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  1. Bruce Kuklick (1977). The Rise of American Philosophy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930. Yale University Press.
    Concentrating on the era when American academic philosophy was nearly equated with Harvard, the ideas, lives, and social milieu of Pierce, James, Royce, Whitehead, and others are critically analyzed.
  2. Dickinson Sergeant Miller (1975). Philosophical Analysis and Human Welfare: Selected Essays and Chapters From Six Decades. D. Reidel Pub. Co..
  3. Ann Fulton (1999). Apostles of Sartre: Existentialism in America, 1945-1963. Northwestern University Press.
    Apostles of Sartre is a broad look at the impact on American philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism -- from its introduction to this country in 1945 ...
  4. Peter Lind (1985). Marcuse and Freedom. St. Martin's Press.
    Chapter One INTRODUCTION The Question of Freedom Freedom - personal, political, religious or economic - is a pervasive ideal in our societies. ...
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  5. Keith Lehrer (1997). Self-Trust: A Study of Reason, Knowledge, and Autonomy. Oxford University Press.
    The eminent philosopher Keith Lehrer offers an original and distinctively personal view of central aspects of the human condition, such as reason, knowledge, wisdom, autonomy, love, consensus, and consciousness. He argues that what is uniquely human is our capacity for evaluating our own mental states (such as beliefs and desires), and suggests that we have a system for such evaluation which allows the resolution of personal and interpersonal conflict. The keystone in this system is self-trust, on which reason, knowledge, and (...)
  6. Bruce Kuklick (2001). A History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000. Clarendon Press.
    Ranging from Joseph Bellamy to Hilary Putnam, and from early New England Divinity Schools to contemporary university philosophy departments, historian Bruce Kuklick recounts the story of the growth of philosophical thinking in the United States. Readers will explore the thought of early American philosphers such as Jonathan Edwards and John Witherspoon and will see how the political ideas of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson influenced philosophy in colonial America. Kuklick discusses The Transcendental Club (members Henry David Thoreau, Ralph (...)
  7. Martha Saxton (2003). Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America. Hill and Wang.
    A pathbreaking new study of women and morality How do people decide what is "good" and what is "bad"? How does a society set moral guidelines -- and what happens when the behavior of various groups differs from these guidelines? Martha Saxton tackles these and other fascinating issues in Being Good , her history of the moral values prescribed for women in early America. Saxton begins by examining seventeenth-century Boston, then moves on to eighteenth-century Virginia and nineteenth-century St. Louis. Studying (...)
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  8. A. R. Lacey (2001). Robert Nozick. Princeton University Press.
    Although best known for the hugely influential Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974), Robert Nozick has eschewed the label ''political philosopher,'' as the vast majority of his writings have focused on other areas. Indeed, the breadth of Nozick's work is perhaps greater than that of any other contemporary philosopher. A. R. Lacey presents the first book to give full and proper discussion of Nozick's philosophy as a whole and of critical reactions to it, spanning areas as diverse as ethics, epistemology, and (...)
  9. David Goicoechea (ed.) (1995). The Nature and Pursuit of Love: The Philosophy of Irving Singer. Prometheus Books.
  10. Michael A. Weinstein (1982). The Wilderness and the City: American Classical Philosophy as a Moral Quest. University of Massachusetts Press.
    I American Philosophy as a Form of Modern Philosophy The essence of modern philosophy is the expression of an image of human existence and of its major ...
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  11. William Frank Jones (1983). Nature and Natural Science: The Philosophy of Frederick J.E. Woodbridge. Prometheus Books.
  12. Thomas Nagel (1995). Other Minds: Critical Essays, 1969-1994. Oxford University Press.
    Over the past twenty-five years, Thomas Nagel has played a major role in the philosophico-biological debate on subjectivity and consciousness. This extensive collection of published essays and reviews offers Nagel's opinionated views on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and political philosophy, as well as on fellow philosophers like Freud, Wittgenstein, Rawls, Dennet, Chomsky, Searle, Nozick, Dworkin, and MacIntyre.
  13. Michael D. Barber (1998). Ethical Hermeneutics: Rationality in Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation. Fordham University Press.
    The essence of Dussel's thought is presented through the concept of "ethical hermeneutics" which seeks to interpret reality from the viewpoint of what Emmanuel Levinas presents as the "other" - those who are vanquished, forgotten, or excluded from existent socio-political or cultural systems. Barber traces Dussel's development toward Levinas' philosophy through his discussion of the Hegelian dialectic and through the stages of Dussel's own ethical theory.
  14. Lester E. Embree (ed.) (1988). Worldly Phenomenology: The Continuing Influence of Alfred Schutz on North American Human Science. Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology.
  15. Sandra B. Rosenthal (1986/1990). Speculative Pragmatism. Open Court.
    Introduction CLASSICAL American pragmatism represents a historical period in American philosophy, spanning a particular time frame and including the ...
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  16. Anthony Pagden (1994). The Uncertainties of Empire: Essays in Iberian and Ibero-American Intellectual History. Ashgate Pub. Co..
  17. Alan Donagan (1999). Reflections on Philosophy and Religion. Oxford University Press.
    This book contains the collected papers of Alan Donagan on topics in the philosophy of religion. Donagan was respected as a leading figure in American moral philosophy. His untimely death in 1991 prevented him from collecting his philosophical reflections on religion, particularly Christianity, and its relation to ethics and other concerns. This collection, therefore, constitutes the fullest expression of Donagan's thought on Christianity and ethics, in which it is possible to discern the outlines of a coherent, overarching theory. Editor Anthony (...)
  18. Christopher Phelps (1997). Young Sidney Hook: Marxist and Pragmatist. Cornell University Press.
    Of great relevance to contemporary debates over socialism and democracy, Young Sidney Hook reopens the controversial question of the relationship between ...
  19. Jefferson Humphries (1987). The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American Letters. Oxford University Press.
    Why do Americans, and so often, American writers, profess moral sentiments and yet write so little in the traditionally "moralistic" genres of maxim and fable? What is the relation between "moral" concerns and literary theory? Can any sort of morality survive the supposed nihilism of deconstruction? Jefferson Humphries undertakes a discussion of questions like these through a comparative reading of the ways in which moral issues surface in French and American literature. Humphries takes issue with the "amoral" view of deconstruction (...)
  20. Bo Dahlbom (ed.) (1993). Dennett and His Critics: Demystifying Mind. Blackwell.
  21. Carl G. Hempel (2000). Selected Philosophical Essays. Cambridge University Press.
    Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997) was one of the preeminent figures in the philosophical movement of logical empiricism. He was a member of both the Berlin and Vienna circles, fled Germany in 1934 and finally settled in the US where he taught for many years in New York, Princeton, and Pittsburgh. The essays in this collection come from the early and late periods of Hempel's career and chart his intellectual odyssey from a rigorous commitment to logical positivism in the 1930s (when (...)
  22. Roger T. Ames (ed.) (2000). The Aesthetic Turn: Reading Eliot Deutsch on Comparative Philosophy. Open Court.
    In these essays, Deutsch's critics both praise and attack him, and he offers his thoughtful responses.
  23. Urszula M. Żegleń & James Conant (eds.) (2002). Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism. Routledge.
    One of the most influential contemporary philosophers, Hilary Putnam's involvement in philosophy spans philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ontology and epistemology and logic. This edited volume explores Putnam's contribution to the contemporary realist and pragmatist debate and includes Putnam's comments on each issue raised.
  24. Leonard Harris, Scott L. Pratt & Anne Waters (eds.) (2002). American Philosophies: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers.
    By offering readings from different traditions, " American Philosophies: An Anthology" offers an informed view of the past. This anthology promotes a new vision: American Philosophy as complex and constantly changing, enlivened by historically marginalized, yet never silent, voices. American Philosophies is an ambitious book full of the contradictory and clashing voices that have shaped American thought. Rather than force too much unanimity, the editors have opted to feature a wide array of American writers, from freed slaves to founding fathers (...)
  25. William James (1967/1968). The Writings of William James. New York, Modern Library.
  26. Bertrand P. Helm (1985). Time and Reality in American Philosophy. University of Massachusetts Press.
    NTRODUCTION intellectual history plainly shows that there is neither a continuing persistence of received ideas nor an unfailing loyalty to a single cluster ...
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  27. Carlin Romano (2012). America the Philosophical. Knopf.
    American philosophy and the tradition. Therapists, bootstrappers, infantry ; Parsing America ; Great white men and the Ivy League cavalcade ; Rorty's revolution -- Abandoning toothless truth : other white males muscle in. Persuasion and the brows ; Psychologists and psychiatrist ; The literary critics ; The political theorists ; Linguist, mathematician, neurologist ; The casual wisemen ; The print journalists ; The broadcasters -- The rising outsiders. African Americans ; Women ; Native Americans ; Gays -- Gutenberg's revenge : (...)
  28. Richard E. Hart & Douglas R. Anderson (eds.) (1997). Philosophy in Experience: American Philosophy in Transition. Fordham University Press.
    This collection of essays aims to mark a place for American philosophy as it moves into the twenty-first century. Taking their cue from the work of Peirce, James, Santayana, Dewey, Mead, Buchler, and others, the contributors assess and employ philosophy as an activity taking place within experience and culture. Within the broad background of the American tradition, the essays reveal a variety of approaches to the transition in which American philosophy is currently engaged. Some of the pieces argue from an (...)
  29. Peter K. Unger (2006). Philosophical Papers. Oxford University Press.
    While well-known for his book-length work, philosopher Peter Unger's articles have been less widely accessible. These two volumes of Unger's Philosophical Papers include articles spanning more than 35 years of Unger's long and fruitful career. Dividing the articles thematically, this first volume collects work in epistemology and ethics, among other topics, while the second volume focuses on metaphysics. Unger's work has advanced the full spectrum of topics at the heart of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of (...)
  30. Joseph Almog & Paolo Leonardi (eds.) (2009). The Philosophy of David Kaplan. Oxford University Press.
    This volume collects new, previously unpublished articles on Kaplan, analyzing a broad spectrum of topics ranging from cutting edge linguistics and the ...
  31. Nicholas Rescher (1994). American Philosophy Today, and Other Philosophical Studies. Rowman & Littlefield,C.
  32. James R. Watson (ed.) (1999). Portraits of American Continental Philosophers. Indiana University Press.
    " The essays trace the personal philosophical journeys and orientations of a remarkable group of men and women and reveal a fascinating array of intellectual ...
  33. John Edwin Smith (1992). America's Philosophical Vision. University of Chicago Press.
    In these previously uncollected essays, Smith argues that American philosophers like Peirce, James, Royce, and Dewey have forged a unique philosophical tradition--one that is rich and complex enough to represent a genuine alternative to the analytic, phenomenological, and hermeneutical traditions which have originated in Britain or Europe. "In my judgment, John Smith has no equal today in combining two scholarly qualities: the analysis of philosophical texts with penetration and rigor, and the discernment of what it is in these texts that (...)
  34. Herbert Marcuse (1968/1988). Negations: Essays in Critical Theory. Free Association Books.
    The struggle against liberalism in the totalitarian view of the state.--The concept of essence.--The affirmative character of culture.--Philosophy and critical theory.--On hedonism.--Industrialization and capitalism in the work of Max Weber.--Love mystified; a critique of Norman O. Brown and a reply to Herbert Marcuse by Norman O. Brown.--Aggressiveness in advanced industrial society.
  35. Kenneth K. Inada & Nolan Pliny Jacobson (eds.) (1984). Buddhism and American Thinkers. State University of New York Press.
    Prefatory Remarks to Charles Hartshorne's Essay The leading process philosopher of out time intimately divulges his own awakening to the fundamentals of ...
  36. Peter Mayo (2004). Liberating Praxis: Paulo Freire's Legacy for Radical Education and Politics. Praeger Publishers.
    Paulo Freire : the educator, his oeuvre, and changing contexts -- Holistic interpretations of Freire's work : a critical review -- Critical literacy, praxis, and emancipatory politics -- "Remaining on the same side of the river" : neo-liberalism, party movements, and the struggle for greater coherence -- Reinventing Freire in a Southern context : the Mediterranean -- Engaging with practice : a Freirean reflection on different pedagogical sites.
  37. Robert Nozick (1997). Socratic Puzzles. Harvard University Press.
    This volume, which illustrates the originality, force, and scope of his work, also displays Nozick's trademark blending of extraordinary analytical rigor with ...
  38. Giovanna Borradori (1994). The American Philosopher: Conversations with Quine, Davidson, Putnam, Nozick, Danto, Rorty, Cavell, Macintyre, and Kuhn. University of Chicago Press.
    In this lively look at current debates in American philosophy, leading philosophers talk candidly about the changing character of their discipline. In the spirit of Emerson's The American Scholar , this book explores the identity of the American philosopher. Through informal conversations, the participants discuss the rise of post-analytic philosophy in America and its relations to European thought and to the American pragmatist tradition. They comment on their own intellectual development as well as each others' work, charting the course of (...)
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  39. Andrew Brook & Don Ross (eds.) (2002). Daniel Dennett. Cambridge University Press.
    Contemporary Philosophy in Focus will offer a series of introductory volumes to many of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the current age. Each volume will consist of newly commissioned essays that will cover all the major contributions of a preeminent philosopher in a systematic and accessible manner. Author of such groundbreaking and influential books as Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Daniel C. Dennett has reached a huge general and professional audience that extends way beyond the confines of academic philosophy. (...)
  40. David Schmidtz (ed.) (2002). Robert Nozick. Cambridge University Press.
    This is an introductory volume to Robert Nozick, one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of the current age. It is part of a new series, Contemporary Philosophy in Focus. Each volume in the series will consist of newly commissioned essays that will cover all the major contributions of a preeminent philosopher in a systematic and accessible manner. Robert Nozick is one of the most creative and individual philosophical voices of the last 25 years. His most famous book, Anarchy, State and (...)
  41. Armen Marsoobian & John Ryder (eds.) (2004). The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..
    The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy offers the most ambitious survey to date of American philosophical thought. Provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought in America.
  42. Juan López-Morillas (1981). The Krausist Movement and Ideological Change in Spain, 1854-1874. Cambridge University Press.
    A definitive study of the intellectual movement in 19th-century Spain of harmonic rationalism propounded by the German Karl Christian Friedrich Krause which was dedicated to an ideal of universal brotherhood.
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  43. Robert J. Roth (1998). Radical Pragmatism: An Alternative. Fordham University Press.
    Robert Roth, among the first few Catholics to write favorably, even if critically, about American pragmatism, presents here a creative piece of comparative philosophy in which he achieves a long-term goal of attempting a reconciliation between pragmatism and a classical spiritual and religious perspective. The title, Radical Pragmatism, is an adaptation of William James’s "radical empiricism." James had argues that the classical empiricists, Locke and Hume, did not go far enough in their account of experience. They missed some of its (...)
  44. Rik Pinxten (1983). Anthropology of Space: Explorations Into the Natural Philosophy and Semantics of the Navajo. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  45. John Adams (1954/2003). The Political Writings of John Adams: Representative Selections. Hackett Pub..
    " The consequences of this article for Adams' thought are nowhere better articulated than in this anthology, which presents his remarkable attempts at ...
  46. M. Gail Hamner (2003). American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy. Oxford University Press.
    Hamner seeks to discover what makes pragmatism uniquely American. She argues that the inextricably American character of pragmatism of such figures as C.S. Peirce and William James lies in its often understated affirmation of America as a uniquely religious country with a God-given mission and populated by God-fearing citizens.
  47. Claude Milton Newlin (1962/1968). Philosophy and Religion in Colonial America. New York, Greenwood Press.
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  48. Francisco M. Salzano & A. Magdalena Hurtado (eds.) (2004). Lost Paradises and the Ethics of Research and Publication. Oxford University Press.
    In 2000, the world of anthropology was rocked by a high-profile debate over the fieldwork performed by two prominent anthropologists, Napoleon Chagnon and James V. Neel, among the Yanamamo tribe of South America. The controversy was fueled by the publication of Patrick Tierney's incendiary Darkness in El Dorado which accused Chagnon of not only misinterpreting but actually inciting some of the violence he perceived among these "fierce people". Tierney also pointed the finger at Neel as the unwitting agent of a (...)
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  49. Meter Amevans (1978). Zen and American Thought. Greenwood Press.
  50. Robert Baker (ed.) (1999). The American Medical Ethics Revolution: How the Ama's Code of Ethics has Transformed Physicians' Relationships to Patients, Professionals, and Society. Johns Hopkins University Press.
    The American Medical Association enacted its Code of Ethics in 1847, the first such national codification. In this volume, a distinguished group of experts from the fields of medicine, bioethics, and history of medicine reflect on the development of medical ethics in the United States, using historical analyses as a springboard for discussions of the problems of the present, including what the editors call "a sense of moral crisis precipitated by the shift from a system of fee-for-service medicine to a (...)
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