The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy
February 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
- Provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought in
- Brings together 24 newly commissioned essays written by leading
scholars in American philosophy.
- Covers all of the major eighteenth-, nineteenth- and
twentieth-century philosophical movements in America including
idealism, pragmatism and naturalism.
- Examines the major figures and themes in American philosophical
- Includes useful bibliographies.
PART I: HISTORICAL TRADITIONS.
1. Early American Philosophy (John Ryder).
2. Idealism in American Thought (Douglas Anderson).
3. The First Pragmatists (Joseph Margolis).
4. Naturalism (Michael Eldridge).
PART II. MAJOR FIGURES IN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY.
5. C.S. Peirce, 1839-1914 (Vincent Colapietro).
6. William James, 1842-1910 (William J. Gavin).
7. Josiah Royce, 1855-1916 (Frank M. Oppenheim, SJ).
8. George Santayana, 1863-1952 (Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.).
9. John Dewey, 1859-1952 (Larry A. Hickman).
10. George Herbert Mead, 1863-1931 (Mitchell Aboulafia).
11. Jane Addams, 1860-1935 (Charlene Haddock Seigfried).
12. W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1963 (Shannon Sullivan).
13. Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947 (John W. Lango).
14. C.I. Lewis, 1883-1964 (Sandra B. Rosenthal).
15. Suzanne K. Langer, 1895-1985 (Richard E. Hart).
16. Willard Van Orman Quine, 1908-2000 (Peter T. Manicas).
17. Alain L. Locke, 1885-1954 (Leonard Harris).
18. Justus Buchler, 1914-1991 (Kathleen Wallace).
PART III. MAJOR THEMES IN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY.
19. Community and Democracy (James Campbell).
20. Knowledge and Action: American Epistemology (Scott L. Pratt(.
21. Religion (William D. Dean).
22. Education (Nicholas C. Burbules, Bryan Warnick, Timothy McDonough, and Scott Johnston).
23. Art and the Aesthetic (Armen T. Marsoobian).
Epilogue: Editor’s Note.
Epilogue: The Renascence of Classical American Philosophy (John J. McDermott).
John Ryder is Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Office of International Programs, and Director of the Center on Russia and the United States at The State University of New York. He is author of Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American Thought (1999), editor of American Philosophic Naturalism in the Twentieth Century (1994), and co-editor of The Philosophical Writings of Cadwallader Colden (with Scott L. Pratt, 2002).
- Provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought in America.
- Brings together 24 newly commissioned essays written by leading scholars in American philosophy.
- Covers all of the major eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophical movements in America including idealism, pragmatism and naturalism.
- Examines the major figures and themes in American philosophical thought.
- Includes useful bibliographies.
"This volume by many hands fills an important gap about American
philosophy, as distinguished from philosophy in America. It is a
sophisticated, invaluable guide to American philosophy, richly
covering all the main traditions, major figures, and important
themes in clear, comprehensive, and very useful fashion." Tom
Rockmore, Duquesne University
"This is an excellent reference resource on the classical period of American philosophy. It reiterates and reaffirms the idea that history is really a topic of the present, and the essays present stimulating insight on an exciting period of American intellectual life that continues to inform contemporary philosophical issues." Gerald T. Burke, Reference Reviews