The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy

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Cheryl Misak
OUP Oxford, Sep 25, 2008 - Philosophy - 642 pages
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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.

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List of Contributors
1 Jonathan Edwards and EighteenthCentury Religious Philosophy
2 Emerson Romanticism and Classical American Pragmatism
American Connections
4 William James
Inquiry Ethics and Democracy
Idealism Transcendentalism Pragmatism
Ordinary Reflection Systematized
C I Lewis Quine and Peirce
16 W V Quine
17 Philosophy of Science in America
18 The Influence of Wittgenstein on American Philosophy
NeoSellarsian Philosophy in the Twentyfirst Century
20 Rorty Davidson and the Future of Metaphysics in America
21 Analytic Philosophy in America
22 Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics

George Herbert Meads Philosophy of the Act
DoubleConsciousness Jamesian Sympathy and the Critical Turn
10 The Pragmatist Family Romance
11 The Reception of Early American Pragmatism
12 Whiteheads Metaphysical System
13 Thorstein Veblen and American Social Criticism
14 Pragmatism and the Cold War

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

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