Religion, ethnicity, and politics in american philosophy: Reflections on McCumber's time in the ditch

Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):173 - 181 (2002)
McCumber does not sustain with evidence his claims about the role of McCarthyism in the triumph of analytical philosophy. A balanced history would attend to other considerations potentially relevant to that triumph, including the connection between Anglo-Protestant cultural hegemony in the United States and the styles of philosophy — especially metaphysics and normative ethics — repudiated by the analytical philosophers. The crucial transition in the professional culture of philosophy in the United States is not that from pragmatism to logical empiricism and ordinary language philosophy, but from philosophy that was engaged with Christianity to philosophy that was not.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Philosophy of Mind   Philosophy of Religion
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2004
DOI 10.1023/A:1015728602002
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,719
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Hegel's Anarchistic Utopia: The Politics of Hisaesthetics.John McCumber - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (2):203-210.
Reflections on Philosophy and Religion.Alan Donagan - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
Time in the Ditch.Robert Talisse - 2001 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 29 (89):41-42.
On Philosophy in American Law : Analytical Legal Philosophy.Brian Bix - 2009 - In Francis J. Mootz & William S. Boyd (eds.), On Philosophy in American Law. Cambridge University Press.
Just in Time: Toward a New American Philosophy. [REVIEW]John McCumber - 2003 - Continental Philosophy Review 36 (1):61-80.
American Philosophy as a Technototem.Sandra Harding - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):195 - 201.
Problems and Renewal in American Philosophy.John McCumber - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):203 - 211.
Added to PP index

Total downloads
15 ( #325,225 of 2,197,285 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #148,861 of 2,197,285 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature