American Philosophy: The Basics by Nancy StanlickAmerican Philosophy: The Basics by Nancy Stanlick

American Philosophy: The Basics

byNancy StanlickEditorNancy Stanlick

Paperback | January 14, 2013

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American Philosophy: The Basicsintroduces the history of American thought from early Calvinists to the New England Transcendentalists and from contract theory to contemporary African American philosophy. The key question it asks is: what it is that makes American Philosophy unique? This lively and compelling book moves through key periods in the development of American thought from the founding fathers to the transcendentalists and pragmatists to contemporary social commentators. Readers are introduced to:

  • Some of the most important thinkers in American history including Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, Charles Sanders Pierce, Thomas Kuhn, Cornel West and many more
  • Developments in five key areas of thought: epistemology, metaphysics, religion and ethics, social philosophy, and political philosophy
  • The contributions of American women, African-Americans and Native Americans.

Featuring suggestions for further reading and assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, this is an ideal first introduction for anyone studying or interested in the history of American thought.

Nancy Stanlickis Associate Professor of Philosophy and Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida.
Title:American Philosophy: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415689708

ISBN - 13:9780415689700


Table of Contents

Preface  1. Introduction  2. The Genesis of Euro-American Philosophy  3. The Enlightenment Revolutionaries  4. Beyond the Enlightenment Revolutionaries  5. New England Transcendentalism and the Continuing Spirit of Reform  6. The Pragmatists  7. Part I Recent Developments in American Philosophy  8. Part II Recent Developments in American Philosophy  Glossary