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Classical American Philosophy: Essential Readings and Interpretive Essays

ISBN-13: 978-0195041989
ISBN-10: 0195041984
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"Very welcome. A much needed text."--Beth Singer, Brooklyn College-CUNY

"First rate collection. The interpretive essays on each of the classical philosophers are especially helpful."--Julie Van Camp, California State University, Long Beach

"The selections are excellent. The indtroductions are insightful and provide good focus."-- John Georgeoff, Purdue University

"The excellent short essays which begin each section of this book provide a superb brief introduction for the undergraduate working in American Intellectual history."--Clifford Clark, Carleton College

"Superior contribution to the 'critical understanding of the American intellectual tradition and spirit.' Well organized."--Donna McCaffrey, Providence College

"The introductions are...quite good."--Kathleen Wallace, Hofstra University

"As good an anthology in this area as one can compose, with excellent introductory sections."--Robert C. O'Brien, Fordham University

"Excellent selections."--James Gouinlock, Emory University

"First-rate choice of selections; introductions and layout are uncommonly helpful."--Raymond A. Belliotti, State University of New York, Fredonia

"Best available collection of important historical documents in American philosophy." --Anthony Graybosch, Tel Aviv University

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This book presents the essential writings of the major figures of classical American philosophy. Drawing on the most authoritative texts, John Stuhr brings together substantial selections from the works of Charles S. Peirce, William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead, capturing the essential thoughts, concerns, and spirit of these philosophers. Extensive introductory essays, written especially for this volume by leading scholars necessary to a full appreciation of each thinker, but also original critical and interpretive philosophical observations. Suggestions for further reading are included as an additional aid to the student.

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