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The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism

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  • The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism (University of Wisconsin Press) – Trade paperback (1989)
    by Professor Cornel West

    The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism

    Trade paperback, University of Wisconsin Press
    1989
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    292 pages

    ISBN: 0299119645
    ISBN-13: 9780299119645

    Taking Emerson as his starting point, Cornel West's basic task in this ambitious enterprise is to chart the emergence, development, decline, and recent resurgence of American pragmatism. John Dewey is the central figure in West's pantheon of pragmatists, but he treats as well such varied mid-century representatives of the tradition as Sidney Hook, C. Wright Mills, W. E. B. Du Bois, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Lionel Trilling. West's "genealogy" is, ultimately, a very personal work, for it is imbued throughout with the author's ... Show more

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