At a glance:
- Author: Bruce Kuklick
- First Published: 2001
- Type of Work: History and philosophy
- Time of Work: 1720-2000
- Setting: The United States
- Characters: Jonathan Edwards, William James, John Dewey, Josiah Royce, Charles Sanders Peirce, Thomas Kuhn, Richard Rorty
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, History
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Philosophy or philosophers, Pragmatism, Politics, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, Education or educators, Religion, Ministry or ministers, Eighteenth century, Human behavior, Idealism, Metaphysics, Morality or morals, Calvinism, Theology, Protestantism or Protestant churches, Thought or thinking
- Locales: United States
It may surprise readers to learn that Bruce Kuklick’s A History of Philosophy in America is intended to be a textbook. Attempting to “steer between the Scylla of philosophers’ suspicion of history and the Charybdis of historians’ suspicion of philosophers,” Kuklick provides a survey of the development of American thought, a movement he believes demonstrates “the long circuitous march from a religious to a secular vision of the universe.”
Kuklick is particularly well qualified to write such a study. The author of more than a half-dozen books on an array of...
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