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Memories and portraits : explorations in American thought

Author: H G Callaway
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2010.
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In this book, Callaway embeds his distinctive contextualism and philosophical pluralism within strands of history and autobiography, spanning three continents. Starting in Philadelphia, and reflecting on the meaning of home in American thought, he offers a philosophically inspired narrative of travel and explorations, in Europe and Africa, illuminating central elements of American thought--partly out of diverse  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Callaway
ISBN: 9781443824279 1443824275
OCLC Number: 666223936
Description: xxi, 223 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : on the familiar and the foreign --
Starting in Philadelphia. A city as intimate and foreign ; The Philadelphia jinx ; The American imagination ; One-party rule and yellow-dog politics ; City on the Delaware ; Ben Franklin as re-founder ; Pennsylvania's revolution ; Pennsylvania, Delaware and Henry Adams ; Recent history and prospects --
Monuments and setbacks. Port and baggage ; Early reform ; Dickens in Philadelphia ; George Mifflin Dallas ; From the city to the sea and the mountains ; View from Vermont ; Decline of Camden --
Family and memories. Early memories ; Out of the old neighborhood and back ; Expanding horizons ; College town ; Bookworms and chemistry ; Family matters ; Publics and Catholics ; Teachers and teacing assistant --
Travels, studies and returns. Studies, puzzles, and the student life ; Logical background to contextualism ; Intentionality, Beardsley and Quine ; A student life in Philadelphia ; Teaching Quine in Florida ; West to Ohio and across the country ; Interlude in the Bronx ; The meaning of Philadelphia --
Ibadan. Arriving in Lagos ; An African cityscape ; African menu or English? ; Students and teaching ; Among the Yoruba ; Westernizers and traditionalists ; Lectures, writings and experiences ; The big men and the grass eaters ; Soyinka on the time after independence ; Under the eye of Lenin ; To Europe with Aeroflot ; Travel and talks ; Neo-colonialism ; A special relation. From Vienna to the Saarland. A first trip through Europe ; Driving across France ; Saarbrücken and good Europeans --
From Ibadan to Erlangen and Fürth. Children born to die ; A visit to East Berlin ; Coupe in Nigeria ; Finding my way in Europe ; Return to New Jersey ; Research in Erlangen --
Travels in Italy and Spain. Milan and Lake Como ; Girona and Barcelona ; A visit to Florence ; The essence of pragmatism? ; Firenze bella --
Switzerland and the meaning of Geneva. Trying a new journal ; Wedding on Rittenhouse Square ; Switzerland and German dialects ; Does language determine thought? ; Hunting for St. George ; Lauener's philosophy and Quine's ; The meaning of Geneva --
Locality and natural grace. 27 September 2002 ; Expanding on natural grace --
afterthoughts ; Sunday 15 December 2002, Philadelphia ; Monday 16 December 2002 ; Tuesday 17 December 2002 ; Locality ; Local loyalties.
Responsibility: by H.G. Callaway.

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