Description - The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy by Armen T. Marsoobian
"The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy" offers an ambitious survey of American philosophical thought. Consisting of 24 newly commissioned chapters, each written by a leading scholar, the volume provides a state of the art overview of the major 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century philosophical movements in America, including idealism, pragmatism and naturalism. The contributors also look at the major figures in American philosophy - ranging from Charles S. Peirce to Justus Buchler - and examine major philosophical themes such as religion, education and art. Each chapter includes a bibliography to inspire and facilitate further study. Taken as whole, the book provides a comprehensive history of philosophical thought in America, suitable for both students and scholars of American philosophy.
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Author Biography - Armen T. Marsoobian
Armen T. Marsoobian is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University. He is co--editor of Justus Buchler's Metaphysics of Natural Complexes (with Kathleen Wallace, 1990) and of Nature's Perspectives: Prospects for Ordinal Metaphysics (with Kathleen Wallace and Robert S. Carrington, 1991). He is editor--in--chief of the Blackwell journal Metaphilosophy. John Ryder is Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Office of International Programs, and Director of the Center on Russia and the United States at The State University of New York. He is author of Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American Thought (1999), editor of American Philosophic Naturalism in the Twentieth Century (1994), and co--editor of The Philosophical Writings of Cadwallader Colden (with Scott L. Pratt, 2002).