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American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia

American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia by John Lachs
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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, Identity

 

 

 

Taylor and Francis; March 2008
870 pages; ISBN 9781135948849
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Title: American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia
Author: John Lachs; Robert B. Talisse
 
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