The American Evasion of Philosophy

A Genealogy of Pragmatism

  • Cornel West

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series

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A study of American pragmatism, this book looks at all the different stages from the Emersonian roots, through the dilemma of the mid-century pragmatic intellectual up to the decline and resurgence of American pragmatism. It also discusses prophetic pragmatism.


America consciousness democracy genealogy history individual individuality Michel Foucault philosophy pragmatism prehistory Romanticism tradition tragedy William James

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  • Cornel West
    • 1
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

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