A history of philosophy in America, 1720-2000 /

Historian Bruce Kuklick tells the story of the growth of philosophical thinking in the USA, in the context of the intellectual and social changes of the times.

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Kuklick, Bruce, 1941-
Format: eBook
Published:Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2001.
Table of Contents:
  • PART I: SPECULATIVE THOUGHT IN AMERICA, 1720-1868: Calvinism and Jonathan Edwards
  • Philosophy and politics
  • Theological dispute
  • Collegiate philosophy
  • Innovative amateurs
  • PART II: THE AGE OF PRAGMATISM, 1859-1934: The shape of revolution
  • The consensus on idealism, 1870-1900
  • Pragmatism in Cambridge
  • Pragmatism in Harvard
  • Instrumentalism in Chicago and New York
  • PART III: PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY, 1912-2000: Professional realism
  • Europe's impact on the United States
  • Harvard and Oxford
  • The tribulations of professional philosophy.
  • Conclusion.