By Douglas R. Anderson
During this attractive booklet, Douglas Anderson starts with the belief that philosophy-the Greek love of wisdom-is alive and good in American tradition. even as, specialist philosophy is still rather invisible. Anderson traverses American existence to discover locations within the wider tradition the place specialist philosophy within the distinctively American culture can strike up a talk. How could American philosophers check with us approximately our spiritual adventure, or political engagement, or literature-or even, renowned tune? Anderson's moment goal is to discover areas the place philosophy occurs in nonprofessional guises-cultural areas reminiscent of nation track, rock'n roll, and Beat literature. He not just enlarges the culture of yank philosophers reminiscent of John Dewey and William James via interpreting lesser-known figures resembling Henry Bugbee and Thomas Davidson, yet unearths the topic and concepts of yank philosophy in a few unforeseen locations, corresponding to the tune of Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, and Bruce Springsteen, and the writingsof Jack Kerouac.The thought of philosophy Americanatrades at the emergent style of track Americana,rooted in conventional topics and types but attractive our current studies. The song is popularbut now not completely pushed by means of fiscal concerns, and Anderson seeks out an identical position for philosophical perform, the place philosophy and pop culture are co-adventurers within the lifetime of principles. Philosophy Americana takes heavily Emerson's quest for the extreme within the traditional and James's trust that well known philosophy can nonetheless be philosophy.
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Their lives are not light, but sorrowful. Yet they rejoice in their sorrow, not, to be sure, because it is mere experience, but because, for them, it be- ................. 15741$ $CH2 02-13-06 14:42:42 PS PAGE 37 38 philosophy americ ana comes part of a strenuous whole of life. 9 This new wandering wise person—or philosopher—appeared to have some sense of direction, but he/she remained a loner; indeed, wisdom here had a Socratic flavor and seemed to entail the status of social marginality and aloneness.
Pragmatists are, for pragmatists, not persons committed to propositions, but live creatures with habituated lives that are, in their best form, always undergoing some sort of creative reconstruction. This was the thread that Rorty noticed in his description of the revisability of the self. The ................. ’’ Will we embrace James’s tolerance of the peculiar? Will we be capable of maintaining Dewey’s unflagging faith in education? Will we be able to live with Peirce’s in-house quarrel between theory and practice?
Royce’s conception of wandering appeared to be in transition from a simple and clear pejorative sense to a more complex and, in some ways, honorific sense. The Peirce–Thrasymachus philosopher wandered in an intellectual wilderness with apparently no grounds for belief or judgment. Judgment was, for the early Royce, a deductive endeavor. The wandering wise person of Royce’s reflections on Job is both a social and an intellectual wanderer. That is, this wanderer has already directly and immediately encountered some truth concerning the absolute judge.