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Life as Insinuation
Life as Insinuation (May 2019)
George Santayana's Hermeneutics of Finite Life and Human Self
Katarzyna Kremplewska - Author

A holistic reinterpretation of Santayana’s thought in terms of a dramatic philosophy of life.

In this book, Katarzyna Kremplewska offers a thorough analysis of Santayana’s conception of human self, viewed as part of his larger philosophy of life. Santayana emerges as an author of a provocative philosophy of drama, in which human life is acted out. Kremplewska demonstrates how his thought addresses the dynamics of hum...(Read More)
 
 
Pragmatism Applied
Pragmatism Applied (April 2019)
William James and the Challenges of Contemporary Life
Clifford S. Stagoll - Editor
Michael P. Levine - Editor

Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.

William James, one of America’s most original philosophers and psychologists, was concerned above all with the manner in which philosophy might help people to cope with the vicissitudes of daily life. Writing around the turn of the twentieth century, James experienced first-hand, much as we do now, the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Paradigms
The Politics of Paradigms (April 2019)
Thomas S. Kuhn, James B. Conant, and the Cold War “Struggle for Men’s Minds”
George A. Reisch - Author

Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

The Politics of Paradigms shows that America’s most famous and influential book about science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions of 1962, was inspired and shaped by Thomas Kuhn’s political interests, his relationship ...(Read More)
 
 
The Real Metaphysical Club
The Real Metaphysical Club (March 2019)
The Philosophers, Their Debates, and Selected Writings from 1870 to 1885
Frank X. Ryan - Editor
Brian E. Butler - Editor
James A. Good - Editor
John R. Shook - Introduction

A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.

The Metaphysical Club, a gathering of intellectuals in the 1870s, is widely recognized as the crucible where pragmatism, America’s distinctively original philosophy, was refined and proclaimed. Louis Menand’s bestseller about the group was a dramatic publishing success. However, only three actual mem...(Read More)
 
 
Another white Man's Burden
Another white Man's Burden (December 2018)
Josiah Royce's Quest for a Philosophy of white Racial Empire
Tommy J. Curry - Author

Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.

Another white Man’s Burden performs a case study of Josiah Royce’s philosophy of racial difference. In an effort to lay bare the ethnological racial heritage of American philosophy, Tommy J. Curry challenges the common notion that the cultural racism of the twentieth century was more...(Read More)
 
 
Partial Truths and Our Common Future
Partial Truths and Our Common Future (September 2018)
A Perspectival Theory of Truth and Value
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

In this book, Donald A. Crosby defends the idea that all claims to truth are at best partial. Recognizing this, he argues, is a necessary safeguard against arrogance, close-mindedness, and potentially violent reactions to...(Read More)
 
 
Entanglements
Entanglements (March 2017)
A System of Philosophy
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Click here to watch Crispin Sartwell discuss his book in nine videos.

Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.

A work of maximally ambitious scope with a foundation in humility, Entanglem...(Read More)
 
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