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American Philosophy Collection Vol. 2

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American Philosophy Collection Vol. 2 offers readers a diverse and thought-provoking selection of essays, speeches, and other writings from some of the most influential American philosophers. From Ralph Waldo Emerson to William James, this collection covers a wide range of topics including moral philosophy, pragmatism, and transcendentalism.

One of the strengths of this collection is the variety of perspectives and ideas presented. Readers are able to explore the evolution of American philosophy over time and see how different thinkers have grappled with complex questions about the nature of reality, the role of the individual in society, and the search for meaning in a rapidly changing world.

The editors have done an excellent job of selecting texts that are both engaging and accessible, making this book suitable for both newcomers to philosophy and seasoned scholars alike. The introductions to each text provide helpful context and background information, while the footnotes and annotations offer additional insight into the philosophical ideas being discussed.

Overall, American Philosophy Collection Vol. 2 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the rich history of American thought. Whether you are looking to learn more about the foundations of American philosophy or simply want to explore new ideas and perspectives, this collection is sure to inspire and enlighten.

Book Description:

This recording is the second in an ongoing series of collections highlighting foundational articles in early 20th Century American philosophy.

Volume 2 focuses on the debates surrounding the emergence of the so-called 'New Realism.' Inspired by the early works of the American pragmatists, the new realists opposed idealistic and transcendental metaphysics, and advocated for various forms of empirical and scientific naturalism.

Track List:
01 - The Program and Platform of the Six Realists by Edwin B. Holt, Walter T. Marvin, W. P. Montague, Ralph Barton Perry, Walter B.Pitkin and Edward Gleason Spaulding
02 - The Egocentric Predicament by R. B. Perry
03 - Brief Studies in Realism I by John Dewey
04 - Brief Studies in Realism II by John Dewey
05 - The Inadequacy of ‘Natural’ Realism by Durant Drake
06 - Reflections of a Temporalist on the New Realism by A. O. Lovejoy
07 - Report of the Committee on Definitions of the American Philosophical Association by F. J. E. Woodbridge, Frank Thilly, Dickinson S. Miller, Arthur O. Lovejoy, W. P. Montague, and E. G. Spaulding
08 - The Relation of Consciousness to Object in Sense Perception by E. B. McGilvary
09 - The Relation of Consciousness to Object in Sense Perception by Frank Thilly
10 - Consciousness and Object by W. J. E. Woodbridge
11 - The New Realism by Morris Raphael Cohen

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