American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia

American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia

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The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy provides coverage of the major figures, concepts, historical periods and traditions in American philosophical thought. Containing over 600 entries written by scholars who are experts in the field, this Encyclopedia is the first of its kind. It is a scholarly reference work that is accessible to the ordinary reader by explaining complex ideas in simple terms and providing ample cross-references to facilitate further study. The Encyclopedia of American Philosophy contains a thorough analytical index and will serve as a standard, comprehensive reference work for universities and colleges. Topics covered include: Great philosophers: Emerson, Dewey, James, Royce, Peirce, Santayana Subjects: Pragmatism, Progress, the Future, Knowledge, Democracy, Growth, Truth Influences on American Philosophy: Hegel, Aristotle, Plato, British Enlightenment, Reformation Self-Assessments: Joe Margolis, Donald Davidson, Susan Haack, Peter Hare, John McDermott, Stanley Cavell Ethics: Value, Pleasure, Happiness, Duty, Judgment, Growth Political Philosophy: Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Freedom, Liberalism, Community, IdentityShe began her career at Wellesley as Instructor of Greek after finishing her BA ( 1885) and MA (1887) from Smith College and publishing her first book Sharing the Profits (1888). At Harvard, she fulfilled all requirements for a PhD in psychologyanbsp;...

Title:American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia
Author:Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs, PH.D, John Lachs, Robert B. Talisse
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-03-31


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