American Philosophy: From Wounded Knee to the Present by Erin McKenna, Scott L. Pratt

By Erin McKenna, Scott L. Pratt

American Philosophy bargains the 1st traditionally framed advent to the culture of yankee philosophy and its modern engagement with the world.

Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil battle, American philosophy used to be a way of facing clash and alter. within the turbulence of the twenty first century, this continues to be as proper as ever. putting the paintings of present-day American philosophers within the context of a background of resistance, via a philosophical culture marked via a dedication to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this booklet tells the tale of a philosophy formed through significant occasions that decision for mirrored image and illustrates the ways that philosophy is suitable to lived experience.

This ebook provides a survey of the historic improvement of yankee philosophy, in addition to assurance of key modern matters in the US together with race concept, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the proper creation to the paintings of the key American thinkers, prior and current, and the sheer breadth in their rules and impact.

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After a series of wars with Native peoples in the west and the 1838–9 removal of American Indians from the southeastern United States by force, Fuller decided to travel west to understand the issues better. In 1844, Fuller published a volume recounting her travels along the western frontier in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. In addition to reading all of the recognized Native and non-Native sources on Native culture, Fuller spent a great deal of time with the indigenous people she encountered on her way.

Primary texts Fortune, T. Thomas, Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South, with an introduction by Seth Moglen, New York: Washington Square Press, 2007. Pokagon, Simon, The Red-Man’s Rebuke in American Indian Non-Fiction: An Anthology of Writings, 1760s–1930s, edited by Bernd Peyer, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007. Pokagon, Simon, Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki, with foreword by Philip J. Deloria and essays by John N. Low, Margaret Noori, and Kiara M. Vigil, East Lansing: Michigan State Press, 2011.

165). The resulting organizations, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Charity Organization Society, became models of collective social action, a (nonvoting) political force, and means for advancing women’s causes from the 1890s well into the twentieth century. The ideals and work of these organizations emerged as a kind of transformation of what had become the dominant “philosophical” movement in the Northeast in the decade before the Civil War. That perspective, called Transcendentalism, was outlined in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson and his close friends, Margaret Fuller (discussed in Chapter 4) and Henry David Thoreau.

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