American Philosophy: The Basics by Nancy Stanlick PDF

By Nancy Stanlick

American Philosophy: The Basics introduces the heritage of yankee inspiration from early Calvinists to the hot England Transcendentalists and from agreement conception to modern African American philosophy. the main query it asks is: what it's that makes American Philosophy precise? This energetic and compelling ebook strikes via key classes within the improvement of yank suggestion from the founding fathers to the transcendentalists and pragmatists to modern social commentators. Readers are brought to:

  • Some of crucial thinkers in American background together with Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, Charles Sanders Pierce, Thomas Kuhn, Cornel West and plenty of extra

  • Developments in 5 key components of concept: epistemology, metaphysics, faith and ethics, social philosophy, and political philosophy

  • The contributions of yank girls, African-Americans and local Americans.

Featuring feedback for extra interpreting and assuming no past wisdom of philosophy, this can be an excellent first advent for an individual learning or drawn to the historical past of yankee thought.

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