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By Erin McKenna, Scott L. Pratt

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

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

This publication provides a survey of the historic improvement of yank philosophy, in addition to insurance of key modern concerns in the USA together with race thought, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the perfect advent to the paintings of the key American thinkers, earlier and current, and the sheer breadth in their principles and impression.

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On this account, tribal groups characterize primitive humanity, but as the species developed, tribes of indistinguishable individuals gave way to autonomous individuals bound to society by self-interest. Human individuals were taken to follow the same course, beginning as dependent children and developing into autonomous rational adults. Growth depended on gaining independence from one’s social groups and particular places and asserting one’s self as an individual. G. Stanley Hall (1844–1924) in his work Adolescence (1904) proposed what he called the “recapitulation theory” of human development in which individual lives recapitulate the evolutionary development of humanity.

This move from individualism to a social ethic was central to the view offered by Gilman, Addams, and later by John Dewey and other twentieth-century social philosophers. “The time has come,” Gilman wrote in her 1899 Women and Economics, “when we are open to deeper and wider impulses than the sex-instinct; the social instincts are strong enough to come into full use at last.  .  138). This sort of increased “social consciousness” was displayed by workers in Chicago the year after the Columbian Exposition closed when their response to economic depression erupted in the infamous Pullman Strike of 1894.

She became especially interested in the work of several Italian revolutionaries and fell in love with one in particular. She lived with, and had a son with, Giovanni Angelo Ossoli (ten years younger than she), but they never married. In 1850 the family set sail for the United States. The ship ran aground just off Fire Island in New York. The body of her son was found. Thoreau went to New York to search for Fuller, but Ossoli’s and Fuller’s bodies were never recovered. This loss was felt keenly by many, including those active in the women’s movement.

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