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The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture (American Philosophy) Hardcover – June 15, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0823226627 ISBN-10: 082322662X Edition: 1st
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"Fresh and down-to-earth.... Reflects a deep and attentive familiarity with the history of thought, as well as a sensitive and penetrating understanding of American history and culture." - Jacqueline Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield "McDermott's personal style, beautifully seeded with anecdotes and his own experience, make this book as dramatic as the title." - Peter N. Carroll, Stanford University"

About the Author

JOHN J. MCDERMOTT is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His essays have been collected in two earlier volumes: The Culture of Experience: Philosophical Essays in the American Grain and Streams of Experience: Reflections on the History and Philosophy of American Culture. He is also the editor of a stream of important editions, including The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, reissued by Fordham in 2005.

DOUGLAS R. ANDERSON is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is the author of Creativity and the Philosophy of C. S. Peirce, Strands of System, and Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture (Fordham). He is editor of the Transactions of the Charles Peirce Society.

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Product Details

  • Series: American Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082322662X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823226627
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.4 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,903,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jpc on May 9, 2009
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This author is an independent thinker, original, brave and insightful. There were so many thoughtful passages and stories in this book that gave me new insights into what it means to be a human being. I will treasure this book.
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