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Philosophy Americana : making philosophy at home in American culture

Author: Douglas R Anderson
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Series: American philosophy series, no. 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book offers an alternative way of taking up the American Philosophical tradition as a way of doing philosophy and a way of life. Douglas Anderson explores the relationship between American  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Anderson
ISBN: 082322550X 9780823225507 0823225518 9780823225514
OCLC Number: 63122859
Description: xi, 294 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction : inheritance, teaching, and the insane angels of Ameircna culture : our cultural invisibilty --
1. Some preliminary remarks on the origins of pragmatism --
2. Royce, philosophy, and wandering : a job description --
3. Wilderness as philosophical home --
4. Working certainly and Deweyan wisdom --
5. Wildness as political act --
6. "After all, he's just a man" : the wild side of life in country music --
7. William James and the wild beasts of the philosophical desert --
8. John Dewey's sensible mysticism --
9. "Born to run" : male mysticism on the road --
10. Philosophy as teaching : James's "Knight errant," Thomas Davidson --
11. Learning and teaching : gambling, love, and growth / (with Michael Ventimiglia) --
12. Emerson's platonizing of American thought --
13. American loss in Cavell's Emerson --
14. Emerson and Kerouac : Grievous angels of hope and loss --
15. Pragmatic intellectuals : facing loss in the spirit of American philosophy --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: American philosophy series, no. 18.
Responsibility: Douglas R. Anderson.
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