American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present by Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt

By Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt

American Philosophy deals the 1st traditionally framed creation to the culture of yankee philosophy and its modern engagement with the world.

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

This publication offers a survey of the historic improvement of yank philosophy, in addition to insurance of key modern concerns in the USA together with race conception, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the correct advent to the paintings of the main American thinkers, earlier and current, and the sheer breadth in their principles and influence.

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