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American Philosophy Collection Vol. 1

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American Philosophy Collection Vol. 1 offers a comprehensive look at the diverse and influential thinkers who have shaped the landscape of American philosophy. From the pragmatism of William James to the transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, this collection provides a well-rounded overview of the key themes and figures in the history of American thought.

The essays in this volume are accessible yet thought-provoking, making them suitable for both newcomers to philosophy and seasoned scholars alike. The editors have done an excellent job of selecting a wide range of texts that showcase the richness and complexity of American philosophical thought.

One of the strengths of this collection is its emphasis on diversity, with contributions from a variety of voices across different time periods and philosophical traditions. By presenting multiple perspectives on a wide range of topics, the book offers readers a more nuanced understanding of the evolution of American philosophy.

Overall, American Philosophy Collection Vol. 1 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in delving into the history and ideas of American philosophy. Whether used as a textbook for a course or as a reference for personal study, this anthology is sure to spark engaging and thought-provoking discussions.

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This collection of articles in early 20th Century American philosophy focuses on the topics of realism, experience, and ideas, with particular attention to the pragmatic naturalism of John Dewey. In tracks 1-5, Dewey responds to critics of his famous article “The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism” (available in Short Nonfiction Collection Vol.034). Tracks 6-12 constitute a series of pointed debates between Dewey and E. B. McGilvary on the topics of time, ideas, and reality. Tracks 13-16 include stand-alone articles on related topics, including Dewey’s influential critique of “The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology.” Authors include: John Dewey, B. H. Bode, Frederick J. E. Woodbridge, J. A. Leighton, Evander Bradley McGilvary, John E. Boodin, and Sterling P. Lamprecht.

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