By Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt

ISBN-10: 1441175180

ISBN-13: 9781441175182

ISBN-10: 1441194371

ISBN-13: 9781441194374

American Philosophy bargains the 1st traditionally framed advent to the culture of yank philosophy and its modern engagement with the world.

Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil conflict, American philosophy used to be a way of facing clash and alter. within the turbulence of the twenty first century, this continues to be as appropriate as ever. putting the paintings of present-day American philosophers within the context of a historical past of resistance, via a philosophical culture marked through a dedication to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this ebook tells the tale of a philosophy formed by way of significant occasions that decision for mirrored image and illustrates the ways that philosophy is appropriate to lived adventure.

This e-book offers a survey of the old improvement of yank philosophy, in addition to insurance of key modern concerns in the United States together with race concept, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the suitable advent to the paintings of the main American thinkers, earlier and current, and the sheer breadth in their rules and influence.

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