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By Vincent G. Potter

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This selection of 13 essays, while considered jointly, deals a different point of view at the background of yank philosophy. It illuminates for the 1st time in ebook shape, how 13 significant American philosophical thinkers seen an issue of certain curiosity within the American philosophical culture: the connection among event and mirrored image. Written by way of recognized professionals at the determine approximately which she or he writes, the essays are prepared chronologically to focus on the alterations and advancements in proposal from Puritanism to Pragmatism to technique Philosophy. whereas Doctrine and adventure might be of specific curiosity to experts in American Philosophy, there's additionally a lot to provide an individual drawn to the highbrow and cultural historical past of the USA. so as of visual appeal, the essays are: Jonathan Edwards and the good Awakeningby John E. Smith middle and Head: The brain of Thomas Jeffersonby Andrew J. ReckEmerson and the yank Futureby Robert C. PollockChauncey Wright and the Pragmatistsby Edward MaddenCharles S. Peirce: motion via notion - The Ethics of Experienceby Vincent G. PotterLife Is within the Transitions': Radical Empiricism and modern Concernsby John J. McDermottJohn Dewey and the Metaphysics of yankee Democracyby Ralph W. SleeperIndividualization and Unification in Sartre and Deweyby Thelma Z. LevineJosiah Royce: Anticipator of ecu Existentialism and Phenomenologyby Jacqueline Ann okay. KegleyThe Transcendence of Materialism and Idealism in American Thoughtby John LachsC. I. Lewis and the Pragmatic culture in American Philosophyby Sandra RosenthalThe Social Philosophy of George Herbert Meadby David MillerExistence as Transaction: A Whiteheadian learn of Causalityby Elizabeth Kraus.

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Buffon's description of the American Indian was, he said, "[a]n afflicting picture indeed, which, for the honor of human nature, I am glad to believe has no original . . [and is] . . just as true as the fables of Aesop" (NV 59). Instead, Jefferson maintained the view, unpopular for an American, that the Indian is the natural equal of the white man, and that the observable differences between the two races stem from diet, exercise, and level of culture.

Clearly this orientation prepared the way for both Dewey and Mead. " All that the human mind can bring to bear in these situations is already contained in human experience. James "thickens relations'' as found within ex- Page 4 perience. The key to successful human living is the affective experiencing of those relations. The seventh essay, by R. W. " He argues that the success of American Democracy has been in its ability to adapt to changing situations. " Dewey's philosophical analysis concludes that what constitutes human life is a series of transactions between nature and human experience.

Clearly this orientation prepared the way for both Dewey and Mead. " All that the human mind can bring to bear in these situations is already contained in human experience. James "thickens relations'' as found within ex- Page 4 perience. The key to successful human living is the affective experiencing of those relations. The seventh essay, by R. W. " He argues that the success of American Democracy has been in its ability to adapt to changing situations. " Dewey's philosophical analysis concludes that what constitutes human life is a series of transactions between nature and human experience.

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