engagement with contemporary American issues

Author Biography

Chad Kautzer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver.

Eduardo Mendieta is Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. He is editor of Latin American Philosophy (IUP, 2003).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Community in the Age of Empirep. 1
Transformative Communities and Enlarged Loyalties
When Philosophy Paints Its Blue on Gray: Irony and the Pragmatist Enlightenmentp. 19
The Unexamined Frontier: Dewey, Pragmatism, and America Enlargedp. 46
Pragmatism and Solidarity with the Pastp. 73
Mead on Cosmopolitanism, Sympathy, and Warp. 89
Deliberating about the Past: Decentering Deliberative Democracyp. 110
The Racial Nation
Race, Nation, and Nation-State: Tocqueville on (U.S.) American Democracyp. 127
William James on Nation and Racep. 142
Race, Culture, and Black Self-Determinationp. 163
Prophetic Vision and Trash Talkin': Pragmatism, Feminism, and Racial Privilegep. 186
The Tragedy and Comedy of Empire
The Unpredictable American Empirep. 209
Transcending the "Gory Cradle of Humanity": War, Loyalty, and Civic Action in Royce and Jamesp. 222
Pragmatism and Warp. 242
Laughter Against Hubris: A Preemptive Strikep. 254
Interview with Cornel West, Conductedp. 279
Bibliographyp. 297
List of Contributorsp. 311
Indexp. 315
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