A Response to Critics

Florida Philosophical Review 14 (1):64-68 (2014)

Nancy Stanlick
University of Central Florida
As both commentators have noted, American Philosophy: The Basics contains an expanded conception of American philosophy and, in addition, it is a challenge to the very conception of what philosophy is. The traditional categories such as metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and other areas of philosophical inquiry are the primary divisions in each chapter of the book, but that is perhaps the point at which nothing is quite the same. The themes of the book are the practical applications of philosophical ideas, revolutionary and evolutionary thought, and a critical and constructive look at how these two themes lead to the third, which focuses on justice, rights, and equality...
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