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Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy - 2nd edition

Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780195118308

ISBN10: 0195118308

Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy by John J. Stuhr - ISBN 9780195118308
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy by John J. Stuhr - ISBN 9780195118308

ISBN13: 9780195118308

ISBN10: 0195118308

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 00
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Summary

Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy, now revised and expanded in this second edition, presents the essential writings of the major philosophers of this tradition: Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead. Illuminating introductory essays, written especially for this volume by distinguished scholars of American philosophy, provide biographical and cultural context as well as original critical and interpretive perspectives. This edition also includes all new selections and interpretive essays that situate pragmatism and classical American philosophy in a wider American philosophical context, including: Ralph Waldo Emerson and transcendentalism; Jane Addams, feminism, and writings of American women; Borden Parker Bowne, personalism, and idealism; Alain Locke and Afro-American thought; and John Herman Randall, Jr., nationalism and realism. Up-to-date suggestions for further reading will benefit both introductory and advanced readers.

This American intellectual tradition speaks insightfully, creatively, and critically to our contemporary global society and its pressing problems. In unmatched quality and quantity, Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy provides the resources necessary to understand and act on these insights.

  • Is the only collection in American thought that presents substantial and representative writings by all the major pragmatists and other classical American philosophers.
  • Contains, in this second, expanded edition, even more material than the first edition, all of it drawn from definitive and critical edition texts.
  • Features introductory, interpretive essays, written specially for this volume by internationally
  • Includes key materials that provide historical and philosophical context for pragmatism and classical American philosophy -- including American transcendalism, idealism and personalism, realism and naturalism, feminism and writings by American women, and Afro-American thought -- as well as many suggestions for further reading.

Author Bio

Stuhr, John J. (Ed.) : Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
INTRODUCTION: CLASSICAL AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY


I. Prologue

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Introduction
The American Scholar
Self-Reliance
Suggestions for Further Reading

II. Classical American Philosophy
CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE

Introduction
Some Consequences of Four Incapacities
The Fixation of Belief
How to Make Our Ideas Clear
The Doctrine of Necessity Examined
The Categories and the Study of Signs
What Pragmatism Is
Issues of Pragmatism
A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God
Suggestions for Further Reading

WILLIAM JAMES

Introduction
The Types of Philosophic Thinking
The Stream of Thought
A World of Pure Experience
What Pragmatism Means
The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life
The Dilemma of Determinism
The Will to Believe
Suggestions for Further Reading

JOSIAH ROYCE

Introduction
The Temporal and the Eternal
The Body and the Members
The Will to Interpret
Loyalty to Loyalty, Truth, and Reality
Loyalty and Religion
Provincialism
Suggestions for Further Reading

GEORGE SANTAYANA

Introduction
The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy
Some Meanings of the Word "Is"
Skepticism
Essence
Substance
Teleology and Psyche
Hypostatic Ethics
The Implied Being of Truth
Spirit
Liberation
Suggestions for Further Reading

JOHN DEWEY

Introduction
The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy
The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism
Experience and Philosophic Method
Existence as Precarious and Stable
Nature, Communication, and Meaning
The Pattern of Inquiry
Education as Growth
The Lost Individual
Search for the Great Community
The Live Creature and Aesthetic Experience
Faith and Its Object
Suggestions for Further Reading

GEORGE HERBERT MEAD

Introduction
The Vocal Gesture and the Significant Symbol
Thought, Communicaitn, and the Signficant Symbol
Meaning
The Nature of Reflective Intelligence
The Nature of Scientific Knowledge
Play, the Game, and the Generalized OTher
The "I" and the "Me"
The Philosophical Basis of Ethics
Science Raises Problems for Philosophy -- Realism and Pragmatism
The Present as the Locus of Reality
Suggestions for Further Reading

III. CONTEXTS
FEMINISM AND THE WRITINGS OF AMERICAN WOMEN

Introduction
Jane Addams: A Function of the Social Settlement
Suggestions for Further Reading

AMERICAN IDEALISM AND PERSONALISM

Introduction
Borden Parker Bowne: The Failure of Impersonalism
Suggestions for Further Reading

AFRICAN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY

Introduction
Alain Locke: The Ethics of Culture, Values, and Imperatives
Suggestions for Further Reading

AMERICAN NATURALISM

Introduction
John Herman Randall, Jr.: Empirical Pluralism and Unifications of Nature
Suggestions for Further Reading

Other Editions of Pragmatism and Classical American Philosophy

Classical American Philosophy : Essential Readings and Interpretive Essays by John J. Stuhr - ISBN 9780195041989