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American Philosophies : Anthology

American Philosophies : Anthology - 02 edition

American Philosophies : Anthology - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780631210023

ISBN10: 0631210024

American Philosophies : Anthology by Leonard Harris, Scott L. Pratt and Anne  Eds. Waters - ISBN 9780631210023
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Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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American Philosophies : Anthology by Leonard Harris, Scott L. Pratt and Anne  Eds. Waters - ISBN 9780631210023

ISBN13: 9780631210023

ISBN10: 0631210024

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 02
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Summary

This anthology promotes a new vision: American Philosophy as a complex and constantly changing, enlivened by historically marginalized, yet never silent, voices. The readings provide a sense of the history and context of sophisticated, ongoing philosophical arguments. Some of the pressing questions considered are: What should be the future of all persons, particularly Americans? What does it mean to be native, African, or of European heritage in America, in relation to the aims of humanity? What type of community is warranted given the reality of a vast array of competing interests, cultures, and ideals?What moral commitments and duties should we have to strangers in light of the institution of slavery and the history of ethnocide? By offering readings from different traditions, American Philosophies: An Anthology offers an informed view of the past, while compelling the reader to rethink the meaning of American Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pt. I. Origin and Teleology

1. Letter to the Taino/ Arawak Indians, 1493
2. Speeches
3. How the World Began
4. The Interesting Narrative
5. A History of New York
6. Nature

Pt. II. Minds and Selves

7. Impressions of an Indian Childhood
8. Of Being and Original Sin
9. Principles of Psychology
10. Self-Consciousness, Social Consciousness and Nature
11. Our Brains and What Ails Them
12. Race
13. The Genesis of the Self and Social Control

Pt. III. Knowledge and Inquiry

14. Knowledge
15. An Introduction to the Study of Phylosophy Wrote in America for the Use of a Young Gentleman
16. What Pragmatism Is
17. The Supremacy of Method
18. The Practice of Philosophy
19. An American Urphilosophie

Pt. IV. Community and Power

20. Traditional History of the Confederacy of the Six Nations
21. Account of My Life
22. The Federalist Papers
23. Observations on the New Constitution

Pt. V. Slavery and Freedom

24. The Pueblo Revolt, 1680
25. Fourth of July Address at Reidsville, New York, 1854
26. Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, 1829
27. Prejudices Against People of Color, and Our Duties in Relation to this Subject
28. Civil Disobedience
29. Oration, Delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, July 5, 1852
30. Woman versus the Indian

Pt. VI. Democracy and Utopia

31. Male Continence
32. Democratic Vistas
33. Newer Ideals of Peace
34. Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
35. What to Do and How to Do It
36. What the Indian Means to America
37. Our Democracy and the American Indian
38. Cultural Pluralism