The Resource Philosophy Americana : making philosophy at home in American culture, Douglas R. Anderson, (ebook)

Philosophy Americana : making philosophy at home in American culture, Douglas R. Anderson, (ebook)

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Philosophy Americana : making philosophy at home in American culture
Title
Philosophy Americana
Title remainder
making philosophy at home in American culture
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Douglas R. Anderson
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eng
Summary
In this engaging book, Douglas Anderson begins with the assumption that philosophy-the Greek love of wisdom-is alive and well in American culture. At the same time, professional philosophy remains relatively invisible. Anderson traverses American life to find places in the wider culture where professional philosophy in the distinctively American tradition can strike up a conversation. How might American philosophers talk to us about our religious experience, or political engagement, or literature-or even, popular music? Anderson's second aim is to find places where philosophy happens in nonprofessional guises-cultural places such as country music, rock 'n roll, and Beat literature. He not only enlarges the tradition of American philosophers such as John Dewey and William James by examining lesser-known figures such as Henry Bugbee and Thomas Davidson, but finds the theme and ideas of American philosophy in some unexpected places, such as the music of Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, and Bruce Springsteen, and the writings of Jack Kerouac. The idea of "philosophy Americana" trades on the emergent genre of "music Americana," rooted in traditional themes and styles yet engaging our present experiences. The music is "popular" but not thoroughly driven by economic considerations, and Anderson seeks out an analogous role for philosophical practice, where philosophy and popular culture are co-adventurers in the life of ideas. Philosophy Americana takes seriously Emerson's quest for the extraordinary in the ordinary and James's belief that popular philosophy can still be philosophy
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Midwest
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Anderson, Douglas R
Dewey number
191
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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American philosophy series
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  • Philosophy, American
  • United States
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adult
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Philosophy Americana : making philosophy at home in American culture, Douglas R. Anderson, (ebook)
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9780823283057
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12244057
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12244057
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Label
Philosophy Americana : making philosophy at home in American culture, Douglas R. Anderson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823283057
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12244057
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12244057
System control number
MWT12244057
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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