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Time, Continuity, and Indeterminacy
Time, Continuity, and Indeterminacy (February 2000)
A Pragmatic Engagement with Contemporary Perspectives
Sandra B. Rosenthal - Author

Offers a pragmatically oriented reconstruction of the central issues of time.

Focusing on the issue of temporality, this book explores the assumptions guiding the frameworks of philosophers who have shaped the contours of the contemporary philosophical landscape, including Whitehead, Weiss, Derrida, McTaggart, and Heidegger. In the process, it remaps the terrain, often finding similarities where differences--some quite radical--are gen...(Read More)
 
 
Dewey Reconfigured
Dewey Reconfigured (October 1999)
Essays on Deweyan Pragmatism
Casey Haskins - Editor
David I. Seiple - Editor

Eleven essays, all but one appearing here for the first time, offer a spectrum of recent critical perspectives on issues central to the philosophy of John Dewey and to what is now known as Deweyan pragmatism. The contributors focus on classically Deweyan concerns such as the nature of experience, selfhood, ethics, education, aesthetics, and democracy, as well as on the relation of those concerns to recent debates concerning feminism, epistemological...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics
Metaphysics (August 1998)
Josiah Royce - Author
William Ernest Hocking - Editor
Richard Hocking - Editor
Frank Oppenheim - Editor

An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.

This book is an edited transcript of Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics at Harvard in 1915-1916.

"Nowhere else did Royce have an opportunity to explain the relations between his two most ambitious works, The World and the Individual and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Recovery of Philosophy in America
The Recovery of Philosophy in America (May 1997)
Essays in Honor of John Edwin Smith
Thomas P. Kasulis - Editor
Robert Cummings Neville - Editor

This collection of essays by leading American philosophers honors John E. Smith, a major figure in the struggle for the American profession of philosophy to redefine itself and return to its grander traditions.

Philosophy in America enjoyed a golden age at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries with the flourishing of distinctive and original schools of pragmatism, idealism, and naturalism. T...(Read More)
 
 
Process Metaphysics
Process Metaphysics (February 1996)
An Introduction to Process Philosophy
Nicholas Rescher - Author

Presents a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition of this influential and interesting sector of twentieth-century American philosophy.

This is a synoptic, compact, and accessible exposition for readers who want to inform themselves regarding this influential and interesting sector of twentieth century American philosophy.

"In this book, one of the nation's most literate, prolific, and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism
The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism (January 1996)
Steve Odin - Author

This is the first book on East-West comparative thought to critically analyze the Zen Buddhist model of self in modern Japanese philosophy from the standpoint of American pragmatism.

The thesis of this work is that in both modern Japanese philosophy and American pragmatism there has been a paradigm shift from a monological concept of self as an isolated "I" to a dialogical concept of the social self as an "I-Thou ...(Read More)
 
 
Science without Myth
Science without Myth (December 1995)
On Constructions, Reality, and Social Knowledge
Sergio Sismondo - Author

This philosophical introduction to and discussion of social and political studies of science argues that scientific knowledge is socially constructed.

"Sismondo deals with a very central and current problem in the philosophy and sociology of science, the problem of truth and representation, especially for theoretical entities and constructs. In this clear and concise exposition, the author succeeds in making a very diffi...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy and the Arts of Schooling
Democracy and the Arts of Schooling (October 1995)
Donald Arnstine - Author

"In the midst of all the noise generated these days over educational reform, one almost despairs of finding any who speak with some understanding of what education is about, namely the full development of human sensibilities and the full exercise of humancapacities. This is precisely what Arnstine does.

"I think that parts of this book are brilliant. Arnstine has explicated a set of distinctions (sometimes in ways that are quit...(Read More)
 
 
Normative Cultures
Normative Cultures (August 1995)
Robert Cummings Neville - Author

This is a philosophic study of theory and practical reason focusing on social obligation and personal responsibility. It draws on Chinese as well as Western Traditions of philosophy.

"The subject of Neville's Normative Cultures is the rebirth of philosophy as a 'worldly' enterprise. There is no topic more significant than this one for the philosopher truly responsive to the present demands of his discipline." --...(Read More)
 
 
Charles Peirce's Pragmatic Pluralism
Charles Peirce's Pragmatic Pluralism (October 1994)
Sandra B. Rosenthal - Author

"I am impressed with the author's adept way of interweaving the diverse threads of Peirce's thought into a coherent thesis: underlying Peirce's idealism, realism, anti-nominalism, phenomenology, metaphysical categories is a commitment to pluralism. This is both an interesting and original way to address Peirce's philosophy." -- Carl R. Hausman, Penn State

"I like the force and subtlety with which Rosenthal makes her case for Peirce's pragma...(Read More)
 
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