American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition
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American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition by Russell B. Goodman
Book DescriptionProfessional philosophers have tended either to shrug off American philosophy as negligible or derivative or to date American philosophy from the work of twentieth-century analytical positivists such as Quine. Russell Goodman expands on the revisionist position developed by Stanley Cavell, that the most interesting strain of American thought proceeds not from Puritan theology or from empirical science but from a peculiarly American kind of Romanticism. This insight leads Goodman, through Cavell, back to Emerson and Thoreau and thence to William James and John Dewey, as they assimilated to American circumstances and intellectual habits the currents of European thought from Kant to Wittgenstein.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521394437
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Russell B. Goodman
American Philosophy Before Pragmatism, Hardback (July 2015)
Russell Goodman tells the story of the development of philosophy in America from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century. The key figures, including Franklin, Jefferson, Emerson, and Thoreau, were not professors but men of the world, whose deep influence on American thought brought philosophy together with religion, politics, and literature.
American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition, Paperback (July 2008)
Russell Goodman expands on the revisionist position developed by Stanley Cavell, that the most interesting strain of American thought proceeds from a peculiarly American kind of Romanticism.
Wittgenstein and William James, Paperback (July 2007)
This 2002 book explores Wittgenstein's long engagement with the work of the pragmatist William James.
Contending with Stanley Cavell, Hardback (April 2005)» View all books by Russell B. Goodman
Stanley Cavell has been a brilliant, idiosyncratic presence in American philosophy literary criticism, and cultural studies for years. This collection illustrates the variety of Cavell's interests: in the ordinary language philosophy of Wittgenstein and Austin, in film criticism and theory, in literature, psychoanaylsis, and others.
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