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Evolution's First Philosopher
Evolution's First Philosopher (January 2007)
John Dewey and the Continuity of Nature
Jerome A. Popp - Author

Examines John Dewey’s ideas in the context of evolutionary theory.

John Dewey was the first philosopher to recognize that Darwin’s thesis about natural selection not only required us to change how we think about ourselves and the life forms around us, but also required a markedly different approach to philosophy. Evolution’s First Philosopher shows how Dewey’s arguments arose from his...(Read More)
 
 
The Pragmatic Century
The Pragmatic Century (October 2006)
Conversations with Richard J. Bernstein
Sheila Greeve Davaney - Editor
Warren G. Frisina - Editor

Critically engages the work of American philosopher Richard J. Bernstein.

The Pragmatic Century critically assesses the significance of American philosopher Richard J. Bernstein’s intellectual contributions. Written by scholars who share with Bernstein a combined interest in the American pragmatic tradition and contemporary religious thought, the essays explore such diverse topics as Bernstein’s ...(Read More)
 
 
C. I. Lewis
C. I. Lewis (October 2005)
The Last Great Pragmatist
Murray G. Murphey - Author

2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

An intellectual biography of the American philosopher C. I. Lewis.

Noted scholar-historian Murray G. Murphey explores the life and intellectual work of C. I. Lewis (1883–1964), the central figure in American philosophy between the "golden age" of James and Royce and the later scene of Quine and Goodman, Sellars and Rorty. As profe...(Read More)
 
 
The Active Life
The Active Life (September 2005)
Miller's Metaphysics of Democracy
Michael J. McGandy - Author

A sustained reflection on philosopher John William Miller and the metaphysical presuppositions and implications of democracy.

The ancient antagonism between the active and the contemplative lives is taken up in this innovative and wide-ranging examination of John William Miller’s effort to forge a metaphysics of democracy. The Active Life sheds new light on Miller’s actualist philosophy—its sco...(Read More)
 
 
Whitehead's Philosophy
Whitehead's Philosophy (October 2004)
Points of Connection
Janusz A. Polanowski - Editor
Donald W. Sherburne - Editor

Demonstrates myriad points of connection between Whitehead's philosophy and mainstream philosophical traditions.

This volume explores the range of Alfred North Whitehead's philosophy and his relevance to contemporary philosophical traditions. While philosophers and theologians with only a passing acquaintance with Whitehead might think that his philosophy is unconnected to our Western philosophical tradition, the contri...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education in the Making
Higher Education in the Making (February 2004)
Pragmatism, Whitehead, and the Canon
George Allan - Author

Argues for a pragmatic canon always in need of renovation.

George Allan argues that the so-called "culture wars" in higher education are the result of the dogmatic and unyielding certainty that both canonists and anti-canonists bring to any discussion of how best to organize an undergraduate curriculum. He then proposes a middle way. Drawing from William James, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead, he cont...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy
John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy (November 2003)
Hugh P. McDonald - Author

A comprehensive look at how John Dewey's ethics can inform environmental issues.

Hugh P. McDonald's John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey's insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current li...(Read More)
 
 
In Dewey's Wake
In Dewey's Wake (January 2003)
Unfinished Work of Pragmatic Reconstruction
William J. Gavin - Edited and with an introduction by

Leading scholars evaluate the importance of Dewey's work for our times.
In a pluralistic tapestry of approaches, eminent Dewey scholars address his pragmatic philosophy and whether it should be reinterpreted, reconfigured, or "passed-by," so as to better deal with the problems posed by the twenty-first century. For some, Dewey's contextualism remains intact, requiring more to be amended than radically changed. For others, his wo...(Read More)
 
 
The Unity of Knowledge and Action
The Unity of Knowledge and Action (August 2002)
Toward a Nonrepresentational Theory of Knowledge
Warren G. Frisina - Author

Uses the thought of Wang Yang-ming, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead to explain a more coherent theory of knowledge.

Building upon insights from the sixteenth century Neo-Confucian Wang Yang-ming, the American pragmatist John Dewey, and the process philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, this book argues that knowledge is best understood as a form of action. Many of the most puzzling philosophic problems in the modern ...(Read More)
 
 
Fashionable Nihilism
Fashionable Nihilism (April 2002)
A Critique of Analytic Philosophy
Bruce Wilshire - Author

One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.

Thoreau wrote that we have professors of philosophy but no philosophers. Can't we have both? Why doesn't philosophy hold a more central place in our lives? Why should it? Eloquently opposing the analytic thrust of philosophy in academia, noted pluralist philosopher Bruce Wilshire answers these questions and more in an e...(Read More)
 
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