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Philosophy of the Americas

Edited by Susana Nuccetelli (St. Cloud State University)
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  1. added 2015-07-25
    Francesca Bordogna (2004). Selves and Communities in the Work of William James. Streams of William James 6 (3):30-38.
    This paper suggests that James’s account of the self developed in tandem with his social vision. The Jamesian self promoted social transformation and the creation of a strong and virtuous citizenry that could participate in political action and initiate effective social change in a pluralistic, democratic society. The paper also argues that James’s account of the self represented an attempt to rethink the relationship between individual and society in a way that would allow both for pluralism and for community.
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  2. added 2015-07-13
    Jean-Baptiste Dussert (2010). From Gothicism to Transcendentalism: The Birth of a Nation's Culture. In Eoghain Hamilton (ed.), The Gothic – Probing the Boundaries. Inter-Disciplinary Press
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  3. added 2015-07-08
    Grant J. Silva (2015). Embodying a "New" Color Line: Racism, Ant-Immigrant Sentiment and Racial Identities in the "Post-Racial" Era. Knowledge Cultures 3 (1).
    This essay explores the intersection of racism, racial embodiment theory and the recent hostility aimed at immigrants and foreigners in the United States, especially the targeting of people of Latin American descent and Latino/as. Anti-immigrant and anti-foreigner sentiment is racist. It is the embodiment of racial privilege for those who wield it and the materiality of racial difference for those it is used against. This manifestation of racial privilege and difference rests upon a redrawing of the color line that is (...)
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  4. added 2015-05-06
    Eric Thomas Weber (2015). Lessons From America's Public Philosopher. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29 (1):118-135.
    This article argues for a definition of public philosophy inspired by John Dewey’s understanding of the “supreme intellectual obligation.” The first section examines five strong reasons why more public philosophy is needed and why the growing movement in public philosophy should be encouraged. The second section begins with a review of common understandings of public philosophy as well as some initial challenges that call for widening our conception of the practice. Then, it applies Dewey’s argument in “The Supreme Intellectual Obligation” (...)
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