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Naturalizing God?
Naturalizing God? (July 2021)
A Critical Evaluation of Religious Naturalism
Mikael Leidenhag - Author

 
 
The Critical Margolis
The Critical Margolis (June 2021)
Joseph Margolis - Author
Russell Pryba - Edited and with a preface by

This critical reader covers Joseph Margolis’s controversial views of mind, truth, science, and reality, along with his revolutionary theories about culture, art, language, personhood, and morality.

Pragmatism’s revival since 1980 can be credited to several thinkers, among them the longtime professor of philosophy at Temple University, Joseph Margolis. The Critical Margolis c...(Read More)
 
 
Decolonizing American Philosophy
Decolonizing American Philosophy (February 2021)
Corey McCall - Editor
Phillip McReynolds - Editor

Wide-ranging examination of American philosophy's ties to settler colonialism and its role as both an object and a force of decolonization.

In Decolonizing American Philosophy, Corey McCall and Phillip McReynolds bring together leading scholars at the forefront of the field to ask: Can American philosophy, as the product of a colonial enterprise, be decolonized? Does Americ...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey's Later Logical Theory
John Dewey's Later Logical Theory (September 2020)
James Scott Johnston - Author

A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916 to 1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.

By 1916, Dewey had written two volumes on logical theory. Yet, in light of what he would write in his 1938 Logic: The Theory of Inquiry, much remained to be done. Dewey did not yet have an adequate account of experience suitable to explain how our immediate experiencing becomes the material for logical sequence...(Read More)
 
 
American Aesthetics
American Aesthetics (May 2020)
Theory and Practice
Walter B. Gulick - Editor
Gary Slater - Editor

Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.

Although there are distinctly American artists—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Grandma Moses, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andy Warhol, for example—very little attention has been devoted to formulating any distinctively American characteristics of aesthetic judgment and practice. This volume takes a step in this direction, presenting an introducto...(Read More)
 
 
The Real Metaphysical Club
The Real Metaphysical Club (May 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)
 
 
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 firsthand, much as we do now, the impact ...(Read More)
 
 
Janus Democracy
Janus Democracy (December 2018)
Transconsistency and the General Will
Richard T. Longoria - Author

Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.

Combining political philosophy with a study of political behavior, Richard T. Longoria examines the contradictory nature of public opinion on policy issues. He argues that public opinion is often characterized by dialetheial paradoxes—when a statement and the contradiction of that statement are both held to be true. For example, a voter may express a desire for a ba...(Read More)
 
 
The Limits of Knowledge
The Limits of Knowledge (August 2015)
Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing
Nancy Arden McHugh - Author

Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

The Limits of Knowledge provides an understanding of what pragmatist feminist theories look like in practice, combining insights from the work of American pragmatist John Dewey concerning experimental inquiry and transaction with arguments for situated knowledge rooted in contemporary ...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory
John Dewey's Earlier Logical Theory (December 2014)
James Scott Johnston - Author

Analysis of Dewey’s pre-1916 work on logic and its relationship to his better-known 1938 book on the topic.

When John Dewey’s logical theory is discussed, the focus is invariably on his 1938 book Logic: The Theory of Inquiry. His earlier logical works are seldom referenced except in relation to that later work. As a result, Dewey’s earlier logical theory is cut off from his later work, a...(Read More)
 
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